Dante Elephante and The Orwells Play Velvet
Double Booking Made in Rock 'n' Roll Heaven
A double booking made in rock ‘n’ roll heaven, S.B.’s emotive surf rockers Dante Elephante joined Chicago’s wild melody mavens The Orwells for an evening of excellent music. Mixing new material like “Call Me (On the Phone)” with older classics such as “Twenty Trees,” the S.B.-born Dante Elephante showcased the breadth of their astounding catalog with invigorating energy — there was so much to love. The Orwells raised a bit of hell, and it was awesome, with crowd-dives galore and lead singer Mario Cuomo’s psychotic-looking stare. The grungy goodness of songs such as “Buddy” and “Let It Burn” had almost the entire audience moshing. Fun times.