Oh, what a night! So I was all excited to go to Lucky Lounge again and see this band, especially because I had been invited to see them by one of their friends who raved about them. I had checked out a couple of their songs and thought they could be good in a live setting. When I walked into Lucky, it was close to 10 pm and the band was already playing onstage. I heard the familiar strains of the song “Melt With You”, which immediately brought back tons of fun memories. I thought to myself, ‘ahh, they slipped in a cover.’ HA! If only…it turns out every song after that was also a cover. I was so disappointed. I hadn’t at all imagined a show full of cover songs. Granted, the songs they did were all songs I knew & liked from the 80s and more current, but that is NOT what I wanted to hear. And now I really don’t know what their live show is like. All I know is that the lead singer’s vocals definitely weren’t suited for every song they did and I can almost bet that his vocals match up better with the band’s original stuff. Musically they sounded good. The band is made up of four guys: two guitarists, one of which sings lead, a bassist, and a drummer. Lucky was fairly quiet. The layout by the stage was a little different from when I had been there for Ian McLagan. I think they left the floor more open for people to be able to dance to all the fun cover songs. I hate to be sarcastic, but I wish I had known ahead of time that this band was gonna do a set of all covers. I would’ve been better prepared and maybe even have skipped this show. I have nothing against cover bands at all!! They can be fun when you’re out with a bunch of friends partying, but my goal now is not to go out and hear cover bands. I really want to see and hear the original creativity of the musicians playing here in Austin. If Vinyl Dharma had done anything that showed a sign of originality within their versions of these covers, I would’ve been more interested. But again, they stayed true to the originals, not stamping them at all with their personality, which made it much less exciting for me. I left after about 40 minutes, disappointed and frustrated. The bar was really no more full than when I had come in, but it wasn’t even 11 pm. Maybe it’s a later bar. I will say this, if in the future I heard that this band was doing a show of their own music, I would try to see them again.