November 30, 2009

Live Review: Soapbar // The Entrance Band // Jacob’s Ladder

Tasty World // Athens, GA // Nov. 9, 2009

Soapbar’s show at Tasty World proved to be an intimate gathering where fans could go and soak up some high-quality, low-key entertainment. The three-person band delivered a performance perfect for spicing up a pleasant night downtown. After warming up to the stage after their first few songs, the band seemed to spring to life with “Speech, Speech,” which showcased the members’ versatile playing style. Heather Daniel on drums was high energy and stole the stage a few times during the set. All members had their chance to shine; Soapbox’s setlist created a dynamic that allowed each the chance to step up and show the crowd what they can do. Bassist Adam Mizell had a few complex bass lines that melded nicely with the band’s rock-out, but sing calmly style.

Soapbar are a well-practiced group, with chemistry that was evident in their good-natured banter between songs and entertaining on-stage cut-ups with each other. Even though the charming Athens band was grateful for their audience, they would have played to an empty venue if they had to – Soapbox came to play their hearts out.

-Amy Ishii

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