Posted by: Cory | January 28, 2009

REVIEW: The Instruction w/ The Zero Element @ DCE – 1/23

Just shy of one year since Backseat Sandbar celebrated it’s first full year of existence with musical performances by The Instruction, The Zero Element, Skyscraper Stereo & Azns n Bnzs, the first two in that lineup played again together for the second time to a full house at Derby City Espresso.  First up for the night were The Instruction, who we’ve long been fans of.  Recently, they’ve been spending some time putting together a full length album, and the practice sessions and time they’ve spent together was noticeable in the music.  The Instruction were surprisingly tight from the word go, but on Friday night they were far and away the tightest, most complete they’ve been.  Every single member has gotten so much stronger and the crowd all knew it.  Classics like Hello Darlin’ and May Day still ruled the day, but some songs I didn’t recognize kept myself and many others throughout the crowd moving.

Next up came The Zero Element with their instrumental dance rock.  I hadn’t had the chance to catch Rahman & crew since the show a year ago, and was needing a fix of some good dance rock, which is, for me, the single most fun type of music there is.  Again, as I presume the case is with many young bands spending a little more time together, everyone seemed so much more comfortable playing together, and the sound came off significantly fuller, making it hard not to dance.

More pics below the break…

The Instruction

The Zero Element


  1. Nice shots – mind if I post them elsewhwere?

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