April 25, 2011

Weekend – End Times


Contributed by Chris Gedos

The San Fran scene is constantly buzzing, thumping, hissing, rapping. They demand to be taken as seriously as NYC and LA. I see a little sister city love between SF and Manchester in terms of rock autonomy, in fact. Blame it on the Joy Division influence. No, this is not a live performance of Novelty from ‘79! But squealing Sumner-esque guitar? Check. Lead bass with terrifying Peter Hook purpose? Check. All that’s missing is the transformative Ian Curtis howl. Weekend is making themselves scarce over the upcoming months, with only 4 shows scheduled through September. Let’s hope they sequester themselves in the studio and lay down the trax which catapult them to that next level.

Weekend – End Times

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Rating: 7.987

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