Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Bad Religion

Last night I went to a punk gig to see Bad Religion. They are celebrating turning 30 and I don't think they have played in the UK for 13 years so it was my first time seeing them.

The support were a London band called The Sterilisers. A 5 piece including two ladies playing sax. They seemed quite nervous to be in front of such a big crowd but the singer really worked the crowd and they had really high energy. The sound wasn't great as the brass was really quiet and they only turned it up to a decent level for the last 2 songs.

Bad Religion themselves were excellent. They blend typical punk melodies and riffs with three part harmonies and excellent lyrics. I only own one album so recognised a mere 2 songs from the setlist and my friend knew none, but that didn't spoil our enjoyment at all. A high energy, fun night and one if the best live bands I've seen in ages. Plus they seemed to be enjoying every second of playing which is always great.

Below: me and Alice coming home afterwards from getting our punk on. We managed to blend in with our carefully chosen outfits! I'm on the right.

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