Monday, February 25, 2013

GOOD TIMES GONE: Naomi Punk/The Funs/Heavy Times/Big Colour SHOW PICS!

photo by Adrien De Martini
We knew this show was going to be good, but this one definitely fell into the 'great' category.  Every band was on the top of their game.  It was cold as fuck in the Dust Bowl (due to lack of proper indoor heating), but you could tell everyone had a great's the wrap-up...

Big Colour - These guys have two excellent guitar 'tweaker' frontmen, Brian and Alex, that perfectly compliment each other and the band's songs.  Their big sound filled The Dust Bowl's giant walls with spidering guitar riffs, falsetto vocals and a booming rhythm section.  We're used to seeing these guys headline shows.  They set the bar pretty high for the rest of the evening.

Heavy Times - If there was a half-pipe in this space we'd all have been thrashin' after this band got going.  As there name suggest they have a edge to their sound that is offset by their catchy riffs and kinetic energy.  I look forward to making love to my wife while she's wearing her brand new Heavy Times t-shirt...and using it as a cum rag afterwards (you're welcome, guys).  Another amazing set!

The Funs - These two are tighter and tighter every time I see them and last night they topped all of the previous times I've seen them.  They brought their 90s-noise-reduction sound with a I looked around I saw most of the audiences bobbing their heads in shoegazy approval.  Phillip was the one who put this amazing show together.  Thanks, Phil.

Naomi Punk - Lastly, Olympia, WA's noise wizards Naomi Punk, pushed the pedal all the way to the floor.  As evidenced by their recordings, these dudes take incredibly simple arrangements and turn them into epic walls of sonic fire.  Half the audience was in full-on-headbang-mode by the end of their set, almost erupting to a mosh, but not quite.  Oh yeah, and Dude's haircut was priceless.  Definitely check these guys out when they swing through.  Their tour schedule is posted below:

*jan 14 2013 olympia WASH @ "hot tub house" with nancy drew pentagram
*jan 18 2013 portland OREG @ "bunk" with parquet courts (nyc)
*jan 19 2013 seattle WASH @ "cairo gallery" with parquet courts (nyc)
*jan 20 2013 olympia WASH @ "northern" with parquet courts (nyc)
*feb 07 2013 portland OREG @ "holocene" with ff
*feb 08 2013 portland OREG @ "///////secret//////show///////"
*feb 15 2013 seattle WASH @ "the black lodge" with weed + cascadia
*feb 16 2013 olympia WASH @ "hot tub house" with weed + cascadia
*feb 23 2013 minneapolis MINN @ "vhs mess house" with hollow boys + tba
*feb 24 2013 chicago ILL @ "feel trip house" with the funs + heavy times
*feb 25 2013 ann arbor MICH @ "8 ball saloon"
*feb 26 2013 toronto ONT @ "the may"
*feb 27 2013 kingston ONT @ "the artel" *feb 28 2013 red hook NEWYOR @ "bard college"
*mar 01 2013 new york city @ music hall of williamsburg%
*mar 02 2013 purchase NY @ SUNY purchase%
*mar 03 2013 waltham MASS @ brandeis university%
*mar 04 2013 philadelphia PA @ kung fu necktie%
*mar 05 2013 washington DC @ dc 9%
*mar 06 2013 durham NC @ pinhook%
*mar 07 2013 savannah GA @ savannah stopover fest%
*mar 08 2013 atlanta GA @ 529%
*mar 09 2013 oxford MISS @ DENT MAY'S PAD
*mar 10 2013 denton TEX @ 35 denton fest%
*mar 11 2013 SXSW lol
*mar 12 2013 SXSW lol
*mar 13 2013 SXSW lol
*mar 14 2013 SXSW lol
*mar 15 2013 SXSW lol @ impose showcase#
*mar 16 2013 SXSW lol @ "captured tracks showcase"%
*mar 17 2013 norman OK @ opolis%
*mar 18 2013 lawrence KAN @ replay lounge%
*mar 19 2013 iowa city IA @ the mill%
*mar 20 2013 madison WI @ high noon saloon%
*mar 21 2013 chicago ILL @ empty bottle%
*mar 22 2013 denver COL @ TBA PLEASE HELP
*mar 24 2013 boise ID @ treefort*
*mar 30 2013 seattle WASH @ barboza# $


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