The Senate

The show on Thursday night was fantastic! During the show I was trying to figure out how I would describe them, but it's pretty tough. The closest I came up with is a mix between Dave Matthews, Dispatch, and Flogging Molly. Then throw in a classic jazz bassist who can beatbox and a guitarist who (when he shaves his beard and has big hair) looks like Jack Black and you have The Senate.

I already told you how to buy their stuff online, but if you're not ready for that, you can watch a lot of it on YouTube. If you want some more recommendations, check out Pied Piper, Bandit, Space Shanty, and Skeleton Line.

I know I have a tendency to like bands more when I see them live, but these guys are great. Stephanie said she had seen them live 10 or 15 times and I can see why. Hopefully they'll get a record deal at some point.