REVIEW: Yard Dogs Road Show @ WOW Hall (Eugene, OR – 11/5/10)
FYI… PHOTOS of the SHOW at the BOTTOM
Great show last night by local bellydance favorites / friends Audralina & Luminessah followed-up by a melting pot of sights and sounds from the headliner – Oakland’s Yard Dogs Road Show. [I have to apologize, as due to a “user error” I lost about half of my photos when transferring to my computer. Luckily Margarita was also snapping away.]
Opener Dela Project suffered the most from the lack of photos due to my error… sorry! They were a great gypsy-folk duo… nice sound and a wide array of instruments including saw, wood block, cello, as well as a traditional bag of tricks. Up next was a beautiful set of bellydance numbers by Lila, Regina & Ali of Luminessah with Audralina doing a couple of songs as a set break.
The bellydance set was more intimate than the last time I saw a MEDGE show at WOW Hall. Both Luminesseh and Audralina danced on the floor (not the stage), surrounded by candles and tunes coming from DJ Layla. Layla mixed it up for Luminessah’s last song (total improv!!).
The capper for the night was the Yard Dogs energetic set. I had never experienced the Yard Dogs, but they were equal parts street band, roaring ’20s flapper show, burlesque, hipster steam-punk, and rock circus – including a sword (and chair leg) swallower. It was a completely fun experience, and a nice set-up on the WOW Hall stage. The YDRS banners seemed to box the group in pretty tight on stage, but they pulled it off amazingly.
many more photos below
The Appropriate Linkage:
- YDRS’s Site
- YDRS’s Social Media Links (see below)
- Luminessah’s Site
- Luminesseh’s MySpace / Facebook / Twitter
- Audralina’s Site
- Dela Project’s Site
- Dela Project’s MySpace
- WOW Hall‘s Site / Facebook / Twitter
(click for larger)
Limited to 1200 pixels wide or tall (42 pics)