They kept telling me to stay. Stay. You'll really like this band. But I have to admit after being traumatized by my dental appointment of earlier that day, my mouth in total pain, and totally satisfied having just watched Death to Anders do their set, I felt like I should go home and just shut it down. But I was told to stay, and I did.
Dam am I glad I did, so I could see this Long Beach Trio, The Soft Hands leave me speechless. I had to stop taking notes, turned my brain off from what I wanted to write, and just wanted to be. I was totally consumed by this band. Unto the stage, after fixing their amp problem, and into a set that had me thinking, why the hell was I even considering leaving? Rapid fire vocals led by Matt and met with Elizabeth behind him with a thumping bass line every single step of the way, the band moved well on stage as Casey on drums just set the mood for the entire set by beating the crap out of his drums. They might have soft hands, by Casey plays with the power of Andre the Giant as he towers over his drum set setting up his band mates.
It was obvious to me at least, The Soft Hands meant business last night at the 3 Clubs. I am telling you this band needs to be seen live. And I feel bad that there was only a small audience to watch them as they utterly annihilated their set last night. Then again I do not feel that bad, at least I got to hear them. Guitar, Bass, Drums, in such synch, that my own jimmy leg could not stop moving as I heard Matt sing. The Soft Hands, came to LA, owned it and won over new fans last night. We definitely need these guys back for more shows. Then again, they are so solid live, we would actually go to Long Beach to see them again. And Again.