UPDATE: WE GOT TO MEET DAN!, Deleted Scenes’ frontman, providing further evidence that every single person from Olney, Maryland not only knows each other, but also still hangs out.
“Local band.” It’s one of those combinations of terms that usually softens up our critical senses. Like “school play” or “free beer.” It’s a qualification that makes us tend to go a little easier, allow a little benefit with our doubt. You may not stop in your tracks if you heard that band on the radio, but for a band from your stomping grounds, well, they deserve some credit.
Checking out “local band” Deleted Scenes tonight. Their Myspace selections are a tad slow but I somehow already have like 4 of their MP3s in my bloated iTunes library and I like the sound.
Doesn’t hurt that the show is at Rock n’ Roll Hotel, a venue I’ve been meaning to check out:
For as long as man has lived in society, hotels have lined his roads, offering weary travelers a safe and comfortable shelter for the night.