Sunday, January 29, 2012

shoppers/royl space/xtra vomit/population/compromised position show @ the DAAC (REVIEW)

last night was one of the best nights of my all seriousness it was! got to see amazing bands and reunite with amazing people (two in particular) the evening started  off with compromised position, a dude from buffalo doing confrontational anarchist power electronics...................he asked the crowd "who here is killing the planet?" and then proceeded to hand out black sheets with a pro environmental stance on one side and lyrics on the other....though it was a little discomforting to see him shaking people and screaming in their faces, it was really good overall though........then royl space set up next.........they are now a quartet instead of the trio they were the first time i saw them........they seemed to be tighter and more focused the first time i saw them, but the flipside is now they have more and better songs...their sound falls somewhere between chisel and meneguar.....they are fast becoming a band i can really dig.....after then came the main reason why i came........the shoppers set up and tore through a 10 minute set of pure adrenaline and melody buried in a hurricane force coating of noise and feedback.......meredith is one of my best freinds and spending a couple hours after the show talking to her was the pinnacle of my trip.....keri and josh were amazing as well...this band means so much to me, more than they or  anyone will ever know, i get so much joy out of listening to them play and talking to them after the show.....hands down, the best band playing music right now.......anyone living in reasonable driving distance of one of their shows needs to see them.....a cant miss live act............after the emotional high of the shoppers, population took the floor and played some new wave-ish post punk stuff.......i guess interpol would be a good starting point for a similar sounding band.....they were proficient and very awesome people, but their style isnt currently my cup of tea...(the only post punk band i currently listen to is the opposition) xtra vomit closed out the night with some amazing dischordant grind/hardcore...sock (their guitarist/mostly singer) made some very meaningful comments between songs that really connected with me......i love that dude and hope to see/talk to him again........overall this was a great show, easily one of the best in years and i will be counting the days/weeks/months until i can see all of these people including my dear freinds, again........i love all of you guys from the bottom of my heart....keep playing music that inspires and connects already having post-show will take me a few weeks to completely get over depressing fact that it might be a while before i get to see meredith or even sock again...but eventually it will work its way out of my system and ill be ready for the next good time...

compromised position

royl space



xtra vomit

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