So & So
September 7, 2011
Better than: Being stuck in a steam room with 98.7 FM on the radio.
Los Angeles-based folk-rockers So & So performed a triumphant gig at the center of a nuclear reactor last night. . . oh, wait. It was actually the Viper Room, which seems to have redirected its air conditioning budget into buckets and buckets of black paint. The band's set, and especially lead singer Amie Miriello's sultry stage presence, matched the heat in the room.
Upon taking the stage, keyboardist/vocalist Brandon Rogers greeted the crowd with a hearty, “What's up, Viper Room?!?” as he manned his two-tiered kit. They kicked things off with the inappropriately-titled “Cold as Hell.” Visibly perspiring, Miriello nevertheless wailed and hip-thrusted through the uptempo number. Bassist Bana Haffar deftly added chunky rhythms that teetered on the edge of sonic domination. Somehow, it all fit together.
Cold as Hell