Written by Samuel Barker
Dec 22, 2005 at 09:00 PM
ImageWith the holiday season comes plenty of excuses to throw a party. A social group you belong to has a party, you surely have one at work and then, your favorite club throws their Christmas party.


This year, the Continental Club had a new up and coming band from Baton Rouge, LA help spread the holiday cheer with a set of originals and covers to fill the already packed club with music. The good vibes spread quickly as ladies, decked out in Ms. Santa costumes that would make a teenager take a bathroom break, brought drinks to patrons or just socialized and of course, as the musical treats from The Terms filled the ears of those in attendance.


A 5-piece band made up of LSU students, The Terms brought a surprisingly tight and mature sounding set to the audience. While the band has been around a while and worked their way up from acoustic trio to 5-piece rock band, their young age made the professionalism and overall strong song structures come together impressively.


Vocalist/guitarist Ben Labat has the face to melt the ladies’ hearts and a voice to bring their boyfriends into the fold. Everything flowed right for the band. Lead guitarist Clyde Hargrove, who seems to be the most reserved on the stage, tore through some impressive solos that actually got a few people to break out of their party mode and pay attention.


It will be interesting to watch this band grow and move up the ladder to venues like the Engine Room or maybe even the Verizon Wireless Theater. The band definitely has the potential to do some great things. You can’t help but see it after hearing but a few songs, even through the smoke-filled, tightly-packed Christmas party at the Continental Club.


Check the band out online at: http://www.thetermsmusic.com and check for dates in your area. This band is going national, be one of the select few who can say there were at the first show they played in your area. Hope all enjoyed the holidays, if you’re looking for good new music, this is a great place to start.