Thursday, September 18, 2008
Tonight: Wax Fang & Ghostfinger @ The 5 Spot
by Tracy Moore
on Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 4:39 PM
going on right now
. And if you've never seen Jason & the Scorchers, tonight's Ryman gig is an excellent time to do it--possibly your last chance. It is $45 bones though. Well, they play again tonight at 11 p.m. at Mercy Lounge, but you'll need the $35 AMA wristband. And that's probably really your last chance.
A more affordably priced show awaits at The 5 Spot for only $7, and that one features locals Ghostfinger and Kentuckians Wax Fang. Wax Fang always blast it out live, and they're one of those bands I was heartbroken to hear never listened to math-rock wizards Polvo. Really? Even with all those bendy/mangled guitar parts and stop-on-a-dime time changes? Really? Then I recommended they check it out and they thought it was cool but didn't really get into it. As Stabert would say: tear.
Anyway, do it. It's pretty and squawky and classic-rocky and shouty and all-around a really shrewd mix of influences. Even if Polvo ain't one of them.
Look, I know there's Americana out the wazoo