Downtown Handshake reunites for show

Downtown Handshake performs at the Manor in Bowling Green. It was the band's first performance together in nearly two years.

Downtown Handshake, a Bowling Green band formed in 2008, played their first show in nearly two years this past Friday, Feb. 17 at the Manor in Bowling Green.

Three of the band’s four members are now members of Sleeper Agent, Bowling Green’s latest successful rock band.

The set, performed to nearly two hundred rowdy fans, started with a raucous rendition of the band’s best-known single “Tit for Tat”. Lead singer Tony Smith wailed the song’s opening line “Sickle, sickle cell anemia” and was met with boisterous cheers from the crowd.

The band wen on to play the rest of their 2010 album Revival, Revival.

The show will likely be the last for Downtown Handshake in the foreseeable future, as Sleeper Agent hits the road in less than a month for a slew of tour dates across the country with Ben Kweller and makes a stop at the Coachella Music Festival in April.

Hear Downtown Handshake’s track “Tit for Tat” here: http://downtownhandshake.bandcamp.com/track/tit-for-tat

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