Every once in awhile a performer gets to you and it seems that Scilla Siekmann has done that to NFTF. Her acoustic performance on 5/21 held tales of liking the bad boys too much and not changing to fit someone else’s ideal such as a Barbie Doll , but it was how she presented her material that counts. Her accompanist is a chap named Taylor Carroll who also is her studio producer. NFTF felt that he kinda held a Adam Lambert vibe and liked it. Scilla, I too have a problem with liking bad boys so if you ever find a solution, Please let me know. Thinking about Scilla’s future gives NFTF goose bumps and it is our opinion that she will get to her goal when the time is right. NFTF envisioned Scilla’s material as a revamping of the Material Girl herself, but Scilla really threw us a groovy curve when she sang Janis Joplin’s “Piece Of My Heart” and made NFTF take a second look at what was going on. NFTF has always been a staunch Joplin fan. Blues, blues and more blues! NFTF cannot wait for the late June release of her CD. Go to http://www.scillamusic.com or find her on Facebook if you want to hitch a ride with this rising star.
Also on tap that night @ Skinny’s Lounge was One Tribe Nation which had a lot of good intentions and well meaning lyrics, but NFTF kept asking “Where’s the world beat?” with a name such as theirs NFTF was stuck in world beat mode and felt like that elderly woman from a fast food commercial asking “Where’s the beef?” NFTF did enjoy a little diddy titled “Streets Of San Francisco” but kinda felt that “I’m Not The Only One” needed to be revisited as far as the “Occupy” movement goes and still harbors a suspicion that this is a Michael Moore movie project gone awry. NFTF did hear a bit of Soul in the mix and liked it and thinks that might be their forte. Would NFTF go back to see them…maybe.
Just before Scilla came on stage, a band was crammed into the mix who call themselves Black Lite District which hail from the Badland’s of the Dakotas. NFTF figured that they must have lived near the Black Hills, but the singer assured NFTF they do but that wasn’t why they named themselves Black Lite District. This band warned the audience that they were pretty hard and they were…Limp Biscuit and Slip Knot hard. This act performed songs about one night stands and other adventures into the absurd and pretty much rocked it, but NFTF advised them to go deeper into their lives in the Badlands to come up with something that would set themselves apart from and ahead of the pack. In closing, NFTF would like to say that the drummer was really feeling his music as his eyes rolled back during the set and looked as if an orgasm was eminent…thank you. These are nice guys who do deserve a second look.