Sunday, December 14, 2014

Recording: Whimm

Artist: Whimm

Song: Strange [Wire cover]

Recorded at The Silver Dollar ("DEATH TO T.O. IV: A Halloween Covers Show"), October 30, 2014.

Whimm - Strange

Once again Dan Burke and Elliott Jones celebrated Hallowe'en by turning the Silver Dollar and Comfort Zone into a giant, non-stop musical frenzy, with nearly twenty bands doing mini cover sets. The bands — several of which were constructed just for the occasion — all took the task seriously, putting a lot of work not only into the music but also costumes and all the little things to enhance their tributes. The only downside of the night was that with so many bands on the bill, it was impossible to stage-manage a consistently efficient staggering between the stages, so that it didn't take long for bands upstairs and downstairs to be playing simultaneously, forcing the crowd to make hard decisions on who to see and who to miss. Otherwise, it was a fabulously fun rock'n'roll marathon of a night.

Whimm managed to convey Wire's egghead velocity with a full on race through "Three Girl Rhumba", but really hit the spot when they took their foot off the accelerator to wave their Pink Flag. [Whimm will be playing their own tunes — and releasing a single! — Tuesday (Dec. 16th) at Smiling Buddha.]

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