The Wannabe Java Rockstar: Losing Control - The Epoxies live in Berlin

Losing Control - The Epoxies live in Berlin

I just returned from the Wild At Heart, where Portland's Epoxies played an energetic show. For those, who haven't heard of them and I suspect that's mostly everyone, the Epoxies play catchy, new-wavy punk. Think of Kim Wilde on speed.

The show was supposed to start at 22:00. When I arrived at 21:30 I was the first (!) who showed up. I like to catch the support band, so I prefer to be a bit early. Nevertheless, I' ve never been the first attendee. Anyway, by the time Payback opened up, the place was crowded. The band wasn't bad; a couple of heads bounced. Nothing earth-shattering, though.

About midnight, the Epoxies entered the stage and blew everyone away. They played every song from their record and, for good measure, mixed them with new ones. Those guys know how to entertain! It always amazes me, how perfectly reasonable people can completely go berserk on stage. And they look incredible: duct-tape pants, glasses like that blind guy wears in Star Trek and silly instruments (such as a shoulder-hanging keyboard and an Ace Frehley signature guitar). Fucking great.

There was one thing that bothered me, though: They are frighteningly young. It's gotten to the point that I'm much older than the bands that I like.

Anyway, go see them play.

Sun, 06 Jun 2004, 01:45 | Music | PermaLink
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