I’ve seen a couple hundred Savannah Stopover shows over the last six years, but I haven’t seen anything quite like the scene at Rainbow Kitten Surprise on Friday night at Trinity. I’ll admit that the Boone, NC-based band was barely on my radar screen, so I wasn’t prepared for the throng of young people who knew every lyric and who paid rapt attention to the charismatic lead singer Sam Melo as if he were the miracle-working preacher at a tent revival.
The band’s lyrics are intense, romantic, even gothic, and the live energy is electric. If you’re new to RKS like I am, here’s a track to get the feel:
Fun band to photograph. Lots more after the jump.