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PHOTOS: OFF! / Negative Approach / Double Negative at Kings - 9/30/2012

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OFF!







Negative Approach









Double Negative



OFF! / Negative Approach / Double Negative at Kings - 9/30/2012

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OFF!
with Negative Approach & Double Negative
Kings
9/30/2012

It was to be a night of high class living - champagne, caviar, and old man hardcore.  Outside of listening to some Gorilla Biscuits twenty years ago I'm not usually a hardcore kind of guy, but OFF! is the sort of band to get you out of the house.

Local lads Double Negative opened the show.  The place wasn't even close to full yet, but once the band started the moshing and general carry on was already ferocious.  It was pretty clear that getting half-decent photos of the band was not going to be easy with one eye on the crowd, my body braced for impact, and random people flying off the stage in my direction.  The band rocked it out for about twenty minutes, which is apparently a long show for them.  Like other times I've seen DN I dug it, but I'm not educated enough in this genre to make comparisons or really say why.

The middle slot was for hardcore legends Negative Approach.  They are one of those bands I&…

PHOTOS: Spider Bags / The Golden Boys / The Limes at Kings - 9/20/2012

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Spider Bags




The Golden Boys








The Limes



Spider Bags / The Golden Boys / The Limes at Kings - 9/20/2012

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Spider Bags
with The Golden Boys & The Limes
Kings
9/20/2012

Good goddamn what a night of garage rockery.  Muy Bueno. 

The Limes played first.  I didn't (and still don't) know dick about them, but they're from Memphis and Goner has put out some of their records so I figured it was worth checking out.  They started off real damn sloppy, playing a song that they had apparently just written a few hours earlier; they got stronger and stronger as the set wore on though.  Singer Shawn Cripps has an interesting vibe about him, reminding me a little bit of local legend Dex Romweber, though probably not as badass a guitarist as Dex.  At their best they sounded like garage combined with New Zealand/Kiwi pop, with maybe a little Cramps and very early "Westing"-era Pavement thrown in.  Towards the end of the set Dan McGee joined the band to sing one of their songs, a trend that would continue through the night.  Pretty decent - I didn't pick up their record that night…

PHOTOS: Hopscotch 2012, Day Three in downtown Raleigh - 9/8/2012

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Oneida - Mecca






Old Quarter - Slims





Mount Moriah - Mecca






The Roots - City Plaza









Nobunny - CAM