The California trio Dada arrived at the Park West Thursday night to a packed house of dedicated fans. The Dada Forever tour marks the band's 25th year anniversary. This show was originally to be held at the Double Door but was changed to the Park West ( thank you ). I've always said and I'm sure everyone at this show agrees these guys are totally underrated. This performance was top notch. What I noticed most of all was these guys seemed to really enjoy playing together. Dishing out the fan favorites like Dim, Dizz Knee Land, Posters, Bob the Drummer they also mixed in some oldies but goodies like Feel Me, Feet to the Sun, Playboy From Outer Space and even a cover of Mellow Yellow. The encore included Moon, Here Today Gone Tomorrow and Dorina.
I thought the band played real tight this evening. Michael Gurley is a master of his Strat and was in spectacular form all night. I really liked the extended version of Ask The Dusk. Joie Calio not only plays a great bass he sure showed his chops on the guitar when playing a couple of 7 Horse tunes mid-set. The driving force of drummer Phil Leavitt was evident all night and included a great solo on the song Posters. The band's melodic songs are made even better by great vocals. Let me tell you these men can harmonize with the best of them. I would be remiss in mentioning Joie's vocals on the song Moon tonight. WOW!
I guess you can tell I really love this band and I'm trying to find something I didn't like about this performance but I cannot other than it had to end. This was a great, great show and I hope and pray all us fans get to see this band many more times.
Phil, Joie & Michael
TIME IS YOUR FRIEND
Please return soon