Saturday, November 9, 2013

Recording: Ketamines

Artist: Ketamines

Song: Kill Me Now

Recorded at The Great Hall ("Long Winter – Year 2 Volume 1"), November 8, 2013.

Ketamines - Kill Me Now

Full review to follow. The first season of Long Winter shows developed their sensibility as they went along, but a second go-round gives a chance to plug into — and expand upon — an existing template. This time 'round, The Great Hall was even more stuffed to the gills. The main hall and conversation room stages were running in tight tandem, meaning you could (and I did!) basically watch music continuously all night long. But on top of that, there was a third stage in the restaurant, plus a full separate slate (including a live talk show) in the basement BLK BOX, to say nothing of the art interventions scattered throughout the space.

The lineup of the Ketamines is always subject to shift around cheerfully acerbic bassist/vocalist Paul Lawton, but has been holding steady over what's been a fairly productive spell for the band lately. That means the band can lean into their garage-rock stompers and come out standing, even when they entertainingly stagger over their own feet now and then.

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