Lft to Rt: Ray (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Joey (Drums), Corsh (Bass), Brian (Lead Guitar, Vocals)
Oh, The Cry! What Can I Say About These Dope Young Mofos That Hasn’t Been Said, Already?
The Cry! are insanely talented musicians blending killer pop hooks with killer rock and roll riffs, picking up where The Exploding Hearts left off but with plenty of Heartbreakers and Thin Lizzy thrown in for good measure.
Go get Dangerous Game: US Edition (it’s more down and dirty than the original) along with their self-titled debut.
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I knew going in, that I was in for a great night of rock and roll with these guys. I’m actually glad I’m a little bit of a late comer to The Cry! since their sound has really begun to gel and they’ve also been touring their asses off, so their playing is tight despite Brian’s (lead guitar) claims that they “…haven’t practiced for shit!” My only nitpick would be that I couldn’t always hear Ray and Brian’s vocals too well (Yes, that’s a sound guy issue, I know) but damn, these guys have tone I would kill for!
Check out my clips of The Cry! below:
Brian channels The Exploding Hearts with Seventeen
Dig the Thin Lizziness on Down In The City!
Tiger Touch and The Food
Alright, I’ll admit it, I was only planning to cover The Lovesores and The Cry! (I still can’t believe I forgot my charger, again–d’oh!) but whenever I hear something I really like, I must share it with all of you here on 50thirdand3rd. I don’t make the rules!
So, The Food definitely caught me by surprise. I heard a little bit of The Food on Bandcamp and they seemed fun, but nothing like what I heard at Twilight Fest. The Food rocks, dude! A little Ramones with some Tubes and The Knack swirled in. Pick up The Food’s new album, Today’s Special, on Bandcamp.
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The Food also appear on Volume Bomb Records’ Old Portland Strikes Back comp and you can pick up a copy at their show at O’Malley’s Saloon on August 12th as part of the Old Portland Strikes Back show, “Thirty Bands. Three Venues. One Night”.
Tiger Touch’s snarling, ferocious three-prong guitar attack was an especially killer surprise! My battery was super low but I did manage to grab a clip of them playing Do It Now, from The Wildlife EP up on CDbaby.
You can also purchase their single, Killing Floor on Bandcamp.
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Tiger Touch’s upcoming shows:
8/12 – Skate Party in Corvallis
8/30 – Liquor Store w/ The Ransoms and Hot LZs
10/7 – Hawthorne Hideaway w/ Lovesores and Bitch School (In case you missed them at Bar Carlo!)
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