Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Good Times

Here are a few photos from the show at Emo's on Saturday night. An Australian garage-ish rock band called the Ooga Boogas opened the show, accents and all, and put on a pretty good show. They were also selling vinyl records that had the coolest album art that I've seen in a while. Next up, Golden Triangle. Okay, this band was friggin sweet. Two hot front ladies giving 110%, a crazy drummer/lead singer wearing some sort of bag over his head the whole time, a guitarist of Asian? origin banging out classic/punk rock riffs, cool chick bassist, lots of suggestive dancing, cymbal shaking, and just all-around entertainment. It appears that they are good pals with Jay Reatard, Deerhunter & King Khan.

Golden Triangle are currently touring around with Quintron and Miss Pussycat, who took over the stage next and gave the crowd a good workout. Before the party started they warmed it up with a full-on demented comedy puppet show, powered by black light. This was a first for me. I don't remember much of the story line, but I do recall Santa Claus getting blown to pieces by a machine gun and bleeding confetti everywhere.

When the curtain closed, Quintron sat down in front of his Drum Buddy (a kind of a light bulb-charged electronic synthesizer crossed with a DJ turntable) and started pounding out dual (or triple?) organ sounds mixed with programmed beats, and all the while Miss Pussycat was jumping around all over the place, shouting, and dancing with the crowd. They were more punk than I expected, which is a good thing. Find out more at the link, and see them on tour at these dates.

all photos by Casey James Wilson