so with all the hubbub about SD in the national scene lately i figured i'd rather check these bands out in a smaller cooler setting than that shitty festival that took place over the weekend.
there were also a couple acts from the uk that opened. Pens & graffiti island. meh... one girl from pens was pretty cute. i was too busy shmoozing it up on the smoking patio to notice the wanks on stage.
oh u may find this show review layout similar to the 1 scene on catdirtsez but i swear i originated the format. not that it's original. n e whoo
Crocodiles- it looks like touring has done these blokes well. they sounded pretty tight, albeit a little predictable. they pranced around on stage in their shades and did everything they think they're supposed to do to keep the 'i'm cooler than u' vibe going. good for them tho. they have manipulated the system pretty well as of late.
Wavves- nathan has some talent. i must say tho....evr herd of nirvana? many many riffs 'lifted' from mr. cobain there. but hey fuckman u could put a chimp on a bassoon in front of Zach Hills MONSTROUS drumming and it would sound incredible. holy fuck..he has the fucking devil in him. in the best possible way. apparently they've done a full length record in the last few weeks and he's touring with nathan for a while. they had some pretty sic jams. if i was nathan i'd kidnap zachs ass and chain him to a drumkit.
No Age- following Mr Hill is a tough task but No Age were up for it. they played a tight set of scrappy garage-ish indie rock. super crunchy guitars with solid beats. you can just tell they've been playing together for a long time. that indescribable flow that only comes from years of playing together. very enjoyable. better than on record IMO. that's how it should be right?
all in all a good night. but u have to wonder...how hawt is the scene here when 2 of the standout acts getting national attention and No Age can't sellout a 132 capacity venue until after 10 on the night of the show... what the fuck is up with the scene here? what is wrong with yall?
just seems odd 2 me. 132 is like not very many people..
Daily recommended show: not much 2nite.. Cat Power @ Pala Casino? meh