09.28.06 Holy Fuck / Shout out out out/ Land of Talk
Land of Talk is up first and one of said dependent artists. They are a 3 piece from Montreal, consisting of singer/guitar, bassist and drummer. It looks like they started kind of late and had some nervousness about them. Due to time constraints they had to rush through songs without any bantar. Adding to the problems was a broken string on her guitar. In fact Ms. Powell, broke it about 10 sec. into a song, yet played through it unfazed. Amazingly, this tour only had 2 guitars, both being hers. Pretty good set though. Definitely lived up to my expectations. Talked to Loel after the set. Realized that he probably could've hooked me up with the tix (ugh... $30 down the drain). He did get me some drinks though, so big thanks for that.
Next was Shout out out out. They played a indie/dance music much like kraftwerk with the party type of attitude of... I suppose a toned down Andrew WK. No guitar, lots of samples, two drummers, at times 3 bass players and vocals were sung through a vocoder. The stage set up was quite cool with a giant SHOUT across the stage. Real energetic with very dancable tunes, you know if you're into that kind of stuff. Definitely thought they stole the show tonight. They played for about an hour i think with a lot of people leaving afterwards. Not that I blame them. It was midnight by the time that happened.
Holy fuck rounded out the show. They're a band from the east with techically 2 members of wintersleep. I say technically because Mike Bigelow is only a touring member. Holy fuck is a totally different sounding band that Wintersleep. Wintersleep would be more straight ahead rock while Holy Fuck would be experimental drum and bass type electronica. Loel plays his drum beats in the middle of the stage and is flanked by 2 tables filled with synths, samplers, sound manipulators of some sort and other odd gadgets. In fact one of the 2 "synth" guys made noise with some sort of ancient looking tape-reel machine. (it makes a sort of whir-ing sound for those curious). Bigelow rounds out the bunch on bass. They played a 45 min set of material from their debut disc. Not as boring as I assumed it would be. Aside from their last song, most of their music is pretty moody and drum driven. Yet it all seems to fit into place nicely.