Sunday, October 16, 2005

Gig Review: Gonzo on Tour Birmingham

Gig was at the Barfly in Birmingham (the downstairs bit of what used to be the Institute / Sanctuary), a very 'intimate' venue for quite a big gig.

Three very different bands formed the bill. First up were The Morning After Girls, who despite the name only had one female member (a buxom keyboardist / 3rd guitarist / percussionist) who was the only good thing about the band. Pointless indie dirge seemed to be their stock in trade. Avoid.

Next up were Be Your Own Pet - a bunch of 17 year olds all the way from Tennessee fronted by the whiling dervish blonde bombshell Jemina Pearl. This lot were the real deal - I thoroughly enjoyed them and according to my old mate Zane Lowe the debut album is out early next year and could well be a must have. In the mean time try and track down either of their excellent singles Damn Damn Leash and Fire Dept. Great fun.

The headline act were the mighty Goldie Lookin' Chain. It's just as well they don't have any instruments / drum kits / amps on stage as the seven members had barely enough room on the tiny Barfly stage to let rip with any of their wicked hip hop moves! What a fantastic band - top choon after top choon. Anybody that doesn't like this band is a humourless cunt and should be forced to listen to C**dplay permanently from now til eternity.

Fur Q's rating 8.5/10 - great value for £12.


At 9:57 am, Blogger wayland2002 said...

I was at the Barfly as well,
The Morning After Girls were well worth missing.............the guitarist and basist seemed to be having a competition to see who could drown out the rest of the band most effectivly.
Be You Own Pet sounded like the unholy offspring of "Exploited" and "Daisy Chainsaw"....which is no bad thing. The singer resemebled an epileptic tasmanian devil on speed!
GLC what can I say that FurQ has not said already.

At 4:43 pm, Blogger 01-811-8055 said...

I have to say, the description of Be Your Own Pet sounds like a fantastic porn film.


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