Friday, June 8, 2012

Hipsterectomy

I saw Hipsterectomy for the first time on Wednesday at Dirty Dog. Umm wow. Those guys were insane. Not only was the music badass, but they were crazy on stage. I feel like stage presence can make or break the energy of a show and they definitely didn't disappoint in that regard. From the first note of the first song all the way to the end of the show they were pretty much jumping and running around the stage. I don't think they stopped moving the entire time. Their songs were loud and fast, blending aspects of hardcore punk and metal. No one instrument seemed to overpower the others and everything came together to produce some original, awesome music. So not only were they very entertaining to watch, but the music was great and I thoroughly enjoyed the show. I'll be catching these guys again soon!


Ben (vocals), Danger (lead guitar), Breadstick (rhythm guitar), Fuckin' Marty (bass), Fitzy (drums)

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Hipsterectomy

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Firestarter 82

Tuesday night I had the pleasure of seeing Firestarter 82 again at Headhunters. They've got a relatively new line up but they are definitely on to something. Influenced by NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) bands like Slayer and Iron Maiden as well as other 80s metal bands, guitarist/vocalist Dudeman has cultivated a distinct sound. He's a badass guitarist and definitely knows what he's doing. Rhythm guitarist Ian Smith kept up the pace and added a complimentary sound to the music. Bassist Melissa Krenek boldly conquered some intense bass lines. All the while, Art Green beat and battered his drum set, producing some loud, fast and exceptional accompaniment. The whole band seemed to be in sync and really worked well together to produce some great music. They covered Iron Maiden's The Trooper as well as Metallica's Cthulhu. They pulled it off while giving the songs their own twist. I really love seeing them and the large crowd obviously enjoyed the show as well. They played a great set and I'll definitely be seeing them again soon.


Dudeman (lead guitar), Ian Smith (rhythm guitar), Melissa Krenek (bass), Art Green (drums)


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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Saint Vitus

I was so excited to see doom metal kings Saint Vitus at Red 7 on Friday for Chaos in Tejas. I saw them last summer and I think they're totally badass. They definitely don't disappoint live, either. It was doom metal at it's finest. I mean they did help found the genre and all. Although the show did seem a little scripted, the music was awesome so it didn't really matter. They played several songs off Born Too Late, including the title track as their final encore. Overall, the sound was great and they can still rock it even after all these years. I look forward to seeing them again!


Scott Weinrich (vocals), Dave Chandler (guitar), Mark Adams (bass), Henry Vasquez (drums)

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Saint Vitus