Our friend Andy bought the tickets and drove. We were able to see a great lineup: Matt Nathanson, Amos Lee, Augustana and The Pretenders.
Of course, Matt Nathanson was our favorite. He opened the show with a half hour set....far too short for me and Katrina. He was as entertaining, funny and musically great as the last time we saw him....only a month ago in Eugene (where he headlined and played for 2+ hours).
Amos Lee was good. He had a different blue and southern kind of sound. Not my favorite, but he was still very good.
Augustana also played about a half hour set - all acoustic. We all felt they got shortchanged and should have played a 'plugged in' set with the full band. They seemed to struggle a bit with the lack of acoustics in the building, but they still sounded great. Great enough that we downloaded a bunch of their music from Itunes earlier today.
The headline band for the evening was The Pretenders. They really rocked. The played a lot of new songs that we were not really familiar with. Their old 80's hits really got the crowd going.
Overall it was a great and late night. I think we got home at 1:30am.