I can't think of anything I enjoy more than going to see a band perform live. This past Thursday night, I had the opportunity to watch The Ataris play at The Crowbar in Ybor City. I've seen a few shows perform at the intimate establishment located in Tampas historic district ranging from Bonobo to "Dave Bazaan". Most memories that I have of listening to The Ataris are from highschool, driving around in my friends moms car on the beach ( probably skipping class), blasting our teenage angst out the window to "In this Diary" or the remake of the original Eagles hit , "The Boys Of Summer."
Its kind of like when you are in a specific spot and you pick up a scent that immediately reminds you of someplace you've been before and you get a reminiscent feeling, thats what it was like to see this band perform Thursday night. I was invited by one of my close friends to see the four-piece alternative punk band from Indiana play at the venue with her her boyfriend who is childhood buddies with the drummer Rob Felicetti.While the band was playing, I couldnt help but observe Guitarist Thomas Holst and his retro short-shorts that everyone couldnt seem to ignore . After the show, I was able to briefly talk with Thomas Holst ( guitar). Thom told me about another band he plays in named The Embry Recordand gave me there second album "Darca."
Left: Thomas and I after the show. I was pointing to his awesomeness for giving me the album Darca!.
Right: Rob Felicetti (drums), centre: Thomas Holst (guitar) and me.