ON THE 20TH OF JUNE TWO DAYS AGO I SAW A LIVE ROCK CONCERT
at tea bazaar in charlottesville
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED
DONT TOUCH MY SHIT IS MY JAM
I saw these gals open for The Thermals a couple years ago and got a "dont touch my shit" pin a few years prior to that I had recieved a free copy of the album so for some reason this band was in my world. The set I witnesses at the tea bazaar was of course dope, Super fun energy from this band and mucho personality which made their set so fun, and made it hard not to smile. i wasn't really familiar with the first portion of their set, new songs and they ran through them quick. But of course they were forced by "the fans" to play "the hits" ..classics like "shut the fuck up", "nestle in my boobies" and "DONT TOUCH MY SHIT". Basically they're a tight rock group with a cool sound :: bass riffs a la The Clash raegae Sandinista style keyboards and yelpy vocals were a total B-52's throwback, an at least some Shangri-Las in there, and of course you can compare them to riot grrrrrlll shit Le Tigre, Sleater-Kinney (main man jacob wolf pointed this out), Bikini Kill. but in the end its just coathangers. It was cool because one of the band members family came out and were coerced to participate in the show aka singing with them -- this band is like sour patch kids first they're sour then theyre sweet. I made that joke.
GREAT DADS opened up the show
killer! new york late 70's -ish weird "punk" throwback stuff, maybe along the lines of pere ubu, suicide, chrome, etc. Bombastic and quick gems as well as more subtle drones. Adam Smith is an excellent songwriter and has been trying out the ideas (under the name great dads) that he can't manifest in his badass real band INVISIBLE HAND. great dads is sometimes solo or with others. and continually changing but based in the same dirty heavy effected wierdo rock vein. Lately he's been doing what i call "ROCK SETS" teaming up with world class drummer Steve Snider (ex Cosmonauts Ruin, and sometimes with me in the all drums group CAT SEX). I like the collab a lot hope it continues. also funny anecdote during the set adam said "all these songs are about nothing" but I don't really believe that I never really got a chance to see the early stages of INVISIBLE HAND but I've seen some clips and it looks like the solo great dads stuff is tapping into that exploring some emotions he can really fit into his other groups more pop idiom. WORD. GETTIN HEAVY
GOTTA LOOSEN UP
listen to some great dads stuff HERE
a nice solo audio video representation also / its a video showing adams work and Anthony Restivo's performance art...
hope to seee you guys out at shows around central virginia and bunchs of other placessssssSSUMMMMMMERRRR JAMZ
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