Plug ‘n’ Play was a hangout event which presented an opportunity for local musicians to perform live at Beirut’s Quandrangle pub and to meet other musicians. However, the Lebanese music scene had other plans in mind, like attending the “A State Of Trance” event at the nearby Forum de Beyrouth. Low attendance was somehow upsetting for everyone but the show went on as planned; bands took the stage and performed their songs, and everyone at the pub was enjoying their pizzas and playing pool & darts.
It was nice to see some fresh new faces take the stage, especially the female vocalists who “owned the night” with their performances. New acts like Alternative Rock band Impulse were clearly ready to hit the local pub scene at any time, as they proved to be experienced musicians with a talented vocalist.
In general, all the performances were good with an exception of the Metal band that performed around midnight, they just seemed to be in the wrong place at the wrong time given the overall friendly Alternative Rock mood of the night.
It’s no secret that nowadays local Rock / Metal events are scarce, but either way we went to support Lebanese musicians and showcase their own merchandise, too bad the event was more of a small hangout than an actual event. Perhaps the local Rock fans were saving up for something more important, like the upcoming Guns ‘n Roses event this month!
Of course we want to thank Nathalie from Bandage for constantly organizing these “get-togethers” from time to time as a way of keeping things moving. Keep in touch with her if you have any interesting event ideas of your own.