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Originally posted on Omnizine.com, July 2002.
Artist: Adam Brodsky w/ Ross & Sarah Wagner
Unit D must be the closest thing Tulsa has to a punk club. It's very, very rustic and bar-like inside. A "B.Y.O.B." situation where they don't charge admission, but ask for "donations." Very cool. Local singer/guitarist Sarah Wagner performed first. Her Lucinda Williams meets Sheryl Crow voice and catchy, sincere songwriting made for a pleasant way to get things started. Ross (a.k.a. Acoustic Ross), another local artist, followed with his clever, darkly humorous solo guitar act. Old Ross fans were treated to a re-designed multi-cover finale song that included everything from Ben Folds to Destiny's Child.
Adam Brodsky took the stage around 11 PM. The man displayed his bitingly humorous schtick and anti-folk songs to the delight of the crowd (that was weathering the non-air-conditioned setting rather well, by the way). With fun interaction with the audience and an unerring tendency to take a jab at President Bush as often as possible, Brodsky strummed his way to a witty and entertaining performance.
More local bands should try to play Unit D, especially when things cool down this fall. Being in that place really made me feel like one of the late '70s punks rocking (and hiding) out in that blood bank in Athens, Georgia that is now so legendary.
-- Jennifer Garrison
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