New Nobles and The Tungsten Hum @ Horseshoe Tavern – March 24, 2014

Shoeless Monday at The Horseshoe Tavern on March 24, 2014, with New Nobles and The Tungsten Hum.

NEW NOBLES (Ontario/Saskatchewan) “We play rock ‘n roll”

This was my second time seeing New Nobles play The Horseshoe. The first was back on November 25, 2013, when they had four members – they’ve since trimmed down to a three-piece outfit. I very rarely get approached by band members, so I was a bit surprised when Jen Zentner, the singer/bassist for NN, came up to me before the show. She said she remembered seeing me last time. We chatted for a bit, and I found out some interesting info about how they got the gig, and how much bands get paid on a Monday night (50 bucks!). She also introduced me to Dean Beardsley, who plays guitar. Rounding out the lineup is Robin Edwards on drums.

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THE TUNGSTEN HUM (Toronto, Ontario) “A rock and soul band” that features “greasy guitar riffs, deep low end, and ripping drums!”

I don’t remember much about this band’s set, except that they were pretty solid. That, and the drummer was awesome to watch. (As you can tell, I really do have a knack for being descriptive…)

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Camera: Canon 60D
Lens: 50mm f1.8 II

NOTES:
-Before the show started, I asked the sound man if there was any way he could turn up the lights a bit, just so I could get some decent shots of the bands. He gave me a mild rebuke, saying that it’s a performance venue and not a photo studio. He was right. Actually, I have no business making such a request, but I thought I’d try my luck (as I’ve done it a few times at other venues and had some success). But he did turn up the lights enough that I was able to get quite a few shots I was happy with. So, I definitely have to thank him for that!