Over the past few weeks I’ve become a huge fan of local Northern California cover bands. All it took was one rocking WonderBread 5 show and I was hooked! Last night I had the chance to check out the delightfully quirky “The Most Interesting Band in the World” The Pop Rocks at Crawdad’s (my new favorite Thursday night hot spot) and I went home with a huge smile on my face – these guys did indeed rock the pop!
Playing an eccentric list of pop hits from the past four decades the band had amazing stage presence and really got the crowd moving with party favorites from the Black Eyed Peas to Toto (this may have been the only time I’ve ever heard a cover band play Africa twice in one night).
The group’s costumes were hilarious – I’m a sucker for anything Elvis related so seeing an entire band in sequence jumpsuits put a huge smile on my face. My favorite performance of the night? A ground shaking rendition of the Van Halen classic Panama – you can’t go wrong with a few David Lee Roth high kicks mixed in with some killer guitar shredding.
The crowd was light at the beginning of the night, but the dance floor quickly filled with a great group of fans that knew how to have a good time.
Don’t miss these guys next time they are in town – you can thank me by buying me a beer at the next show! You can check out more details on the band and their upcoming shows at http://www.poprocks.net.