Boston band Pile has gathered a pretty dedicated following as they keep reinventing themselves with each new album they release. Promoting their latest “A Hairshirt of Purpose” their tour brought them to First Avenue’s 7th Street Entry on Tuesday night.
Minneapolis trio Double Grave started the evening. A reincarnation of Ego Death their set was fun to watch and listen to with catchy guitar riffs.
Set List: Work / Polaroid / Straya / Control .2 / Nu / Flirting / Rapture / Botched? / Laetitica
Best sentence I have heard all year? Drummer Couburn to a fan after the set: “Let me find some dry shorts, so I can hang out” – and that right there should tell you about the energy level Gnarwhal packs into a 45-minute set.
After the first couple of songs a very Minnesota thing happened. A voice rose from the crowd: “Good job, you guys!” – as good an endorsement as a band is likely to get around here.
Set List: Baby / Worms / Hissing / Ropes / Motel / Fish / Dogs / Texas / Hair Shirt / Special / Fingers / Leaning / Jones