Last night I met up with Dave, a new friend I met on Capitol Hill the weekend prior. Coincidentally, he’s from Mt. Clements, Michigan. Dave highly recommended that I checkout Pinback, from southern California, so there we were. East Side crew in full effect for a concert at Neumos.
The opener, Little White Teeth was pretty good, though we only caught the last half of their set. One of the two members of the band was not able to make the show due to a recent addition to his family, which was shown on the screen. It was Rob Crow performing solo, so that his partner could be with his newborn baby. Rob was having a hard time, as he only had one day to prepare. Luckily, members from the opening band helped out a bit.
Soon the crowd was making requests that Rob was having a hard time fulfilling. At one point, he said, “I just need someone to sing this.” I pushed Dave forward, toward the stage. He turned and smiled before running up and jumping on stage.
Rob said to the crowd, “I don’t know what lyrics he singing, but it sounds better than ours!” At times like this, it certainly pays to be a musician… because Dave nailed it. A little flower ran up to him as he stepped off the stage, and that was the last I saw of Dave.