"It's been a long time no see! LAAAWRENCE KANSAAAAAS!"-Seji of Guitar Wolf
So, as some of you may know yesterday was my bday. I celebrated by making a home studio in my room, going to Java Break at 5 in the morning, and saw a little band called Guitar Wolf. The Japanese punks are making their way through a MASSIVE spring US tour, and we got to see a massive show of awesome rock bands. Here's my review of all the stuff that happened.
We've recommended the Gunnerson Brother's literal drum-and-bass before, and we were glad to finally see them live. JabberJosh played an incredibly loud set of sludgy metal that was a practice in something I like to call "Ear Obliteration". The best song was probably "Sticking Together Is What Good Waffles Do" or their last song. Sam (bassist/singer) was an incredibly energetic frontman, constantly hunching over the mic and throwing his bass up and down. Will was an amazing drummer too. While The Sluts drummer's bass drum felt like heartbeats, his cymbal hits felt like being shot. Both Will and Sam are really solid musicians, and I would recommend them to you if you want a very ear splitting, routy, and sludgy set from 2 cool guys, go see them. Oh, and Sam asked if their were any birthday's in the house. So guess who got an extensive list of people who were born on my birthday and the paper that Sam wrote it on? It's me...
FREAKING ZEALAND. If that's not awesome, I don't know what is. The Transistors played a very enjoyable set of Garage Surf Punk set that i really enjoyed. They also gave me a happy birthday wish, which was awesome. Definitely go check them out, because they are super nice and play some really good songs. Also, there lead singer/guitarist freaked out a lot. He pulled his guitar over his head constantly, and at one point jumped off the stage and played in the crowd. He made a lot of noise and amp noise and at the end, he left his guitar of upside down on the amp and let the feedback engulf the venue for about 20 seconds before clicking off all the pedals. It was awesome. The bassist was really solid and fast. The dummer and second singer was pretty awesome and also very fast and pretty loud.. I talked to the bassist after the show, and he was super cool. And the lead singer gave me a free button.
Thanks To Everyone Who Wished Me A Happy Birthday, and Rob Schulte, who let us in for no cover charge. Also, thanks to Guitarwolf and their roadie for signing some of their vinyl for me.