NO FLYERS PLEASE "nfp ep" Release Party

NO FLYERS PLEASE "nfp ep" Release Party
July 16th 2010
@ Gus' Pub

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The Bad Arts kicked off the night for what we later found out would be their last show. Which is unfortunate, because these guys threw down a fantastic, raw, stripped down set of post-punk jams, sort of a Stooges meets Shellac vibe. Noisy frantic guitar, layered over constant melodic basslines that kept you on your toes. Drummer Andrew Patterson played a bare bones, two piece kit – it's always fantastic to see a drummer do everything that's needed and nothing that it isn't.

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Singer/guitarist Paul Conrod's staccato vocal reminded me of the Nationale Blue, piercing harsh yelps cutting through the buzzsaw bass and soaring melodic guitar lines that gave away to catchy punk rock jams wrapped around funky time signatures. I seem to have a habit of catching the best Halifax bands just as they're breaking up. You can always order their tape via myspace and keep reliving the memories over and over.

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Moncton's Something Delicious were up next – I've been looking forward to seeing these guys for a while now, and they didn't disappoint. It's almost impossible to describe a Something Delicious set in a few paragraphs – where to even begin? First off there was the painted chests, the gas mask microphone, and the dual frontmen – guitarist/singer Jonah H. and singer/trumpet player Patt. And of course, there was the music.

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Imagine someone took all your favorite bands (plus a few 80's cartoons) and threw them into a blender, then threw them up on stage on shuffle with the skip-happy attitude of a 6-year old with an iPod. Assuming, of course, your favorite bands are Frank Zappa, System of a Down, Sublime, NOFX, Mr. Bungle, Neil Young, Refused, Ennio Morricone, and Melt Bannana.

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These guys brought more energy (and sweat) to Gus' stage than I've seen in a while. Bouncing back and forth between styles at a break neck pace, these guys switched on a dime from hardcore punk to reagge breakdown to ska funk. It might have been a little too spastic for a few more conservative audience members, but I loved every minute of it. Seeing is believing, of course, so check out the videos below (and more on Youtube), and be sure to check their annual MessFest in Moncton.

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No Flyers Please took the stage to a sweaty, energetic crowd, and dove right into it. In keeping with the progress of the night, shirts were swiftly doffed one at a time as the set progressed, with even drummer Michelle Skelding getting involved (and a good number of audience members by the end, too). Balls to the wall rock and roll was the name of the game here, and NFP were frantic, tight, and catchy like good rock should be. The band blended old school MC5 and Stooges style punk rock jams with twisted lyrics ala the Dean Melenkos or BA Johnson and smooth breakdowns suegewaying into fuzzy bass.

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The crowd danced and shouted along with all the words, while disco lights flashed and the beer flowed right into closing time, and by the end the band didn't even have to sing their own songs, thanks to the enthused fans. It was all about the rock 'n roll party and the crowd loved it. Be sure and check out the new CD, as these guys aren't breaking up yet (again), hopefully.

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