photos by Erin Kilkenny
Fresh & Onlys...
The place cleared out a bit for Golden Triangle the last band on the bill, and I'm glad they were. This gave them plenty of time to get rip-roaring drunk to prepare for the madness that ensued. They are a 6 piece with 3 guys and 3 gals that seem to like to party. The 2 singers are full of energy and apparently went to the Joel Gion school of tambourine. Every single part of this band is catchy, the vocal melodies, bass lines, lead guitar parts will all stick around with you for a while. They play loud and sloppy, the way rock was meant to be played. At one point during the show one of the guitarist climbed from the stage monitor onto the window seal and outside the window and finished the song out there. He tried once again at the end of the show and ended up falling on his ass. Grade A entertainment. I had heard great things about this band's live shows and I was thoroughly entertained and am waiting for my next chance to see them again, which lucky for me is regularly. [Sound of Confusion]Bay area garage rockers the Fresh and Onlys played along with Golden Triangle, the Babies and Coasting at Monster Island Basement on Friday, May 14th. The Fresh & Onlys played the next night at Cake Shop too, and will be back in June for the Northside Festival.
Golden Triangle play next on May 29th at Glasslands with Psychic Ills, Sunburned Hand Of Man and Hopewell (and have plenty more after that). The Babies are touring the West Coast currently. Coasting play Shea Stadium on May 21st with Baby Birds Dont Drink Milk.
Monster Island next hosts an indie-celebrity-DJ dance party with a live set by Blissed Out tonight (5/19). More pictures from the GT show below...
Fresh and Onlys