I owe Sunday night’s fun to an PR rep and one of my writers. My plans for that evening were limited to resting my butt on the couch after a rather busy schedule that week. So, when we got pitched the Birthday Massacre’s show on Wednesday I added it to our list and sent out a heads up to our team. Langen responded saying that someone better cover that show as they are a band on her bucket list and she was out of town – that had me intrigued. And then I wrote up a preview and watched their latest YouTube video – Oh, my!! Dark, moody, symphonic……… Now I had to go see them for myself – I can rest when I’m dead.
So, I found myself at The Cabooze surrounded by a wide range of outfits, all involving mostly black, with bunny ears of all kinds being found through the crowd. Canada’s Sumo Cyco were up first. I was not ready for their intensity level. Their music is hard and fast and the stage presence of guitarist Matt and singer Skye is out of this world. I left the photo pit with a wide grin feeling like a had been hit by a freight train. Their current album “Opus Mar” was just released a few weeks ago.
All in all, I had a great time, any night where I find 3 bands that are new to me that I can happily add to my playlist is a pretty damn good one.
Set List: One / Red Stars / All Of Nothing / Counterpane / Destroyer / Divide / Superstition / Lovers End / Happy Birthday / Video Kid / Under Your Spell / No Tomorrow / Leaving Tonight / Alibis / Pins And Needels / In The Dark Encore: Blue, I Think We’re Alone Now / Broken