There were only a handful of people in the 7th Street Entry when I walked in on Wednesday night. Normally, that would have me a bit worried that I had picked the wrong show to go to but that was not the case. I knew I was where I was supposed to be and knew that I was about to get my face rocked off regardless of how many people were in the audience and that’s exactly what happened.
The local band Bad Idea got the late-night show started promptly at 9 PM. Bringing their good ol’ fashioned punk rock sounds. Although their set felt super short, they definitely left an impression on me. They weren’t trying to be anything other than what they are and I loved that. Their sound had a sense of power and attitude but stayed accessible throughout their set. They are the type of band that I think all of my friends would have thoroughly enjoyed even if said friends weren’t quite into the punk rock vein of things. Joking about how you don’t have to be a weekend warrior when you have no job or family, I loved how they were able to take their set seriously while still having some fun about the light turnout and the fact that we were rocking on super late on a Wednesday night. I will absolutely be watching Bad Idea’s calendar for another show. Their set was just too fun and solid for me to just move on and I hope to see them again soon.
Much like the other two sets of the night, Suzi Moon’s seemed ridiculously short and I was fading fast with how late it was and my still recovering from the last weekend but that didn’t stop me from getting a great fill of her music. There were moments that made me want to push some people around me and others that just had me standing there in awe as I watched Suzi and her band power through track after track with a flawless sense of bratty attitudes and power. Although Suzi Moon has a very distinct sound, every track seemed to bring a different vibe to the room even if the vibe was only slightly different than previously felt creating a super dynamic set that kept me and the rest of the audience who was smart enough to come out on a Wednesday night entertained.
As was the theme of the night, there was no holding back from this band and that really helped keep it feeling more like a weekend than a Wednesday. Just like Bad Idea had mentioned at the beginning of the night, sometimes weekday warriors have it better than those weekend warrior losers and Wednesday night was proof of that.