Monday, May 29, 2017

The Frank and Dino Show at the Double Down Saloon, Sunday May 28, 2017

The Frank and Dino Show are Frank Meyer and Dino Everett from the Streetwalkin' Cheetahs doing an acoustic act and takin' it on the road. They came out to the Double Down Saloon for the closing of the Punk Rock Bowling weekend and gave people a taste of their style of acoustic punk rock with songs from the Cheetahs ("Shawna", "Miss Teen USA", etc.), Judas Priest ("Sanctuary"), Van Halen by way of their cover of John Brim's "Ice Cream Man" and some more obscure numbers, like a couple that a friend of Dino's wrote. Frank is the Cheetahs lead singer but in this combo Dino sings leads on several numbers and provides harmonies throughout, while keeping the bass rhythm going behind Frank's guitar. Oddly, there were some weird technical issues where Frank's rig created some odd percussive sounds that were unwanted, but didn't necessarily detract from the songs! In any case, it was great to see these old friends (we've played together in different projects and known each other for well over two decades) making music in town again.