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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Concert Review:Eisley and Rooney at Kilby Court

Posted By on February 27, 2011, 9:48 PM

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It was pretty chilly Saturday night, but the people pressed together in what one of the members of Rooney called, "the dilapidated garage" side of Kilby Court didn't seem to notice. Fans waited eagerly for what was the last stop in an over year-long tour to promote Rooney’s latest album, Eureka.---

The relative based Eisley opened with a primarily acoustic set. There were a few sound glitches and technical difficulties, but they dealt it like the professionals they are. As always the vocals and harmonies were without peer. Their angelic voices weaved together seamlessly. The Dupree sisters and cousin were very social, engaging and humorous on stage. The dedicated a song about aliens called “Invasion” to a bedbug they encountered while staying at a hotel and the very last song they played to their tour mates Rooney.

Rooney changed up their final performance by incorporating older songs, which the fans seemed to appreciate a lot. A few played from their first release were “Daisy Duke,” “Blueside” and “I’m Shakin.” They also played the hits, “I Should’ve Been After You” and “When Did Your Heart Go Missing from their second release, Calling the World. However, the highlights of the evening were when they covered Del Shannons “Runaway” and when they had a long jam session towards the end of the set. They encored with Eureka’s “Not In My House.” When asked why they ended their tour in Salt Lake Robert Schwartzman replied that they had come full circle and that, “it was closest to home.” The bands seemed both sad and happy that the sun was setting on their tour, but in the words of one of the members they’ll be back.

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