Round of 6
Last time, eight bands came
with the music of Leiber &
Stoller ready to play, but Franklin Bridge was not invited to the show.
Now seven bands remain expecting to play the Stones, but for one of them
comes no "Satisfaction."
Quick reminder: a band's
performance order doesn't mean anything in regards to who got the most
votes. If they play first, it doesn't necessarily mean they came in
And speaking of firsts, the
first to take the stage on this edition of TNGAB... Taking on Mick
Jagger and Keith Richards... Tres Bien!! Mikey is a fan of hip-hop.
Crowe likes to pick out his hair. Cody is half-man, half machine (he has
a titanium jaw). Their number tonight is "Get Off of My Cloud." They
nailed it until the chorus, when it kinda fell out. John loves it. It
was a great song for them. The only thing "You lost me with the little
key modulation." Sheila wasn't sure that they were going to sing this
week, but the guitar was a little out of tune. Mikey was one of the most
gifted frontmen in this competition, but the Satisfaction riff and the
key change took from it sayeth the Australian judge.
Next to the stage... is...
Denver & the Mile High Orchestra! Denver can do impressions. Donald
Duck... Aaron Neville... and Donald Duck. Jeff on keys talks with his
hands. Jared likes to walk around not being "fully clothed." Today, DMHO
take on "I'm Free". It needs more sauce. Seriously. John though the
horns were great, but it was too squeaky clean. Denver defends their
uniqueness. Sheila... finally gets to talk. They come every week with
something, and that the song is a literal "kiss-off" to every detractor.
Including Johnny. Dicko: "Variety good... for B-sides. Not to win this
competition." This was, for the third week in a row, not the
white-knuckle ride that we were expecting.
Number three on our
hit-and-miss parade... is... Sixwire! Chuck was the drummer for
Englebert Humperdinck. Robb is a closet Trekkie. Andy Childs can imitate
everyone... including Elvis and Bill Clinton. Hopefully this won't be
"The Last Time" on the show... but it will be "The Last Time" on stage
tonight. They change it up again. Very diverse, this band is. John
thought it was intense. "That song is yours now." Sheila says it was
"incredible", calling for an encore. Dicko: "At last some masculinity."
Halfway out... Let's get #4
on the stage... Light of Doom! Mitchell wants to be a SWAT officer.
Dillon used to race motorbikes. Eric is a sax man. Daniel is a freestyle
walker. Will they walk out of here, or will they jump... like "Jumping
Jack Flash"? Once again, I don't think they have the pipes to pull
something like that off, but let's see what the judges say. John says
they rock so hard, but that song could've used some harmony. Sheila
agreed, saying that it was a little bit too low for them. Dicko saw it a
bit more of a lilt, adding some sensitivity. "Read up on them, and all
the stuff Keith Richards done? Don't go there."
Two spots left on the
ticket. One of them... The Clark Brothers! Ashley is a dad. Austin is a
real estate agent. Adam likes puzzles and games. Tonight, they hope to
be on their game with "Gimme Shelter". A welcome change is that they
brought out the electric Flying V to help them out. The judges all give
them standing Os. Johnny says that they read into the subtext of the
lyrics and gave them a positive subtext. Sheila calls them the band to
beat. Dicko prays that they come on stage again. They built the tension.
"You turned it into blind panic."
One more band left... Is it
going to be Dot Dot Dot... Is it going to be Cliff Wagner & the Old #7?
Who stays and plays? Who pays and gets slayed?
America voted... for Dot Dot
Dot! Cliff has to take the Old #7 back out to pasture. John? "I'm going
to miss their sense of humor and their chemistry. If Cliff Wagner & the
Old #7, go on the web, go to MySpace and all that, keep supporting this
band. Keep this band alive!" Dicko? "This is a numbers game. Someone's
going to leave. First, thanks to the band for bringing us some variety.
Does this give you a real appetite?" They have some new ideas to take
from all of this.
Back to Dot Dot Dot, though.
Adam actually started as a drummer. Lisa used to be a professional
mountain bike racer. Michael has a duck fetish. Rose is from Guam.
Stephan's dots on his face... from a Sharpie. "Cliff Wagner, we love
you." They close the show with "Let's Spend the Night Together". John
keeps getting surprised, and Rose rocks the guitar. Sheila thought it
was a good song choice. Dicko gives it a B-minus. They could've had it
with the piano instead of the guitar. Adam still needs to come to the
So to recap...
Headliners: Sixwire, Clark
Opening Acts: Tres Bien!, Dot Dot Dot
Tending Bar: Denver & the Mile High Orchestra, Light of Doom
But that's just what we
think. It's all about you. Remember, one of these bands will NOT play
next week. What did your votes do? We're down to five next time.