After playing a sub-par show last night with my new act (*cough*clickhere*cough*), I was unloading our gear when I saw Strix Vega setting up for their set. What struck me wasn’t the 2 keyboards, 3 billion fx pedals or the 3 guitars for the trio, it was the giant 3 foot gong suspended upon a bass rig via a keyboard stand. I quickly changed my plans from going to bed to checking out the group.
Defined as soul (on their myspace page), I got a very prog, almost Pink Floyd vibe from them. Each member was proficient on their instruments, and their bassist [Andy Powell] pretty much owned. Cummon, when was the last time you saw a guy rip on a 4 string then play keys/ gong at the same time? Their set was entertaining from start to finish, which is something I can’t say about most bands I see. If I wasn’t a dirtbag or poor, I would have picked up their CD for sure.