Sunday, March 14, 2010
The Nova Echo performed at Club 828 in Asheville on March 12th along with opening acts Endeavor, Menya, and Totally Destroying It. The night kicked off with a few normal Ustream glitches before the ladies in the chat... joined by a few men... squeeled with delight as the bands started. Much to our dismay, Endeaver needed to freshen up their vocals and practice a little harder before they take the stage again. A slightly depressing kick off for the show.
Next up was Menya from New York. Menya is made up of 2 females and one male. The male does most of the musical portions and does a little rapping (yes, white boy can rap) and the two females sing and rap. And may I add... that the girl CAN rap. Their songs are hilariously funny and get you bouncing in your seat with lyrics like "I'm the hottest lesbo in the club!" Getting the crowd going and making them step a little closer to the stage was all the online chatters needed to cheer up as well.
And last... well, before The Nova Echo hit the stage, was Totally Destroying It. They were ok and had a few catchy beats and lyrics. It was good to see a female lead singer rocking out with a group of men.
And FINALLY, The Nova Echo took the stage with a few surprises for the fans. First off, there had been a little switch on instruments. Caleb was still lead vocals, Will was still on guitar, and Hixon was still on base. Lee had transitioned from drums over to Keyboard, Evan had gone from Keyboard to guitar while making a brief reappearance over at the keyboards, and a brand new member, Jeremy, had taken over drums. And were we disappointed? Not even slightly. The band was amazing. With only a few rehearsals under their belts with the new set up... they killed it! On top of that, the look had changed a bit too. In slightly matching outfits... at least shirts... the band looked very unified, yet still had their own personalities and styles shining through.
The Nova Echo has struck again with an amazing performance and awesome music. The additions and changes were much welcome and a definite success. We expect to see a lot more from this band.
Posted by Kristin at 4:25 PM