my fave that i ever saw play there was Rumble King. They are a swing bang, and i never stopped to actually watch anyone playing at TT but when i heard the stand up bass and saw some people swing dancing i stopped at watched all 3 sets they played. I became a fan of Rumble King because of the show they played at TT.
There use to be a band that played in the spring of '97 called Voyager. When I was there for Magic Music Days, me and my friends went to just about everyone of their sets. And this was back when the bands played all day, not just at night.
They played a bunch of dance music. I haven't heard a band as good as they were play TT since.
"If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary-wise; what it is it wouldn't be, and what it wouldn't be, it would. You see? " - Alice
"If his brain's ran down, how can he talk?" - Jack Pumpkinhead
"It happens to people all the time, Jack." - Dorothy
"It seems the words on my mug are right: 'It is hard to soar with Eagles when you work with Turkeys.'" - Sam the Eagle
Sandbox was far and away my favorite band before they split with Tomasina. They're just not the same with either Nikki, who they've now split with, or the new guy, Jorge, who I would wager they will split with soon enough since he adds zip to the show. Their tag on their MySpace page has always been "Like nothing you've ever heard before..." which honestly used to be true. But sadly, they've become like everything you've heard before. Jorge has a very nice voice but no presence whatsoever. And even Tony, who used to be a lot of fun to watch, has become a bit blah.
I still enjoy Tomasina, Stellar, Scot Bruce, and Suburban Legends. Reunion used to be VERY nice to look at but pretty C- musically. But they've been performing with just two girls recently rather than their usual four. So, eh...
The thing that I get the biggest kick out of is that 70% of the DL bands have totally interchangeable players. Stellar, Reunion, Antix, Diva Trip, Tomasina, and '80s All Stars all share some configuration of performers.