The full house at Crock’s was ready to be entertained when Zeus hit the stage. All it took was an invitation to dance and the crowd filled the dance floor, pressing up against the stage. Having been given the reputation of sounding like the Beatles, Zeus has moved toward a heavier sound, albeit like that era when the Beatles themselves got a little weighty. It’s not that they sound like them as much as they orchestrate like them—which, at this show, lended to varied sounds, songs within songs that were well met by all.
Headliners Yukon Blonde were hot. The show was steps above their last show in Thunder Bay, backing up The Sheepdogs. Once again the floor was packed which was well conceived by simple blue and white lighting with large backlit stencils of a tiger (a reference to their latest release TigerTalk). They were in great spirits and really clicked with the audience, resulting in a high-energy performance showcasing songs from their new album.