Was the Pizza better then the Perfomer???
Posted Aug 1, 2007, by Boogie Man.
I rarely go to shows during the week, to top it off a show at a pizza joint.
Well I had heard big things about the pizza at Di Piazza's in Long Beach and
could only hope that the band of the hour was as good as the bar b que
chicken pizza that i was about to enjoy. I didnt get much chance to mingle
with the band before there set as i arrived right on time (for once). I sat
back with a coors light in one hand, and a personal pan pizza made directly
from God himself ready to enjoy a set from native Seattle boys 5 Good
Reasons. Now ill be honest, i had absolutely no idea what to expect from 5GR
as the only material ive heard was on myspace thru a pare of blown computer
speakers, but i know what i did hear, i really liked. Right off the bat, the
band opens with "Sue Us We Killed your Kid" off there debut E.P "Fire On the
Puget Sound". EXPLOSIVE! Singer Matt Forbes sang with more passion then most
major label artists. The wall of sound 5 Good Reasons produced was uniformed
and inviting. Bassist Jason Mills hovered the stage at what looked like 6
feet 11 inches, just pounding his foot in enjoyment as he finger picked his
notes. I immediately removed myself from being at a pizza joint and felt
like i was at the warped tour or glasshouse. The only downfall I saw on
stage was the lack of production. Song for song, the band sounded amazing.
But there was no transition between songs to make it flow like a concert,
and singer Matt Forbes continuously apologized for there lack of practicing
due to no rehersal studio. But that to me, is the least of this bands
worries. Pound for pound, 5 Good Reasons lived up to the hype that my rinky
dink computer speakers promised, and some. Now i must warn you, this band is
not for the faint of heart. If your not ready to scream, pit and have a good
time, then dont go see them! But if your ready to leave your "9 to 5 up on
the shelf" as (Michael puts it) and be entertained, then by all means catch
5 Good Reasons before these boys get swept up and hit the road. Check out
there myspace at: www.myspace.com/fivegoodreasons, for all upcoming
shows. Till next time friends, see you at the next show!