I was attending as a fan since I’ve known a couple of these guys for a while, and the rest of them I’ve gotten to know recently. Support the music and those that make it was my motive for being in attendance. Note pad and camera we’re absent from my trip to Mulligans last Saturday night. Enjoying a night out was all I was looking for. Wow was I in for a surprise.
Every Me Every You on stage for the first time at Mulligan’s Otherside. The fans came out in very large numbers to support these guys. Opening acts don’t typically fill the house but these guys sure did. The wait for drinks was a minimum 15 minutes. No one seemed to care, order two and get back to the stage room was the way around that minor nuisance. Sound guy was late? Ah well just gives us more time to anticipate. Every Me Every You hits the stage a bit after 10pm. From the first note the crowd was into it. The guys stated on their FaceBook page that they had been practicing long and hard to bring a good show, and it definitely showed in their performance.
With songs that ranged from alternative sounding to rock, to a flavor of pop punk, and a splash of 80’s hair bands they truly showed their range as well as their influences. I wasn’t in possession of a set list as again I was there as a fan, so I cannot tell you the titles of each track that they performed, however I can tell you that they went from a pop punk tune to a heavy guitar rock sound without making either song feel like it didn’t belong. The final song of their set had the crowd dancing and moving around the packed dance floor, you either danced along or hid your way to the back. As I began to think I should of been prepared to write about this show I started watching with a different set of eyes and ears. I could see the nerves that one would expect from a first show, however the energy level seemed to absorb those nerves after the first song and the experience that these guys have from playing in other bands shown through. They made sure to thank the crowd and the venue for the support and the opportunity respectively, and they didn’t’ forget to encourage everyone to stick around for the remainder of the show which featured The Envy League and Holloway.
The Envy League followed with an amazing set of their own. Tight would be the word I would use to describe The Envy League on this night. They truly showed what a talented band they are. This article however is about Every Me Every You. A new band on the scene in Grand Rapids. A band that hit the stage for the very first time together, without the aid of a sound check, and totally exceeded everyone’s expectations.
Every Me Every You consists of Scott Lotterman on vocals; Kevin Barnes on guitar; Jason Clark on drums; Darin Distance on guitars; and Pat Foster on bass. Their next show is at Teazers this coming Saturday night. (March 20). There is a $5.00 cover starting at 8pm, with live music scheduled to begin at 9:30pm. The Envy League will be on the bill also. Both of these bands consider Teazers to be their home bar, so my advice to you is to be there, and be there early. Teazers is located at 819 Ottawa nw, Grand Rapids, Mi. 49503.
You can learn more about Every Me Every You on their website: www.everymeeveryyou.com . The Envy League website is located at www.myspace.com/theenvyleague. I will be in attendance and this time I will be better prepared, as there is alot you should know about these two amazing bands. See you on Saturday.