What a gig!
Tonight, at the legendary BOAT CLUB (Zep and Sabbath have both graced it's stage) on TRENT BRIDGE in NOTTINGHAM Damn You! brings you the
SUNRISE OF ROCK
<b><font size="+3"> COMETS ON FIRE </font></b>
If you have been deafened by this troup before they need no introduction. However, if you read Drowned In Sound and Pitchfork and use phrases like 'emocore' and 'mathcore' and 'applecore' and 'the earth's molten core' then you fucking NEED TO BE AT THIS GIG. It's going to be the one to knock some sense into you.
Comets are like every amazing Nuggets era band filtered through some serious, serious volume and fuzz and acres of tripped delay. They now have the added bonus of some epic ballads too that literally TRANSPORT the listener to a new cosmic plain devoid of war and death. Where people are gas and talk in a series of long, echoed notes from a Fender Jaguar.
Comets are on Sub Pop. They are from California. They are Ethan "endless solo of extreme righteousness" Miller, Ben "Six Organs Of Admittance and a million other bands" Chasny, Noel "Ride the Echoplex like a bad horse" Harmonson, Ben "The tooth shaker" Flashman, Utrillo "the human drum roll" Kushner.
Their music can be heard here: http://www.myspace.com/cometsonfirerockinblues
Wear a nappy.
Not only that but they are supported by SPACHEHORSE!
Jesus. Where to start? SPACEHORSE is people from some of the finest bands to grace the planet: Heroin, Clikatat Ikatowi, Camera Obscura and more. Us Damn You! folks know how fine one of these bands is because 2 of us spent 5 years of our lives ripping them off. Sorry Neil...
Instead of being yet another vanity project for a load of old dudes from San Diego, Spacehorse fucking RIP.
Listen to the tunes on their Myspazz, which seems to say they're playing Bunkers Hill tonight which they're not.
Teeth gnashing! When Chris Thrash closes his eyes he hears this. Even if he doesn't want to.
Unfortunately the heavy Sabbath action of METALGEARSOLIDMADONNAS is not happeninng tonight as Annie has royally fucked her back up so badly she can't move. But luckily, bassist Jason's other band CUBAN CRIMEWAVE are stepping in to kick out the jams in their absence.
The Crimewave are a 2 bass n drums n vocals riff monster. I think they sound like Deep Purple but singer Nathan will kill me for saying that. In a GOOD WAY though.
We're seriously under staffed tonight in team Damn You! so get there early, be nice, queue up, have your tickets ready or have the cash out, maybe even buy us a beer? That's not a bad idea.