Sunday, April 26, 2009

4/25/09 - The O's, Romp Almighty, Kings of the Rabbit Trail

headed to the cavern (ugh) for Romp Almighty's cd release, cuz you know i loves me some Romp Almighty.

Kings of the Rabbit Trail were up first, and holy shit, are these guys good. can't believe i haven't stumbled onto them before (although they apparently just played their first show in January). Phenomenal voice on the lead, and just as great - the harmonies from the bass player - what a fantastic voice. incredible set full of bluesy, garage-rockish sorta stuff. totally awesome. totally kicked my ass. can't wait to see them again.

next up was Romp Almighty, and good gawd, i swear these guys get better every time i see them. absolutely phenomenal set full of songs that are alternately catchy, hard-rockin, beautifully haunting, and quirky. wonderful stuff. bought the CD, which is absolute fuckin genius.
last up was The O's. i swear, i'll never understand the music biz. ok, sure these guys are talented, but in the end, what's the big deal? it's just two dudes, one on geetar and one on banjo. and yet, they've generated such a huge buzz in this town. but i'll be damned, compared to the two opening acts? snoozeville.

1 comment:

"The Ghost" said...

Steve, I have to strongly disagree with your thoughts on the O's. Yes, their sound is minimalistic and simple, yet it is so much more than that. They have written a dozen or so well crafted songs, and between their harmonies and instrumentation, the sound they create is far greater than the sum of their parts. I missed Kings of the Rabbit Trail so I cannot comment on their set, but in the battle of Romp Almighty vs. The O's, I'd say the O's won that round.