Thursday, April 18, 2013
ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra) w/ Ryan Montbleau Band
Bay Area rockers ALO focus more on the chill than the thrill, with funky jams as laid-back as a long summer grill out. Having opened for Dave Matthews Band before signing to Jack Johnson's Brushfire Records, the Animal Liberation Orchestra have plenty of jammy chops, though they aren’t sticklers for songwriting. “Girl, I Wanna Lay You Down,” a sensual lovemaking ballad featuring Jack Johnson, suffers from laughable lyrics like “you're smooth and creamy like peanut butter” and “I'm gonna flood you like a love river.” For carefree Relix readers who just want to have a fun time, though, ALO deliver the goods.