That feeling that you get when the person you have a huge crush on responds to your text, 'likes' your photo on Facebook, or suavely asks you if you maybe wanna hang out sometime. That pitter patter, can't breathe in the best way possible, maybe going to throw up sorta feeling.
That, is the feeling I got when I found out I would be seeing and interviewing the boys from the band, The Cab.
I became a huge fan of this band back in 2008, after hearing the song 'Vegas Skies' off of their first album, Whisper War. I knew nothing about the band, except that the catchy chorus's got stuck in my head on a daily basis, and that the lead singer had a smooth, velvety, perfectly pitched voice. Shortly after being introduced to this magical, Vegas induced song, my boyfriend went to Sin City itself, and slept with his ex girlfriend. Regardless, I still adore this song, which was written about The Cab's hometown, and I still want a boy to serenade me with this song someday. However, I also want to slap ex boyfriend across the face while this song softly plays in the background.
I'm kidding. Mostly.
The Cab teamed up with a New York based charity group called "46" to play an accoustic charity show at the beautiful and cozy Webster Hall. I love accoustic shows because it either shows off the bands raw talent, or makes you realize that auto tune worked hard to produce the record, rather then the band.
The band started off the show with the song "Angel with a shotgun", the first song off their new record, Symphony Solider. It was intense and intimate. No autotune. No fancy instraments. No obnoxious flashing lights. Just Alex Deleon, with as perfect of a pitch as I remembered, alongside Alex Marshell, backing him up on keyboard.
Unpredictable as talented musicians tend to be, Alex threw the audience for a loop as he started belting out a mish mash of popular Top 40 songs, from Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream", to Rhiannas "We found Love".
Is it naive to think that he was dedicating that song to me? Of course not.
Highlight of the night for me, was hearing the begining to the bands latest single "Bad" in which they sing,
"I want a girl who stays out too late, And when I call, she doesn't answer the phone, Oh, I want a girl who likes it her way"
The room was filled with cheers and high pitched screeches, and it only took seconds to realize some of them were my own.
At this point, Alex sat back in his chair, with a modest smile on his face and let the audience take control of the song and sing along to every word. I imagine as an artist, that these are the moments that make every bump in the road and every crappy venue they've had to play at, all worth it.
I walked into the show a simple, tiny, blonde gal from Toronto, and left, feeling inspired to turn off my phone, stay out until 8am and channel my inner bad girl.. if only for the night.
Until next time,
Always remember, you're nobody until you're blogged about.
46 is 'an apparel company that designs, manufactures and markets its own line of clothing to raise money and awareness for causes that impact our global community.'
All the proceeds of ticket and tshirt sales went towards bringing a special child from Eastern Europe which a series of challanging diseases, to Canada, where a family is adopting him. If you want to donate, or find out more about them, check them out here. http://www.46nyc.com/