Kind of Like: Lightning Bolt, Young Widows
Genres: Post-hardcore, Punk, Noise Rock, Math Rock
So, Friday night I ventured out to see Kenny's (The Armed) new band, Nice Hooves. The kid is in like ten bands and all of them are pretty awesome. The show was five bucks and at the fashionable Loving Touch in Ferndale, Michigan. It's an old sketchy massage parlor converted into a really solid punk bar, complete with good drink prices, a jukebox decked out with classic punk rawk music, and a slew of some of the nicest pool tables in metro Detroit.
This band, I Smell Blood, is from that not-as-cool London located in within our northern Canadian neighbors' territory. They played right before Nice Hooves, and they really ripped it open. They are a bass and drum combo, but the bass player uses different pedals to get guitar tones and fill in the empty space. After listening to pretty much emo bands for the past few months, it's a breath of fresh air to get into a good punk/noise rock band that can bring the house down with a wall of sound.
Then Nice Hooves played and they were great as usual, followed by local favorites, Child Bite. Somewhere in there, I stumbled outside to check out a hot dog stand Kenny was raving about that had hot dogs with mac and cheese on them. As I got closer, Randall (also from Nice Hooves) told me they also had one with pulled pork on it. I decided to get the best of both worlds, and I ended the night with a gigantic heavenly weiner smothered in mac and cheese and pulled pork. It was awesome.
So, check these fellas out, and if you Euro guys should look out for Child Bite. They are a great Michigan band that are heading out there.