The Shamrock Pub and the band Sarasota
As mentioned several times in this blog and I assure you this is the last time, I was at first skeptical of the Shamrock. However my Monday/holiday/late-night visit was like trying to appreciate the beauty of a bald eagle by painting a crow's head white.
I gave the Irish Pub a second go-around and found the live music scene is really where the bar excels. Sarasota was an excellent, catchy little punk band with a lot of passion. They played very well and I had only a few minor hangups with the sound.
The energy was incredible and though the Shamrock may be too small for a huge crowd, it is an excellent breeding ground for live bands. The flavor thus far seems to lean towards the punk rock crowd, what with bands like Sarasota, Down Goes Frazier, The Demon Beat, and The Redbloods.
Sarasota is an awesome live act and their online stuff seems pretty tight as well. Oddly enough, still a little foggy from attending the show, I found out the drummer is in my magazine article writing class. Sweet.
Here is where you can catch Sarasota soon...
September 19-- Bernie's Distillery
September 21-- V Club at the Punk Rock BBQ
October 12-- Club Echo
October 31-- Shamrock
...and here is a list of upcoming Shamrock shows, which sadly, in my previous "calendar post" I forgot to mention--fixing that now...
September 13-- Genuine Junk Band
September 21-- Ashers, The Concept, New Clear Future and Crash Notice
September 27 -- Richie Tipton, Rob Roy and Katt Jaxson