The Shelley James' Music Box rocked Sam Bond's Garage in Eugene tonight with an outstanding collection of original material and 80s covers. Just when you thought it was safe to disregard the familiar radio plays of the 80s, the "music box" proves you wrong. The songs jolted me into halucinatory flashbacks of my early years in elementary school. This band impressed listeners with its skillful coordination and sharp, precise note making. For a small venue fan from the Mid-Atlantic my night out in Eugene was super ... thanks for asking.
[It has become a kind of tradition for me and my brother-in-law Brian to go see live music when I visit. Now that he is living in Eugene and not L.A. that tradition will also take on the sampling of local Oregon micro-brews.]