As usual, I’ve been incapacitated due to a lethal combination of booze, skating, and schooling, but my writing sucks anyway so no-one minds. Anyway, Warehouse 21 still has a monopoly on all-ages Metal in Santa Fe, so let’s see what’s on the agenda…
…Oh right, Savage Wizdom and Grinkai, AKA two of the most talented bands in the whole freaking state. Savage Wizdom is a flashback to good ol’ NWOBHM. Their style of Power-Metal is beefy, catchy, and occasionally theatrical. (Just don’t knock someone out cold in the mosh pit this time, you guys. Damn barbarians…)
Grinkai is a little less crowd pleasing, but they still have funky melodies that get stuck in your head. Think Pantera-esque riffs with modern Death Metal vocals. They recently released their first CD, aptly titled “‘Bout Fucking Time.” Hopefully, they will perform their new number, which is called (also aptly) “Stupid Death Metal.” Yes, stupid Death Metal indeed.
I can’t find much about Until Chaos that’s not on the infernal digital cesspool known as Facebook, so I guess we’ll all be content to know the very basics. They’re a Rock n’ Roll band from Albuqurque. That is literally all I, or anyone else, has to say. I hope their music is better than their profile gives them credit for. The photos look promising, so let’s see what they got.
What the hell is a Mono-Stereo? I think my older brother had one of those in the early 90’s, and he would crank it while doing drugs with those creeps from Logical Nonsense. Ah, good times. But apparently the band is indie-rock, though. What the hell is indie-rock? Like, independent? I don’t get it. Cheryl fears/loathes anything different from her norm, but I’ll give this “indie-rock” a chance and see what happens. Don’t be surprised if I bail to get my fix of Metal, which always and forever will be my comfort zone.
The show is this Friday, April 7th. Like most W21 shows, doors open at 7 PM and the cost at the door is $5. It’s an all ages show, so leave the booze at home and drink yourself to sleep when it’s over.