Wednesday, May 25, 2005

They Can Sure Play an Instrument

If there was one concert to see this year, then make it Rolling Stones. If you saw two concerts this year, then go see "Shorthanded".

Derived from a hockey terminology, the Ohio State University hockey team decided to try their talents at handling guitars and drum sticks instead of those hockey sticks. The band was started by lead guitarist/vocals/defenceman #27 Johann Kroll.
Kroll's songs reflect his musical preferences. His playing style reflects Johnson while his vocals sound like a cross between Johnson and Dave Matthews. Coupled with his teammates onstage, Shorthanded has a definite college-band feel similar to o.a.r. and Dave Matthews Band.

The band's covers ranged from Better Than Ezra's "Good" to Ben Harper's "Steal My Kisses" to an up-tempo "Wonderwall" by Oasis -- sung in a different key to better fit Kroll's voice. "There's nothing worse than a band that butchers a classic song," he said.

[Via: Yahoo! Sports]
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