The Grotto makes the first venue I double up on as it’s the only place I’ve found thus far that has live music before 9pm on a Monday.
I caught the tail end of JJ and the Lobsterdogs’ set, and after a brief stage change, Songwriter Showcase began. First up was Kilane (I’m not sure how she spells her name), introduced as her first time performing. She could sing and play the guitar, reminiscent of Tracy Chapman with a velvet voice and bluesy vocals.
After she finished a song, she admitted she flubbed her lyrics. A regular yelled, “we don’t know that!” And another advised, “just say I nailed that shit!”
The Grotto’s crowd is definitely supportive, to say the least.