Hot punk society
A full moon on an August Friday night should get the wild side out; all the more likely at a Ryan’s Bar Punk special.
The basement was still calm when one-man band, Duck & Weave came out with his guitar. He warmed up the room with a series of riot jokes and Acoustic Punk noise, occasionally reminiscent of Brit troubadour Patrick Fitzgerald.
Then BlakMagiKSociety got on stage and people swarmed 'round. A trio with guitars, percussion and an i-phone kept up the beat. Instantly heating up the air with a mix of Soul Punk, Psychedelic Garage tunes and a couple of rather romantic Doo-Wop chants.
Hotgothic, on the other hand, were stripped of all romanticism focusing on upbeat tunes, a sound-defining bass and a lot of bad language. They could've just as easily been found in a Berlin basement opening for Electropunk bands like Lesbians On Ecstasy.Maybe only a few of us were left there near the end, but we were all singing along and dancing.
Review and photography by Danai Molocha, aka rockets4solitude, for Live At Your Local www.liveatyourlocal.org.uk