November 9, 2013
A fierce lineup of high volume bands representing everything from punk to psych rock to no wave shook the walls and assaulted a packed house of the young and hip (and me) at Death By Audio on Saturday night. I was there for it all, with the exception of a set by Young Ruins, which I missed after losing track of time hanging in the big backyard of Crown Victoria across the street. Zulus, a local noise rock outfit, were my favorite act of the night. They performed on the floor, their vocalist screaming and pushing into the crowd while the band made a racket that was beautifully brutal. Sleepies from Brooklyn showcased their brand of warehouse punk and really got the crowd stirred up. Habibi, an all girl group, failed to impress. They seem like much cooler ladies than the music they're making. Night Beats, on the road promoting their latest solid release "Sonic Bloom", delivered a strong set of squealing garage rock psychedelia, complete with fuzzed out effects, high speed guitar solos, and full-throated harmonies. Their sound is something I can't get enough of. Overall, another great night of music. I decided to shoot in black & white this time and got some good stuff. Scroll down to see the action, watch a couple videos from the artists on the bill, and have a listen to Night Beats' new stuff on Spotify.