used up burnt out
I caught three of the four bands at the Cobalt to kick off Music Waste last night.
Tight Solid was about halfway through their set when I arrived. Shmoo (formerly of the Organ among other bands) is now playing bass with them and the extra bit of low end really helps round out their sound.
Healthy Students were up next. For a myriad of reasons, this was the first time I've been able to catch them, despite being really excited to do so since hearing Greg describe the band as "Andy, Al, Steve, and I doing some hardcore songs." They definitely lived up to my expectations. Collectively, these four have been in some of my favourite local bands, so it's not that surprising that the results would be pretty awesome when they decided to pool their talents.
Hard Feelings, who I've also never managed to catch until now, closed out the show. They were hard, fast, and loud, and definitely weren't trying to re-invent the wheel, but they were good, and that's what counts.
They should've got Ghost House on this bill to make it Al Boyle night.
Show announcements and, of course, more Music Waste tomorrow night.
Have you listened to Kidnap Kids yet? Have you seen their live show? This should be your main priority right now.
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