Thursday, February 18, 2010
On nothing but the strength of the only two songs I could find from The Magic Kids I overcame my seething laziness and trekked on down to The Trunk Space last night. Knowing that The Young Friends and Gospel Claws were supporting didn't hurt the motivation factor either... because like to hear the music they play.
For your personal reference in case you totally ignored my post yesterday and didn't go, all three bands have their own spin on the booming genre of "post nouveau surf wave" (or whatever the shit it's called) made popular by internet famous band such as Girls, Wavves and or Surfer Blood. One thing I came to understand deep in my heart over the course of the night is this... The best and really ONLY place to listen to this "music type style" is live in a small intimate space. In a bigger venue I think it might feel forced and weird, but the Trunk Space it kinda feels like you are just hanging out watching your friends jam in a garage a block away from the beach after surfing all morning. That might (no, it definitely does) sound stupid but I don't care, that's how it made me feel and YOU can't tell ME how to feel!
Oddly enough this is my first trip back to The Trunk Space since having my ears melted at the Crystal Antlers show last year, and you know what? Throw a pair of earplugs in and things are not so bad, in fact I think I might be able to get used to it. And that is a good thing for me due to the basket load of goats worth of good bands lined up to play there over the next coming... forever I guess.
As for these pictures, the one thing The Trunk Space hasn't changed is the lighting, its fucking dark in there and that makes for some grainy/blurry ass pictures that I have attempted to save via Adobe Lightroom, so please forgive me if they burn your eyes out or something. If for some reason you want to see even MORE of them click HERE for our Flickr page.
The Young Friends
The Magic Kids
Photos: The Magic Kids, The Young Friends & Gospel Claws @ The Trunk Space
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