These bands really are five fingers on one hand, whatever that means. La Luna is about 80 percent brutal assaults, 20 percent breakdowns and breathing room (maybe it’s more of a 90/10 split, 95/5, hard to say). The result: you aren’t necessarily drowning in noise, but you’re definitely getting waterboarded.
That description stands for Sperm as well. I think so, anyway: we’re being treated to a “new lineup, new Sperm,” so it could be light beer and Simon & Garfunkel for all I know. Doubt it, though: their last tape (released in February) is still sitting on my desk and it still grinds with the best of ’em.
Hot Tip, you guessed it, still rules, and if you’ve somehow missed ’em up to this point, you’re in for a treat. Fleshy Mounds I’ve somehow missed up to this point myself, but they’re all anyone talks about and sources say they’re pretty wild. Alpha Hopper I’ve missed too because I’m a jerk, but I’m told it’s like if punk were invented by burnouts on Mars.
Six bucks at the doors for our touring Canadian friends, and if you’re the type of person who only brings five and tries to haggle, you may be scum. Doors at 6, music at 7, see ya there. FB event here.
(P.S. this show marks the third anniversary of the Glitterbox. What’s it mean? I dunno, I wouldn’t expect cake or confetti but showing up on time would make a great gift. Punk time’s dead and the show ends by 10 pm.)