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Courtney Parker
Prof. Aaron Lack
American Popular Music
30 March 2015
The Atlantics
Last Friday night, I went to see a live band performance at The Highball, located inside the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema on South Lamar in downtown Austin, TX. The band that performed was called, “The Atlantics”. There was a man stroking the hell out of the electric piano, a man finessing the drums and bassist making it look too easy, and another man doing the boogie with the saxophone sounding like heaven to the soul. Also there were two men playing the guitar, what a great collaboration, and a smooth fellow caressing the notes and keys to his trumpet. The group was led by two awesome vocalists of which were male and female. They had astounding voices and quickly aroused the audience, even captivating the local pedestrians who were strolling around the neighborhood. I believe the best part about this performance was that it was free admission and therefore, I had extra pocket change to snag a beer and socialize with other attendees. The set up and arrangements were nice and it all seemed well planned but I strongly felt that they could have used a bigger stage so they would have more room to dance and get jiggy with it. Other than that, I loved that they played several old school hits such as: Otis Redding’s “Sitting on the dock of the Bay,” Aretha Franklin’s “Respect,” and The Temptations’ “Poppa was a Rolling Stone.” The performance overall was a great mixture of instruments and vocals. It would have related well with the Christian community as far as drawing people near with good vibes and great tunes.…...

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