Written by Abel Carmona
Feb 15, 2007 at 08:00 PM
ImageI got to the Meridian right before the doors open to find not much of a crowd, so I thought to myself this will be cool get in get out no hassles of people. I mean come on all of us here at HMR know that concerts would be great if it weren’t for all the fans being there (just kidding). Any way I went up to photo the first band when I was done it seemed as someone had opened the flood gates and let loose a massive crowd that filled the Meridian. And for the first time in a long time I actually felt young at a show, with most of the crowd being made up of 40 to 50 something.

Well starting the night off was Reckless Kelly who hails from our own Austin, TX. Their music has an alt. country vibe with a little southern rock thrown in the mix. I’m not a real big country fan so my opinion on them may be somewhat bias.  One thing that caught my eyes was the guitar player during the first song was using what looked like a mandolin, and he wasn’t a small guy so it made it look even tinier than it is. All in all I would say that they played ok, but as I said before country just isn’t my thing.

Not Long after Big Head Todd and The Monsters came on stage and rolled straight in to the first song as fans sang along. Almost the entire show seemed like karaoke night at some bar with most of the fans singing along to the entire set. The reason I wanted to check out Big Head Todd and The Monsters was because of a song they had way back in 2000 or so, and now I couldn’t tell you for the life of me what that song was. Just thought it would be cool to see them. But it just wasn’t as great as I would have thought it to be.

One thing I did enjoy was watching Todd Mohr’s guitar playing which to say the least was pretty impressive. He broke off a few different solos before I left the show that really got the crowd going.  But even though I wasn’t in to them much the fans loved them, and were really getting in to the show. And with almost 20 years of music behind them you would think they should have a few fans out there.

Since 1986 Big Head Todd and The Monsters have been making their free flowing jam rock sound. But it wasn’t till the mid 90’s that they began to be noticed somewhere other than their local scene in Colorado.  Sorry for the review being so short but I didn’t stay for the entire show so there’s not much else for me to tell you. Except that if you are a fan of Big Head Todd and The Monsters their newest album “From The Archives” was released earlier this year.