Silvertide is an up and coming band who sharpened their teeth doing acclaimed live shows in Philly. They are a young band who seem to have really taken their classic and southern rock influences and run wild with them. When they were in Cleveland last week they rocked through a 40 minute set including a lot of songs that will be on their upcoming album entitled "Show and Tell."
While I wouldn't want to pigeon-hole any band, I wouldn't be able to write this review without mentioning the Black Crowes. The lead singer is an extremely skinny guy with a voice that is reminiscent of Chris Robinson in both melody and intensity. If that wasn't enough, the way he owns a stage is also extremely similar. This is not to say that they are like a cover band. They have their own sounds and they play together far to well to be doing an impression of another band.
Songs like, "Devil's Daughter," "California Rain" and others set the tone. The crowd wasn't all that excited until about two songs into the set when they realized that this band was out to have fun while playing their genuine brand of rock. This culminated in the band closing their set with "Ain't Coming Home" as the lead singer jumped down into the crowd to make some friends. The crowd was chanting along with him, and were even willing to do some limbo underneath the microphone stand.
The crowd was introduced to Silvertide and I think about 50-60% of them were probably converted into fans right there on the spot. It took them a while to warm up, but once they did, they would have been satisfied to hear a few more songs. They didn't get to see them anymore on that night, but I assume a lot of them will be out to see Silvertide the next time they come through town.