Monday, June 16, 2008

Concert Review: Friday the 13th Concert

Venue: Unitarian Universalist Church, Wakefield, MA

Contrary to superstition, those present at Friday's show lucked out. Zephyr and their friends entertained the basement for hours. The many acts delivered everything from psychedelia to punk to rap.


ITtheverb kicked things off with a set as unusual as their band name. The duo rocked the house and blew the audience away, armed with only a drum kit, a guitar, and a ton of pedals. Not to mention that they perfect warmed up the crowd for the equally superb Jeff Mitchell and his original acoustic love songs.

The Transitions

The Transitions brought some more rock with a mix of originals and covers - like Third Eye Blind's "Semi-Charmed Life" and Guns N' Roses' "Patience". Things got more manic when the Pluto Gang took the stage. Lots of noise, speed, and jumping around...and I loved every minute of it.

Red Rock may have a Patrick Stump sound-alike lead singer, but their songs are much more akin to the classic rock of your fathers' days. Billford, backed by Zephyr, payed tribute to Tupac once more and lent some rhythm guitar to "Mr. Jones". Zephyr rocked as always with powerful numbers like "Crash", "The Celtic Song", "Play It Through Your Heart", and "It's Been a Pleasure."


These talented kids delivered yet another solid show. Despite the date, the only sign of bad luck was a frighteningly low turnout at the beginning. Zephyr's a fantastic band, but perhaps they've been playing a few shows too many lately. I love you guys, but you need to take a break after those 10 million upcoming shows.

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