Meanwhile, around the corner at The Jinx Saturday night, earplugs were being melted by a great lineup of ATL’s Whores. and Dropout, with local support by The Toxic Shock.
I believe it was The Toxic Shock‘s first Jinx show, and the three piece is coming along nicely, with some catchy riffs and short, energetic, punk blasts.
Dropout has played The Jinx before, but I certainly had never seen them. Dealing in pure volume and lock tight riffs, this was hardcore, metal or punk, take your pick. Vocalist Stenvik Mostrom chose to perform at floor level, which led to some great crowd interactions. Gnarly, gnarly, vocals a la Negative Approach/Laughing Hyenas’ John Brannon. Heavy duty.
Speaking of heavy duty, Whores. is leading the charge in the current noise rock resurgence. Huge, hooky, riffs, played at maximum volume by an uncompromisingly tight trio. It’s no surprise that they are gaining national attention and are about to embark on a substantial U.S. tour supporting the mighty Red Fang. If you like your music ugly and punishing (but, you know, in a good way), I highly recommend checking out both of their e.p.’s, Ruiner and Clean, they’re never far from my turntable.
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