by Chris Conde
If you decided to skip Cornyation, or migrate from chaos of NIOSA Thursday night, a good place to land would have been the North St. Mary’s Strip.
That's because last night, Seattle soul band The Dip was in town closing out an evening at Limelight with local openers The Foreign Arm. It was a special night, one that started with the spirit of victory still lingering in the air from the Spurs win (the bar was full of people watching the game before the music started) when The Foreign Arm took the stage.
Next up was The Dip.
Shout out to whoever the sound guy was at Limelight Thursday because we're assuming mic-ing and mixing sound for seven dudes on stage, three of them horns, isn't an easy task. Ass-shaking soul filled the venue once The Dip got started. The audience danced (and some even roller skated) to the music as Tom Eddy, with his ridiculously lush tenor vocals, led the band through an hour and a half of funk-stitched songs that pretty much got everyone in the room bustin' moves on the dance floor. Which was awesome — because we have to assume that anyone who doesn't get down to Jarret Katz's drumming and rhythm has no soul.