I know they weren't headlining, and they'll be back in a few months with Crystal Castles, but the main reason that I made my way down to the Media Club last night was for HEALTH.
To keep it brief, the band was totally brutal (in the good sense of the word), and all that noise was grounded with some rhythms that you could actually dance too. Two of my favourite things in one place.
Joined by a pair of musicians (on bass and guitar, who filled out his synths/beats/singing), White Williams ' performance made me appreciate their songs more (because they're really quite good), but left me pretty disappointed. I'm not sure if it was the sound or the actual playing, but it just seem like the arrangements were lacking. That being said, I left after "New Violence," and heard Joe (his real name) mention that they had "a few more." So maybe they brought the house down after that.
Not bad for $15 on a Wednesday night, at any rate.
If you like dancing and hate the usual dance nights (or even if you don't), here are a few things that might interest you...
Dance or Die is starting Sundays at Pub 340. Justin (I think this Justin) promises to play a mixed bag of "punk, glam, new wave, hardcore, no wave, post punk, oldies, girl groups, doo wop, rap, and etc." Note the lack of "electro" or "bmore" in that description. The first night runs on February 3rd... so don't show up this Sunday expecting it.
And on Friday at 340, Jesse's spinning similar music. He promises the Ronettes and Sonic Youth, which is really good enough for me.
Your gig review mirrors my thoughts exactly. HEALTH was short and intense...breathless by the end. And I thought WW would have benefited with some live drumming. To really bring it home, y'know.
Good gig tho.
oh man...you suck
By 9:09 PM, at
anyone see the black mountain show at the anza thursday night?
By 4:07 PM, at
yeah, because classifying music in micro-genres is waaaayyy cooler... it's just music man, relax.
By 12:19 PM, at