Todd Rocks the Horse
Review by Rick (Switch to
When I got on line at the Iron Horse Music Hall yesterday afternoon around
4:30 p.m.,there were already a dozen stalwarts awaiting the 5:30 p.m.
opening of the doors. While conversing with my fellow line-mates, Todd
strolled out, entered a van and presumably went somewhere to eat (not
diffcult here in Northampton, with its famed restaurant row). Many of us
had seen Todd here in town last year, at the Calvin Theater, when the "new"
material was drawn from "Liars" and the only word on a new album was that
Todd might be doing something "proggy." Well, I'm not sure how much of
"Arena" is "prog", but bookended between two sets of the old-time faves
Todd & Co. played the new album in it's entirety and the capacity crowd in
the club seemed to respond favorably to tunes both new and old. It was
great to see Kasim back on keys, but I need to stress "see" because the
keys seemed way low in the mix, which was otherwise clean and perhaps not
as loud as last year's Calvin show. Todd was in fine spirits, his usual
jocular self, even intoning a "requiem for a dead monitor" at one point.
The crowd was exuberant, responsive and knowledgeable. How fortunate we are
in western Mass. to have Todd visit twice within a year, to have crowds and
venues to support his talents, and to have had the rare opportunity to see
Todd in a club setting. And BTW, "Arena" rocks live!
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4/20/2009 - Iron Horse - Northampton, MA
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