Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Matt Mahaffey and crew were great that night, however, there were a ton of backing tracks relying on the computer for that stuff. The core of the band was Mahaffey, Jeff Turzo (? anyone help me out here), a guitarist, bassist and drummer. The lesser core of the band were 3 back up singers dressed in labcoats. It was cool and it was nice hearing "Break Out the Battle Tapes" album live. This was the 2nd time seeing them since they had played the LA Detour Fest with Peeping Tom and Queens of the Stone Age. Enjoy this golden oldie!
Refused was great as always. It took me awhile to get into the new album, Freedom, but eventually I understood that some outside writing credits belong to ... Taylor Swift's writing team. Well, at least they didn't play those songs from the new album that evening. However, the new songs that they did play sounded like they belonged in the set. FUCK THE PATRIARCHAL SYSTEM! Refused Party Program! Refused Are Not Dead!
Thursday, May 12, 2016
First post from Mini Murderfest from Saturday, featuring the 1st band of the early evening was Chaos Dimension. They played a brutal set minus the fact that their 2nd guitarist broke a string early in their set. It was a bummer, but he didn't have an extra B string for his 7 string guitar if I recall correctly. Just realized I upp'd the wrong file for this upload... tsk tsk, updating now... not sure if this master sounds ok or not, the performance probably would've been better with both guitars. Oh well, what can you do, but play the tunes.
Oh, special note: the guitarist who broke his string flew in from Austrailia to fill in the spot and it was his birthday!