Sunday, June 08, 2008
amy white out



I got to Hoko's for day four of Music Waste just in time to catch the last two songs from gr8-2000. Tom was his usually rambunctious self, even donning a cape before a set closing cover of Kraftwerk's "Pocket Calculator."



Piper Davis followed things up. She (and her band) sort of stuck out on the bill. All the acts at Hoko's shared an electronic element, but Piper's set injected a welcomed dosage of soul into the evening's proceedings. It's been about a year since the first time I saw her perform, but I'm still amped to hear "Academics" - which she closed with - any day.



Onomatopoeia is Dustin's (from Sex Attack/Adjective) "retired" solo project. It consists of Dustin singing over electro tracks he plays off of an ibook. Half the room seemed to love it (myself included) and half the room seemed to hate it and Tom (gr8-2000) really fucking loved it.




I think Music Waste billed the headliner as Jesse Taylor, and the last time they played they were Soft Disco, but right now they're playing as Reflektions. I really wanted to attempt to catch the entire bill over at 340, so I only caught a couple songs, but the eletronic joints are familiar sounding Jesse songs (since he's singing) backed by music that's a little more dance floor friendly than Twin Crystals or Channels 3+4.

I got to 340 in time to catch the very end of Gang Violence's set and spent large parts of the evening cursing the scheduling, because they were awesome. Rocking guitar and drums with a healthy dose of noisy electronics over top, the pair were one of the best surprises of the fest so far for me. They're looking for a singer. Hopefully they find a good one, because the rest is already great.



Golden Touch, who were another two-piece, followed up. They didn't blow me away like Gang Violence, but their straight ahead punk wasn't anything to complain about. And there were a few tunes that stuck out as pretty great.



I'd heard good things about Sorcerers, so I was excited about seeing them. They sound a lot like Bad Brains (early Bad Brains), which certainly isn't the worst thing that could happen to a band. As with Bad Brains, I liked the songs that leaned a little further from reggae and more towards the hardcore side of things, but they're whole set was pretty sweet. Plus, their lead singer looks like Axl before he went crazy, got fat, and stopped working with Slash and how awesome is that?



White Lung: still awesome (in case you were wondering). Yeah, not much more to say than that.

See you out there for the final night of Music Waste!

now playing: Guns n Roses - Nightrain

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3 Comments:

looks like atomique productions in victoria has a music festival lined up for august 29th - 31st...

so far the part of the lineup they've released includes man man, black mountain, the walkmen, final fantasy and blitzen trapper, with more to come.

might be of interest for people who don't normally have to come over to the island for shows?

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=16196019518&ref=ts

By Anonymous Mary, at 9:54 p.m.  

what other english 10 subjects can i use for band names?

By Blogger dustin., at 3:28 p.m.  

sorcerers was a definite good surprise for me with their incomprehensible yelps and reggae bass lines. white lung was dissapointing when they played @ the astoria last time actually but are back on track with their new attitudes they bought on eBay as they say.

By Blogger Steve, at 4:41 p.m.  

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