Flash-Point LIVE at Growlers On Highway, Highland, IN – Saturday, June 16, 2012


Growlers On Highway – Highland, Indiana  –  Saturday, June 16, 2012

Reference Set: Set 1

  1. Green River – Credence Clearwater Revival
  2. Hard To Handle – Otis Redding/Black Crowes
  3. Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf
  4. Blood and Roses – The Smithereens
  5. Tush – ZZ Top
  6. Gimmie Three Steps – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  7. The Weight – The Band
  8. All Along the Watchtower – Bob Dylan/Jimi Hendrix
  9. Kryptonite – 3 Doors Down
  10. Cat Scratch Fever – Ted Nugent
  11. Pride and Joy – Stevie Ray Vaughn
  12. Drift Away – Dobie Gray
  13. Smoke On The Water – Deep Purple

Flash-Point, a local area Classic Rock/Modern Rock group out of Griffith, Indiana, is a band that can rock with the best of ’em!

Opening their show promptly at 10 PM, Flash-Point got the joint jumping by kicking things off with the CCR classic, “Green River.”  Progressing effortlessly through their set, they had something for everybody: Classic Rock, Modern Rock, Blues, a couple of slower tunes, an almost Rockin’ Rumba version of “Blood and Roses,” all peppered with an occasional barnstormer like “Tush.”  The crowd loved them!

What impressed me most is Flash-Point‘s showmanship.  Fronted by veteran rocker Dave Dodge, the band stayed true to the original spirit and arrangements of the cover tunes they preformed.  No thirty-minute, self-indulgent guitar solos, or other silly goings on: Flash-Point‘s show has a wonderful, overall flow to it.  Ever eager to please, they even preformed a special request of “Kryptonite” for one of Growlers’ beautiful bartenders.

Growlers is a somewhat long, rectangular-shaped club that in less capable hands, could be a volume-fueled, feedback nightmare.  It’s very easy for inexperienced bands to over-play and give distorted concerts in such venues.  Not so with Flash-Point.  Volume conscious and ever vigilant of their overall performance, these rockers from Griffith delivered a show as every bit as disciplined as it was exciting.

Come check out Flash-Point whenever you can.  Whatever club or venue they perform at, Flash-Point promises to deliver one exciting show!

You can find Flash-Point at: www.flashpointmusic.biz

Tim McCarthy – Northwest Indiana Talent


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Filed under Blues, Classic Rock, Modern Rock, Reviews

One response to “Flash-Point LIVE at Growlers On Highway, Highland, IN – Saturday, June 16, 2012

  1. Reblogged this on "Mac Tracts" – by Tim McCarthy and commented:
    “Bands in Review” is separate blog I run in association with my new business, Northwest Indiana Talent (NWI Talent). This is a review I did of the band Flash-Point performing live at Growlers in Highland Indiana. Enjoy!

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