It’s probably in poor taste to have the best show of the week be the same bands 2 weeks in a row, but I don’t give a fuck- the sold out Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees show at Death By Audio last Monday (9/24) was awesome. It was way better than the Saturday show at the huge new Bushwick venue The Well, because it just felt more appropriate to see these bands in a more intimate, non air-conditioned, packed space that has $3 PBRs and a non-stop mosh pit to go swimming in.
I unfortunately missed The Numerators. Ty Segall opened and closed his set with Black Sabbath’s ‘Paranoid’, and did a few other covers, including AC/DC’s ‘Dirty Deeds.’ During their final original song, ‘Wave Goodbye,’ some kid jumped on stage, waved goodbye and then stage dived, which was cute. Ty also crowed surfed at the end of his set.
Thee Oh Sees played forever, and it was so loud my ears were ringing for 3 days afterwards.
On Tuesday I saw a last minute punk show at Muchmore’s with Lilith Velkor, Lunchbox, and Moisture. Lilith Velkor had some sweet grooves that complimented their classic punk/grunge structured tunes. Lunchbox’s final song, ‘Shitty City,’ was insane, like usual. Their frontman was already completely soaked in sweat as they tore the place up- shoving each other around, kicking over mic stands, and throwing their guitars down, seeming like they were seconds away from ripping the strings off them. Maybe it had to do with the fist fight two of the band members had outside the venue before they played. Punk rawk, man. I didn’t really see much of Moisture, because the room smelt too badly of male genitals for me by then, but they sounded pretty cool from outside in-between my taco run. Their drummer also had a neat haircut.
I caught The Gossip at Brooklyn Bowl Thursday (9/27), which also happened to be my half birthday. Famously fat frontwoman, Beth Ditto, seemed like a southern sweetheart and her speaking voice was very similar to Katie Perry’s. The crowd was a mix of young gay dudes and middle aged women. I only listened to the set because I was busy stuffing my face with Brooklyn Bowl’s awesome brownie sunday for my half birthday. Here’s a cool remix of their song Standing In the Way of Control I found:
Saturday was PopGun Presents’ 4th Anniversary Party with Anamanaguchi and Delicate Steve at Glasslands. I only caught Delicate Steve and was really impressed with his slide guitar chops. Who knew the Allman Brothers were from New Jersey? It was also really cool that their drummer had an electronic and a real drumset. The True Womanhood electro pop DJ set that followed was pretty refreshing after all the chill guitar heavy jams. Happy Birthday PopGun! @Sugarmamabk