Growlers On Highway – Highland, Indiana – Saturday, June 16, 2012
Reference Set: Set 1
- Green River – Credence Clearwater Revival
- Hard To Handle – Otis Redding/Black Crowes
- Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf
- Blood and Roses – The Smithereens
- Tush – ZZ Top
- Gimmie Three Steps – Lynyrd Skynyrd
- The Weight – The Band
- All Along the Watchtower – Bob Dylan/Jimi Hendrix
- Kryptonite – 3 Doors Down
- Cat Scratch Fever – Ted Nugent
- Pride and Joy – Stevie Ray Vaughn
- Drift Away – Dobie Gray
- 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