Sunday, April 26, 2009

End of an Era or a New Beginning?

After seventeen years, a few lineup changes and a world tour (kind of), the local alt-pop band, Fizzgig, has called it quits. If you missed last night's final goodbye at the Southgate House, then you missed your chance.

An impressive crowd filled the Ballroom floor, while Fizzgig churned out twenty or so-something songs spanning over their entire career. My personal favorite was frontman Evan Brass's work on the fretboard during "Don't Know Why."

There was no better way to end this band's career, than by what they did last night. They brought up every single member who had played with the band at some point over the years, showcasing the different personalities of this band called Fizzgig.

It doesn't all end there, however. Brass has another local band, The Victory Kids, although Evan is supposedly moving to California. I'm not really sure if he's taking that band out that way, but whatever happens, good luck, I'm sure you'll do fine. Drummer Mike Paolucci already has another project going, The Koala Fires, one of the most talked about, up-and-coming bands in the area.

So with that, we come to the end of this era. From the days of playing CovCath talent shows, to the shows they've played in Europe, and including everything in between, as a CCH alumnist, I'd like to say congrats and good luck to all of the guys in Fizzgig, present and past.

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