by UNCENSORED NEWS
| May 23, 2010 at 06:17 am
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Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush tried very hard to rock out the Comcast Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts on Friday night. Unfortunately, by the time the audience reached their home destination after the close of the night's performances, it’s quite possible that their memory of the concert faded really fast. "Nettles’ voice isn’t the most distinctive or the most powerful and Sugarland’s material isn’t necessarily the most impressive,” wrote Lauren Carter of Boston Herald Sunday paper. “But the Sugarland mystique is built around Nettles’ irrepressible energy and sunny disposition, while the band gets on sound musicianship and songs perfect for singalongs and fist pumping.” Nettles’ is no stranger to the stage and her first debut on the Country Music Awards more than five years ago left every spectator at home and in the audience in utter awe. She has the uncanny ability to move her knees in a spread eagle wider than a moth as if she’s telling her “sought after” record label President, Luke Lewis, “I gotta have something more!” (song lyrics from Nettles first song lifted off the internet!) The Sugarland audience was completely surprised by the opening act that performed like a seasoned professional. Opener Jake Owen with his good looks and personality, star power and booming vocals stole the entire show. During the 75-minute performance, the Sugarland band went places you might never expect from a country-pop repertoire and used a medley of songs from Miley Cyrus, Beyonce and the Jackson 5. This was the start of the "Incredible Machine" tour (the name of their next album) where Nettles tries to perform the robot to a backdrop of video screen and metal cogs and gears. Nettles wore a petticoat with an American Flag on it and her usual flat top and dark leggings and Carter said, “where is the fashion police when you really need them?” It’s possible that her outfit, set design and album were fine tuned by none other than "Spaceship" Entrepreneur, UMGNashville’s Luke Lewis, an avid stellar industry stalker. Sugarland plans to try and sell out future shows and head to Canada but perhaps, they should team up with other industry giants who can actually bring in the crowds!
Major players Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush are ostensibly a duo, but Nettles is the clear star of the Sugarland show, with Bush assuming the secondary role on guitar, mandolin, backup vocals and giddy dance moves. He even ventured into the audience to give away a guitar mid-set.
Friday was the start of Comcast Center's new season with the "Incredible Machine" tour by Sugarland (the name of their next album) where Nettles tries to perform the robot to a backdrop of video screen, metal cogs and gears wearing an American flag petticoat and the same skin tight underwear.