Crobot + Scorpion Child + Buffalo Summer
Wednesday 11th November 2015
The Live Rooms, Chester
Wednesday night, but that doesn’t stop me. When there is a need to rock, I rock. I ain’t no weekend greaser.
The crowd in the Live Rooms was a healthy size, and quite rightly too. Three bands for a tenner – and all of them up and coming hard rock superstars. It’s a night of 21st century music that has one foot in 70’s classic rock, though striding confidently in to the modern realm.
Up first were Buffalo Summer, four lads from South Wales (yay!) who command the stage like seasoned masters. Their mix of classic Free and Southern Skynyrd boogie is enhanced with some Sonic Temple era Cult swagger. Powerful and melodic with a rough edge, their songs are anthemic but still have guts. “Down to the River” was just one highlight in a terrific set, but take my word for it and check ’em out for yourself.
Next up were Scorpion Child, all the way from Texas. Their version of classic rock was part Zep deep fried in Purple, and all tasty goodness. These guys go for epic and do not compromise. The songs build with purpose and create huge sonic vistas that hint at their geographic origin. “Liqour”, “Kings Highway” and “Antioch” are all songs that capture Scorpion Child’s ability to meld molten riffs with a truly grand vision. Fantastic.
Our final band of the night were Crobot, who erupt on the stage with electrified enthusiasm. Their first album, “Something Supernatural”, is awesome – but the songs have even more groove live; Crobot are hugely powerful, with riffs that are simply titanic. There are tons of highlights, “Skull of Geronimo”, “The Necromancer” and “Chupacabra” being just a few. If you dig Clutch or Wolfmother, welcome to your new favourite band. You need Crobot in your life sooner rather than later!
Reporting from the front lines, I’m happy to say that rock – classic, heavy, groovy rock – is alive and well. Do not hide, do not run for cover – get out there and catch Crobot, Scorpion Child and Buffalo Summer now!
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