Friday July 25 Show Review: Pop, Rock, and Hip-Hop Oh My!
Tonight’s show was exactly what The Oasis is all about, show casing and supporting up and coming musicians. This show was particularly special because we had the privilege of welcoming not one but two new acts into the Lake County music community.
Our first act, Nicole Smith, serenaded The Oasis with a simple a cappella set. No frills here, just soul.
Next up was the live debut of female rock duo Diarrhea Sprinkles. These two young musicians produced a set that was raw, powerful, and wholly entertaining. Anyone who thinks that rock and roll is Boys’ Club need look (or more accurately listen) no further than these two.
Returning to The Oasis to play third in our line-up was rock trio Region Tea. I have seen them a handful of times and they never disappoint. Region Tea filled our stage room with their awesome blend of garage-punk peppered with classic rock fills sure to satisfy fans of The Descendants to ZZ Top.
Later, two piece powerhouse The Shakes & Rumbles took the stage. Their sound punches your ears in the head with its unique blend of fuzzy, blues influenced garage rock. Their sheet volume and intensity is only matched by their socially conscious lyrics that would make The Dead Kennedys proud.
Last and by no means least The Oasis had the distinct honor of hosting the live debut of hip-hop artist Young Fucious. We don’t get many rappers here so it is always a treat when we do and Young Fucious did not disappoint. He brought an energy and swagger sure to make everyone from Metalheads to Beethoven buffs want to two step.