Ha Ha Tonka/Dolfish; October 8, 2011; Rumba Cafe, Columbus, OH
No free food tonight, but friends of the boys were nice enough to drive us to Jimmy John's which is apparently a band favorite. There was however all the tap beer we could drink, and they had good stuff on tap. The room was small but the crowd was definitely into it. Opener Dolfish, who apparently has known HHT for awhile, sang short, alternately hilarious and depressing, observations on life. His interesting voice reminded me of Langhorne Slim on his first record, before he smoothed it our and became commercially viable. He was nice enough to give me a download of his upcoming record, five songs that fit on a 7". He promised to come to Madison soon, I hope he meant it.
Ha Ha Tonka