I’m really excited about Graveface Records and Curiosities as a venue lately. Sure it might be a Sunday evening, or Tuesday, or whatever, and turnout may be hit or miss, but the recent bookings have been consistently bold, interesting, and, well, different. As much as I love the acts that consistently play our small city, I love to see new acts stop through.
Such was the case Sunday night for the “DAY OF THE SKULLS MINI-FEST w/ Dope Body + Roomrunner + Paul Metzger + Tim Kaiser + Ttotals + Psychic Teens + Table + Ross Fish”. Yes, that’s a mouthful, and, yes, that’s a bunch of artists, and, yes, it was a ton of fun.
In a nutshell: I’ve been loving Dope Body‘s new album Lifer and live they were AMAZING. Call it punk, call it noise rock, call it aggro, but whatever you call it, I LOVE it. Roomrunner, Psychic Teens and Ttotals also rocked and Paul Metzger, Tim Kaiser and Jeff Zagers (Was/is he Table? Or was he a substitute? I don’t know.) made interesting soundscapes with various electronics, instruments, knob turning, and manipulations. I missed Ross Fish. But, yeah, DOPE BODY! Mesmerizing.
You guys missed it, but I took pictures. More after the jump.
Did I mention Dope Body? Sooo good. Highly recommended for fans of The Jesus Lizard, Pissed Jeans, and things that don’t suck.