On May 7th I headed in to Mercury Lounge to revisit Stand and am so glad I jumped in my car and returned to nYc specifically for this show. I first/last saw the Irish lads at Mercury Lounge about 2 1/2 or 3 years ago on the invite of my friend Kimbra Hickey. I remember really digging the music and was excited to see how it had evolved. I was not disappointed. Stand is a damn good band. They rock and roar the anthem of all that is wonderful about rock n roll – guitars, great songs and good times and they always look like they are just having a damn good time being a damn good band. I’m a fan.