Sunday, December 10, 2006

STMP show Saturday was okay

Flyer said show started at 7:00PM but it started an hour later. Pretty much my only bitch. The three bands I saw sounded pretty good compared to the ones I saw at that last place. I could actually hear their instruments!

First band was pretty cool. Sounded a little Burnt Offerings era Iced Earth. They had two vocalists, one screamer and one "singer." Maybe it was the singers voice that gave them that Iced Earth quality. Not that he was good, mind you, but it was the toneof his voice. Pretty good overall.

George got there after that and we sat around waiting for the next band. Some gore-grind outfit who I thought called themselves Vasectomy. Maybe, maybe not. I dunno. I was impressed by the fact the vocalist kept his voice at a pretty constant low growl. Didn't sound like he was even verbalizing. Hell, he probably wasn't. Not like we would have been able to tell! Their songs were short and pretty unspectacular, going for a more constant sludginess.

Then we had some time to kill and George showed me how to play pool. Okay, I have to admit I've never seriously played pool before. Once before actually. In high school. One of my friends tried to teach me on a trip to A&M in College Station and he was a lousy teacher. So, I can officiallysay that, although I'm a lousy player, I kinda know what I'm doing. Sweet!

The third band, and last band I saw, was one called Hybrid. Okay, these guys brought some old school thrash with them. What was really amazing was watching this ten year old guitarist shred away. Now that was awesome! The band itself wasn't particularly original. They covered Seek & Destroy and followed it with a song that was basically riffing off of Seek & Destroy. It was plain as day who their influences were (that kid worships at the altar or Dave Mustaine). Still, I enjoyed them a great deal. That kid was amazing. Their playing was very tight, it was obvious they practiced a lot. I think if they keep it up they could very well go places.

I had to leave after that. George thought he saw his probation officer and he can't be caught at a bar. Also he had a blind date. I had to start getting ready for work.

All in all, not bad. Not a lot of people there, however. Mind you it was cld and rainy and when that happens here people tend to stay in. Can't blame 'em.

I'll have to catch another show sometime soon.


Blogger Juan said...

Damn, a night auditor convention at Smiley's and I miss it. The three of us should get together and plot world, er...start a club, I mean.

5:40 AM  
Blogger Robert Muñoz said...

We could call it the World Domination club!

4:03 AM  

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