This might come off as being a bit much if Robbie did not have the talent to back up such a persona. Fortunately, this is not an issue. Robbie and his band The Red 100's are raw, energetic, and everything that rock and roll was meant to be. I'm not going to wax too poetic about the band, as I feel doing so misses the essence of the band. The band is not meant to be pondered in an intellectual capacity, but to be felt on a visceral level. Songs like "Set Me Free" may be enjoyable over your stereo speakers, but it's truly meant to be experienced live. Such live shows are all too rare now, as The Red 100's currently call Austin their home. But for the time that the band resided in Dallas, they gave local music a well needed swift kick in the rear.
Crank it up, and feel this song...
And for those keeping score at home, here's the first half of the Top 50 countdown...
- "Who's That Girl", PPT
- "Same Old, Same Old", Hello Lover
- "All Inside", The Felons
- "German Chocolate Cake", Bravo, Max!
- "The Message", Dem Southernfolkz
- "Nip/Tuck", The Orange
- "Icarus", Arielle
- "We Will All Be Changed", Seryn
- "Virtue And Vice", The Virgin Wolves
- "Little Bear", Elkhart
- "Love Bomb", Rude King
- "The Great Escape", Damaged Good$
- "Need a Release", the cut*off
- "Were Her", The Orbans
- "Young & Reckless", The Roomsounds
- "Three", The Timeline Post
- "Dalton the Prophet", Nicholas Altobelli
- "You Pressed the Crash Button", Novaak
- "Paper Girl", Katie Carroll
- "Move Along", Blue Petal
- "Pastel Lights", Ishi
- "Seven", Ducado Vega
- "Love That Leaves", Somebody's Darling
- "Black Light", Macon Greyson
- "Aim High", Chris Holt
And of course, you can now add "Set Me Free", as #25 on the list. Come back tomorrow for song #24.