Grupo Fantasma (Austin, TX) More pics below.
Black Keys...Black Moth...wait, who is this? Oh, yeah, Black Lips: Atlanta garage band, guitars, a few extras thrown in. They're fun enough - mosh pit and all - but not really all that interesting. Not worth sticking around for -especially since I just felt the first few raindrops. Oh well, fun while it lasted. (More pics below.)
L.A.'S Health are like a lot of other no wave bands: fast, hard, loud, thrashing guitar and drums. But they layer in these hypnotic, almost ecstatic techno sounds that make you want to get up and dance. And, then, they unleash a terrible bass that rumbles through your chest like a Marshall Tank. Before long, the whole thing sounds like a nighttime airraid, dropping guitar hits like napalm. Beautiful, terrible. (More pics below.)
As you've probably heard by now, this summer's Pool Parties have moved down to the Williamsburg waterfront, affording brilliant views of the city (a fair trade for the lack of a Slip 'n Slide.) And on a hot summer Sunday like today, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be. First up: Austin's Grupo Fantasma, who rock Santana-like Latin groove via 10 bad ass musicians. More to come.