Band: Some Young Animal
Venue: Lemon Drop
Location: Springfield, MO
Hello dumplings. My apologies for making you face the world without me these past few days. Here’s a song for your troubles.
So. Here’s what I learned this weekend. Saxophones aren’t used enough. Period. So imagine my surprise and pleasure at seeing a group with a sax player in the band. Not touring with. Not for a couple of songs. But IN the band. It was pretty cool.
Some Young Animal is a local group, consisting of:
Houston Ussery: Vocals, Keys, Guitar, Bass
Sabrina Deets: Vocals, Guitar, Bass
Nathan Gamel: Vocals, Drums, Guitar
Ryan Dunn: Saxophone.
They have an intensely easy presence on stage, and their music is a treat to listen to. Maybe I’m just a sucker for horns, but this type of soulful folksy music is a welcome change from the ordinary.
I really think that Some Young Animal could be at the forefront of something important in the music world. Their music is different, uncomplicated and enjoyable to listen to.
You can check them out here, though it appears they haven’t uploaded any of their music yet. I recorded some of it (not the best quality), and will be uploading it shortly so you can get a better idea of what they sound like. Sorry for the lack of info on them, but that’s how you know they’re cool, right? Because you can’t find their stuff anywhere, and all you know is what you hear in whispers on street corners and what you read on bathroom stalls. Go on this mad adventure to discover their music with me. It’ll be worth it.
Unless your friend eats all the fruit snacks before we get to the concert again. That’s just discourteous.
Drink Prices: N/A
*I highly recommend seeing bands at Lemon Drop’s free block parties. The street’s closed off, the people are cool, and the band banters with all of Commercial Street. The atmosphere is artistic in a very welcoming sort of way. It was a great experience.