Sunday, December 20, 2015
"The Loudest Show Ever" On Studio 5
So, the name of the band is “The Outstanding Achievements In The Field Of Excellence”. For real, though. And that’s pretty f**kin’ epic. It might take you a while to memorize the entire thing (this writer suggests forming a study group of sorts), but either way, one cannot deny the severe awesomeness of a band that dubs themselves so intricately. Thankfully, these guys back up the epicness of this dub with an authoritatively powerful metal / alternative rock sound. Their explosive and grinding riffs are forcible, moving mountains while melting faces in a successful attempt at splitting the concrete ground beneath them. Thunder-heavy drums kick out primal blasts that take no prisoners behind the mutated muscular system of the bass hum. Basically, this is the band to play through your car speakers when you desire long-haired ruffian’s head banging within a 2-mile radius.
The band consists of Brian Herb on lead vocals and guitar, Benji on the grinding bass, and Christopher on the kit. Their album The Cobbler’s Kids Wear No Shoes, is available for purchase on the band’s Bandcamp (link posted below). I highly suggest you check it out.
The second band of the evening, Little Man, consisted of string-slicer and siren singer Chris Perricelli, kit hitter Sean Gilchrist, and bassist Brian Herb (also of The Outstanding Achievements In The Field of Excellence fame). Little Man kicked out their own barrage of crunchy rock tunes, laying down dirty n’ sweet Southern vibes mixed in with a Brit-rock tongue-in-cheek charm, Floyd-esque six-string wales, and a Johnny Rotten rebellion vibe. Their ethereal scratchy guitar solos and wall sounds create a sound-aura that’s sure to flip out even the most well-seasoned stoner. And the rowdiest rocker of them all, the beautiful, sexy, talented Nicole Jean Rowdy stepped in to belt out a couple of numbers in her very own ass-kicking style. Check out the band’s latest album, Original Face.
Links are provided below to Little Man’s Facebook page and Outstanding Achievement’s Bandcamp:
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(Archive also contains interview with Live From Studio 5!’s blogger, Seth Hynes-Marquette)
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You can see the Flickr pix from that show here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kfai-fm/albums/72157662416782722
-Article by Seth Hynes-Marquette