Last night’s live music adventure led me to The Grape Room…
When I finally arrived at The Grape Room (parking in Manayunk can be hectic) it was sometime during Mike Pfeiffer’s set. It was a rather simple arrangement of Mike Pfeiffer (vocals, guitar) with a bassist and drummer. For my first introduction to Pfeiffer’s music I’d have to say it was ok, then again I can’t say that I gave Pfeiffer my undivided attention. Sorry.
Steph Hayes and was next on the bill accompanied by Chris Schutz (bass) and a drummer. I’ve seen Hayes perform a few times before and she always delivers good, quality music – and last night was no exception. It was a good set of musical storytelling by way of song, which is what great songwriting is all about. Needless to say, her set was enjoyable.
Truth be told, the only reason I was at The Great Room was to see Pawnshop Roses. In case you don’t know, Pawnshop Roses is a modern take on old school rock ‘n’ roll with influences from several other genres fused in. In some ways Pawnshop Roses is unclassifiable, non-genre specific, multi-style music goodness – and that’s what I call an incredible band. Last night’s show was a lot of fun, great performance, and the new material is superb. Might I add, Paul Keen’s (vocals) stage moves are entertaining yet genuine. So, I proudly call myself a Pawnshop Roses fan. I highly recommend you experience Pawnshop Roses yourself and when you become a fan you can thank me later.
By the time The Violet Tone finished setting up it was too late for me so I left hoping that I might catch that band some other time when I can give their performance a proper review.
It was another great night of music at The Grape Room.