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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Post Apocolyptic sounds

Yes! when the world ends the sounds left should be that of Vows in Ashes and Dumb. Why should there be anything else!

HOW fucking fun! I haven't been to a house party with a band in WAY way waaayyyyyyy too long. And what a better time to do something like that than a Halloween /B-Day party (props to Colleen for the festivities and gorish fun)!

I have seen Vows in Ashes ) before and this time was decidedly different because they actually pulled out a couple of cover songs. With Bassist JR and party Girl Colleen hitting the covers vocals respectively, it was different and of course loads of fun. Very nice to see a crowd into the music and enjoying like all did this evening. So you didn't make the gig/party and you are reading about this, will Suck It, you are gonna have to wait quite a while to see these guys again. Gauging from the response I would hope they would actually do something like this (along the lines of cover material) next time they do perform. It is always fun to hear a band make light of what they are and where they came from for the enjoyment of the audience.

Dumb and Daniel of Dumb was a real effin treat (no tricks). COMPLETELY unexpected and totally thrilling. But most of all you have to be fuckin kidding me...A TWO PIECE...REALLY!!??? I have seen plenty of three piece bands from the local punk scene (Deadly Reign), the regional favorite (Kegcharge) to the international (Rush and Triumph), but NEVER a two piece that was worth a shit...and DUMB is worth two shits at least.

Daniel tried to describe Dumb to me and it failed me until they started playing...then I got it. Very punk kind of feel with more irreverence in the lyrics than politics, what a joy! My buddy from Harlingen ( yo! What up Ivan?) had a great time which is always the point in going to see some live music in town. Dumb appears to be lining up a gig with A Good Rogering and you will have to keep you facebook ears peeled for that event and hit it up!


No trouble Brew(ing)

The Brew ) is a local band with all the the flavor of the world. With amazing Latin beats and sound there is no doubt you will want to groove to their rhythms when you make the opportunity to see them. If you check out their website you are bound to find a fine eating establishment that they will be playing at (be it The Oasis - where I saw them, or Maria Maria - )...bring your appetite for good food, your appetite to dance, and enjoy the evening.

With the amount of music they perform it is divided into two sets (and there is no right half and wrong half of the set to be in on), but make sure, whatever you do, is that you plan on making the entire performance. This is very important as their repertoire is amazing and so broad you WILL have a good time and definitely find something within the set that will drive you. My personal favorites are a couple of tunes by 'The Gypsy kings' and a little tune by this band called 'The Eagles' (yeah! THAT SONG).

I am sad to say that I missed out on cutting a rug that evening while listening to them AND made the mistake of leaving before the second set kicked in (all for good reason though). But their sound carried so well that a one hundred yards away and in a parking garage I could still hear them perfectly, NICE! So I still got to hear some of the favorites. Yes, I am owed another opportunity to see them, AND THIS TIME there will be dancing!

As for the rest of you, like I said in the beginning, what a really really nice way to spend the evening with new friends or old ones, on a date, or just a night out...this is great way to spend, start, or end a weekend!