The Frank Erwin Center was Live last night, Rock Band Live that is. Four bands shared the stage and I was definitely won over by the opening acts The Cab and Plain White t's. Good sound, nice light show and enough energy to get the floor jumping.
But of course it was Dashboard that I was there to see. And they never disappoint me so you're not going to get objectivity out of me when talking about them. If you were there to see any of the other bands, Dashboard gave the crowd a good sample platter of what their music sounds like, the new stuff with some oldies peppered in here and there. It was amazing! The stage and venue were larger than settings I'm used to seeing them play but Dashboard made it work. The sound was good, the graphics in the background added a great little extra touch to excite the senses.
By far the greatest thing about the show was Dashboard's cover of Pinks "So What". With some help form The Cab and Plain White t's, Dashboard front man Chris Carrabba show the crowd what rock move really look like.
Austin was the last stop for all four bands touring on the Rock Band Live Tour. I'm sure Dashboard will be back in town again soon and hopefully we can convince them to give us another cover.