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Saturday, February 11, 2006


I blame Dinosaur in Trouble’s lack of activity entirely on Dance Dance Revolution. I would have promptly written about all the shows I’ve attended this year if it wasn’t for this damn video game consuming my life. But hey, at least I’m getting my exercise. And don’t worry; I’ll let you all know when I’m having my next DDR party.

Anyway…Dinosaur in Trouble’s new year officially began on January 14th with a monstrous show at the Entry. A handful of Dinosaur in Trouble endorsed bands playing in Dinosaur in Trouble’s venue of choice – the perfect way to ring in 2006.

The biggest treat of the night was definitely the Tin Horns. I thought for sure they were a goner. Their demise was even noted in the City Pages’ 2005 Local Music Yearbook. Thankfully, the Tin Horns are back in action and better than ever. The band’s near-death experience must have awoken a sense of urgency in the Tin Horns. The energy that they invested into their music on the night of the 14th suggested that the Tin Horns were far from taking their unique chemistry for granted. Awesome.

Tin Horns

Next was the band that nabbed the coveted #8 spot on Dinosaur in Trouble’s Top 10 Albums of 2005. I know that I’m not the only music geek who holds the STNNNG in such lofty esteem. Their set at the Entry proved that the STNNNG are a very deserving target of all this heaping praise. Plus, they’re crazy, which is always fun.


Grimy garage rockers, Bridge Club, rounded off the night of amazing local rock. I would normally feel sorry for a band who had to follow the STNNNG and Tin Horns, but Bridge Club were able to hold their own. Very satisfying set. I also have to mention that Bridge Club’s song “Rick James” (which they played that night) is the only proper tribute to the Motown legend. MC Hammer just isn’t as appealing as he was when I was a kid, and sorry to say, but Chappelle’s Show wasn’t really that funny.

Bridge Club

Even though I missed the first two bands (Spider Fighter and Story of the Sea), and I was too tired to stick around for much of the closing act (metal cover band, World of Hurt), I still left the venue with a very positive outlook on 2006. Dance Dance Revolution and the greatest music scene in the world, what more could I ask for?

Tin Horns @ The Triple Rock: August 12, 2005
Tin Horns @ The Hexagon Bar: March 26, 2005
Tin Horns @ The Triple Rock: February 14, 2005
STNNNG @ Top 10 Albums of 2005
STNNNG @ The 7th Street Entry: May 28, 2005


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