Floridian thunderriffers Hollow Leg have been on my mind since they piled on their amps earlier this week and laid waste to Saint Vitus bar in Brooklyn at a show that also featured Clamfight and Kings Destroy playing new material. I had missed part of Clamfight‘s set because I was stuck waiting at the Pulaski Bridge for a boat to pass under, but I caught the last two songs, both of which are on their new record, which The Maple Forum will have out hopefully this summer or fall at the latest.
That’s probably the reason I didn’t review the show, though I’ll add to that excuse the fact that I was unbelievably fucking tired, as I was most of this week. Work’s breaking my ass, and if you’re reading this, I have no doubt you know what I’m talking about. Hollow Leg were excellent though, and it was the first time I’d seen them, so right on. I bought the CD and have been grooving on its Southern abrasion ever since. I don’t think they played “The Source,” or if they did, it was exclusively screamed, but they had a powerful sound, and it’s been cool to find out that’s matched on the album Instinct, which came out in 2010. Next time our paths cross, I’ll do the review thing.
Speaking of, I apparently wasn’t so tired this week that it kept me from driving to Philly last night to witness Truckfighters and The Midnight Ghost Train destroy The Station in Philadelphia. I’ll have a review of that show Monday, but suffice it to say that it was worth the trip. I have family coming in from out of town today, so I don’t think I’m going to make it to Brooklyn tonight, but we’ll see what happens. Either way, I was glad I got to see them again and I’ll have more Monday.
And if all goes to plan, I’ll also have an audio/video premiere this week that you definitely want to hear. I don’t even want to say what it is yet for fear of jinxing it, but seriously, I’ve got my fingers crossed that it works out for Tuesday or thereabouts. Later in the week, I’ll also have a stream of a 20-minute megajam by Tasha-Yar (which is locked in, so I don’t mind saying it), and the second “70 RPMs” column by Roadsaw bassist Tim Catz.
I’m hoping as well to review the new Ancestors record this week, as well as several others, and I need to send out several email interviews this weekend, so if I get any of them back, they’ll go right up. I always have a tough time putting emailers together, but there’s a growing list of them that need to be done, so it’s time I got on it.
While I’m doing that, hopefully you enjoy the Hollow Leg above and check out their record, and hopefully you have a great and safe weekend. I’ll see you on the forum and back here Monday for more fuzz-fawning fun.
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