Carnivores opened, as they deservedly are the go-to local band for this type of show, especially when the Coathangers are on the road. Since some of the Carnivores' best songs mix surf rock with effects-pedal pop, their dance-worthy set would have set the stage well for Bleached, had something from completely out of left field not been wedged in between the opener and the headliner.
It wouldn't be absurd to say that Hunters' set was like seeing Patti Smith front Hole. Tall, slender, and pink-haired, lead singer Isabel Almeida began her band's set with her arms raised to the sky. If I didn't know any better, I'd assume she was channeling whatever gave her the will and energy to be a complete ball of energy for the entire set, as she was constantly on the floor, in the air, or among the audience for a solid half-hour. Musically, the Brooklyn band's guitarist, Derek Watson, led an assault that was a noisy nod to the '90s without being overly derivative.
Closing out the night was Bleached. In Mika Miko, Jennifer Clavin was a charismatic performer much like Almeida, leaping around the stage and screaming into a telephone-turned-microphone. Now with a guitar in hand, and her sister Jessie by her side, punk performance has taken a back seat to more serious songwriting aspirations. The Clavin sisters' growing canon of songs was as effective live as they are on the Ride Your Heart LP and three earlier 7-inches. What's most exciting for Bleached fans, though, is knowing that the girls are just now cutting their teeth as songwriters. If they are all-in with this band, as most interviews project, future songs might be even catchier.
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son of the moon
These guys are fantastic...great performers who put on a wonderful show. .thoroughly enjoyed it.☆☆☆
I have been a a BIG fan of Flynt Flossy, and his crew since Fried…
AP calling her "high priced" pro? I'd hate to see the cheap ones.