Despite playing only five songs, fellow Dentonites Bridges and Blinking Lights used their short set time to present a fierce set of taut, bouncy indie-pop. "Halfway Home" delivered a head-bobbingly sweet bass line, and an untitled new song showcased the charmingly unhinged vocals of singer-guitarist Jake Wilganowski.
In what must have been a booking mix-up, Dave Matthews-esque Dallas band Tall interrupted the Denton showcase with a remarkable lack of substance and originality. They provided quite a letdown after the quirky piano ditties of opener and Denton man-about-town Paul Slavens. Every song he played was improvised and based on fake titles made up by the audience; my personal favorite was the first of three versions of "Your Mama Wears Lederhosen."
Unfortunately, the music was overshadowed by a nasty incident after the concert--two thugs attacked me when I walked to my car on a nearby side street. Several bumps and one black eye (my girlfriend's!) later, I decided to write off shows on Lowest Greenville in the near future. Thankfully, there's always Denton.