Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Iota Open Mic - New Format

One of the best kept secrets of the local music scene is open mic night at Iota on Wednesdays. Previously, anyone could sign up to perform two songs, most of which where acoustic guitar solos. The night usually features a variety of talent and styles, and there is always at least one amateur musician who will impress you.

As new hosts take the reign of managing the open night, Iota changed the format tonight. Todd, Rich and James now run two separate open mic times on Wednesday - 7:30pm and 10pm. There was not a two song restriction on the performers.

It seemed like a rough start for their open mic, along with numerous audio problems. The talent of those who entertained us ranged from incredible to you-really-shouldn't-be-up-there bad.

Standing out amongst all the open mic-ers was the fantastically gifted Laura (pictured here in red). She played acoustic guitar and completely dazzled the crowd with her gorgeous voice.