Night: Hanson and Hellogoodbye at House of Blues
By Carli Baylor in Show ReviewsMon., Nov. 2 2009 @ 11:38AMHanson, Hellogoodbye
House of Blues
November 1, 2009
Hanson stopped in at the House of Blues last night to perform before a more than loyal crowd as part of its Use Your Sole Tour.
Starting the night out with a rendition of "Where's The Love," the band gave audience members their money's worth, playing songs from all of its albums, including Middle of Nowhere, This Time Around, Underneath and The Walk. And, for an additional treat, the Hanson brothers even gave a sneak preview of some songs on their upcoming 2010 album.
Playing both an electric and acoustic set, the band proved they can multitask. Taylor Hanson tackled both the harmonica and the keyboard during a classic performance of "If Only" while Isaac Hanson switched out guitars more times than you can count.
There aren't many bands who sound the same live and in person as they do on a record but Hanson does.
And the crowd ate it up, singing every single lyric to every single song. Talk about loyalty.
Hellogoodbye was also on hand to join in on the night's festivities. Opening for Hanson on the tour, this California band distracted from its music with their goofy comments and crazy antics, trying to convince the crowd that "orange" rhymed with "orange." And, despite fun renditions of "Here in Your Arms" and "Baby, It's Fact," audience members concentrated way more on the fact that band member Travis Head decided to give in to a fan's request and took off his pants on stage. (Just so you know, he prefers "tighty whities.")
Oh well, the usage of the ukulele and the mandolin were still interesting too. No one can say they didn't get their money's worth of entertainment and talent.
Random Note: The couple standing next to me all night needed to get a room.