Sirsy at the Granville PBA Youth Center

 

Soulful, sultry, fiery, Indie pop – all terms used in conjunction to describe the regional favorite who made an appearance at the Granville PBA Youth Center, Oct. 21.

Melanie Krahmer and Rich Libutti make up the entire band – not that you would have any clue if you shut your eyes and just listened. There are no holes in the wall of sound this DUO knocks out.

Word didn’t get out too well, some fliers went up at the school and postings were made on the web and the crowd was less than huge.

Not that you could have told that by the blistering three-set show the band laid down for about 50 people.

No mailing it in here.

Featuring songs from their most recent album ‘Revolution’ and its immediate predecessor ‘Ruby’ the unique two-piece outfit kept the Youth Center rocking for the duration.

Catchy riffs and melodies made the band’s sound approachable and I don’t want to say comfortable, except it was, but really enjoyable rock and roll music.

If the showmanship and artistry didn’t pull you in then the fact that the band spent each intermission mingling with the youth at the show doing everything from joking about their ‘shared’ love for Justin Beeber to signing CDs, pants, shirts and anything else the kids shoved at them the band did it all.

For a band who just signed a national deal and has been getting noticed more and more as they bang out 250-plus shows a year, they could have faked their way through a couple of sets and got out of Dodge, but they didn’t. For a band getting more airplay on the big alternative station out of Manchester WEQX they could have been less than enthusiastic –but nothing could be further from the truth.

They took requests, they joked around, and they were for someone completely new to the band just a joy to witness doing their thing.

Sirsy’s music will get you tapping your toe and bobbing your head –if it does not; seek medical attention because you’re dead.

If none of those things pulled you in, then maybe plain old fashioned hard work will. Krahmer and Libutti are taking it easy when they’re doing double duty as she plays drums and he’s extracting a luxurious sound from his Rickenbacker one of the two is creating bass with foot peddles. When Krahmer isn’t singing she’s playing flute. What these two do with seemingly no effort is truly impressive so if you’re a Granville area teen up to 20 years of age and you want to catch a live rock and roll show right here in Granville check out Sirsy when the hop back to Granville Dec. 16 for a 7 p.m. show. Tickets at the door were just $5 the first time.

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