Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Bum City Saints Cause A Raucous

Band: Bum City Saints
Hometown: Oakland, Ca

Punk fans of all ages have long graced 924 Gilman Street in Berkeley- an old warehouse out in the cuts where circle pits and metal studs have a permanent happy home. Saturday night a local band known as Bum City Saints led the pits to destruction in a giant sing along!

The band has a dedicated fan base of all ages (I'm talkin ten years old to thirty plus). With classic sounds like Dead KennedysThe Vandals and early A.F.I., this East Bay hardcore band has strong punk riffs that hit you like a punch in the gut. The three piece band formed two years ago, making a name for themselves to the locals. Among the patrons, my favorite was the no more than twelve year old girl in the pit with the helmet on. Nothin' like coming prepared!

The band ended their set demanding everyone in the place hop up on stage, grab a mic, and sing our little hearts out. It was a fist pumpin crowd and an earthquake of kids. Loud music, rowdy (pre)teen punks. A great way to spend a saturday night.
Bum City Saints frequent the Gilman, a place of music history worth visiting in and of itself. Now that you know of the band, make sure you drop in and show some support!

Group Sing Along at 924 Gilman Saturday, September 25, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Something Left Unsaid Scream The Night Away

Band: Something Left Unsaid
Hometown: Pacifica, Ca.

Something Left Unsaid is a five man metal band out of foggy little Pacifica, California. They pretty much know how to make heads bang.

The band ripped the roof off the Octopus Lounge last Monday night, making sure we all left with some whip lash. Just shy of seven months old, SLU is in it to win it. There's no denying this bay area hardcore band has a fever to be something titanic. With strong vocals and killer riffs, this net-formed band gives you some serious ribcage reverb- a little something I like in my metal.

With comparable sounds to bands like Trivium, As I Lay Dying, and Killswitch Engage, SLU is loaded with heavy sounds and pounding tunes. Their first EP drops November 1st of this year. Be sure to grab it while it's hot!