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Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Buddha Den Showcase Presents: Sitandance 7.12.08

...braving the sweltering heat and the intermittent thunderstorms, an impressive crowd gathered last evening to witness the fourth installment of The Buddha Den Showcase at South Park Tavern. This time around, we featured Sitandance, who turned in one of the most memorable sets we've ever seen at these events. Donning some of the shiniest costumes around, the band began the evening in a subdued, countrified manner with a handful of acoustic tunes including a tasteful cover of The Beatles' "I'm Only Sleeping". Once the band went full throttle into the electric material, however, the evening really took off. Sitandance's penchant for instantly recognizable melodies fused with inventive, experimental twists and turns throughout their arrangements held the audience rapt for the duration of the evening. As the band roved between instruments, filling up their arrangements with trumpet, violin, xylophone, and anything else they could find, the atmosphere was that of a symphony that simply could not find enough musicians to fill all the seats. Despite the deficiency in numbers, Sitandance is one of the most exciting newer bands coming up through Dayton at the moment. Adding in their flair for the vaudevillian element, certainly this was a show for the ages...

For more photos from the evening, go here.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

great show! great fun!

yay sitandance!

god bless the buddha den! (and kyle, the world's coolest den mother)

3:40 PM  

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