On Friday night, the metal fest was down the street, but a definite contender for craziest show of the night was at Go Bar as three bands took the stage, and tore the tiny bar (and my eardrums) apart.
First up was Atlanta band The Sunglasses. They played a short but sweet set of loud, dirty and complex punk rock. The crowd was sparse but you couldn’t tell from watching the band. They played as if the bar was packed. I’m definitely going to have to see them again.
Next was Providence, Rhode Island noise rock nightmares Tinsel Teeth, the most unhinged band of the night. This band is a must see. They’re part rock band, part performance art piece. The singer came out dressed as Lady Gaga, but her wig quickly fell off as she trashed and threw herself around the bar. As the show went on she broke blood capsules in her mouth, drenching her face, and smearing blood on anybody close enough, myself included. It was absolutely insane.
The last (and loudest) band of the night was Athens’ own Chrissakes. They started late so their set was cut short, but there was more than enough energy to make up for it. Their mix of math rock riffs, hardcore screams and psychedelic solos completely pummeled my ears. The perfect set to end the show.
I left the show partially deaf and covered in fake blood. It was a good night.