Amazing how driving a few blocks can change one’s scenery. Well that and staying up past bedtime :). Last night I left the squeaky-clean world of Christian Rock at the Target Center and descended into the pit of debauchery that is the Uptown VFW to see one of my favorite local bands return after a baby hiatus: BNLX
Getting things off to a proper start were the Toxenes. The trio played a 30-minute set of their punk / surf rock at their signature blistering pace. They gave their audience one slow song as a break “before it gets to rowdy, as they put it” and closed out their set going full speed again.
The new song “Resist, Resist!” was well received. On the recording, they chorus is sung by BNLX friends from all over the world, live the crowd gave it a respectable effort. “The Devil You Know” was delivered hard and fast. As one fan in the crowd shouted “Rock’n Roll” Ed, responded “That’s right! That’s what’s on the agenda”
Needless to say, I got my BNLX fix and hopefully won’t have to wait another 2 years for my next one.
Set List: No Soul / Penny Drops / Vibrant / 1929 / Resist, Resist / Barricades / Everything Must Go / Do Without / Blue And Gold / Burn The Boats / Light It Up
Set List: Humankind / True Love / The End Is Not The End / Hook Hand / Trying To Fight Fire / You’re Never Alone NYC / Hardcore Romantics / Tell It To The Judge / Who’s Gonna Save You / Dirty Dishes / White Letter Days / Invicible Criminal / Monster Movies Encore: Parasite Eyes