Show Review: 596

I’ve been seeing SD since the late 80’s and they can still send shivers up the spine with opening riffs of some of my favorites! I think I’ve seen various lineups of SD about 10-12 times from Vegas, to San Diego to Portland. Missed them by one night in Stuttgart, Germany back in 1997. I once had the pleasure of seeing Mike perform for about 50 people at the Jiffy Squid, a cool waffle shop/art venue back in 1992 for the Somewhere tour. Just Mike and his acoustic guitar playing some now classic SD and several oldies from Hank. They rocked the Melody Ballroom the following night, which was one of my favorite shows ever. Their show in PDX on Feb. 8th displayed a band that has endured and prospered while continuing to refine and expand on their distinct sound. Not only were they super tight and sounded great, but have challenged the norm by completely rewriting some of their classics into up or down tempo versions throw even an old fan for a happy loop. Thanks SD for still packing the same punch and energy you did 20 years ago. I hope to see you going strong 20 years from now!