Date: 10-06-17 16:11
Saw him last Sat and had a great time. Missed most of openers L7's set, but that choice of supporter should give you an idea of what to expect - full-on rock n roll, enuff with the whole "New Romantic" nonsense already. His pre-show piped-in music was another clue: '70s glam/punk (Dolls, iggy, Bowie), '70s punk/punk (X Ray Spex, "Tell That Girl To Shut Up"), and some '60s nuggets. Cleary, we were here to party like it's 1979. Then: a loud noisy show heavy on early singles. Sporting two (and when Ant participated, THREE) roaring buzzsaw guitars, and two drummers, the neo-Ants played with furious energy.
The show started with "Beat My Guest," "Vive Le Rock," (don't remember third song), "Dog Eat Dog," and so forth and so on. Took a couple very short (2 minute?) breaks, came back with the one-two punch of "Lady" and "Fall-In" that had me pogo-ing. Mrs Fab & I loved the female drummer, sporting a huge televangelist wig, shades (or a mask) and one of those striped Warhol boating shirts. Who was that cool chick?!
Show wasn't sold out, but the 98% white middle-aged crowd (including plenty of made-up pirate-clad Antpeople) ate it up. Didn't have much to say between songs, just a few cordial words. Go see him!
Post Edited (10-06-17 16:14)