Saturday, April 30, 2011

Kreamy 'Lectric Santa, live at a house in Oakland, CA 4/29/11

There were a ton of choices for live shows on this evening, which seemed like the first really Spring-like one of 2011. Mike Watt in SF, Mudhoney in Oakland, Kowloon Walled City in SF, Kreamy 'Lectric Santa in Oakland.
Scarp, Jason, and Disaster Amnesiac chose the latter, much to our mutual happiness. KLS, with their mixture of Punk, Prog, Metal, Rock, Jazz, etc., were so lively and inspiring. The mixture of guitar and violin as lead voices provides a very rural, gritty feel to their tunes. Their drummer is a beastly player who leads the bassist through all of their twisted rhythmic turns. Their music is fun and compelling. Their personae are down to earth and welcoming. It was just great to see and hear a band in the house party setting, without pretense and boring show biz accoutrement.
I've read on-line that the main two band members are moving to the Eastern Seaboard, and this show was to be Kreamy 'Lectric Santa's last. I hope not. The music scene needs this band. Perhaps they'll reconsider, once they settle in the North Carolina. 

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