Thursday, April 2, 2009

Tomorrow Night: Obits / Sick Weapons

Quality lineup at the Ottobar Friday night too, with Obits, Sick Weapons, and Sal Bando filling the bill. Obits were unveiled to the world last year as Rick Froberg's new outlet for rock and roll music.

Rick is originally of Drive Like Jehu and Hot Snakes fame, but now is joined by drummer Scot Gursky of D.C.'s Shorstack, guitarist Sohrab Habibion of Edsel, and bassist Greg Simpson. Obits just dropped their debut on Sub Pop.

I Blame You displays a much calmer side of Froberg than when in Hot Snakes, but this allows for more climatic progressions and more of that 60's garage punk sound we all know and love.

The dueling guitars line up real nice with the rhythmic swagger of the bass and drums throughout the affair, leaving it feeling nostalgic yet set very firmly in the present. Great listen from start to finish, and should translate even more solid in a live setting with more energy to put forth. Stream a taste on my green playlist.

Check out our pictures of Sick Weapons opening for Double Dagger a few weeks ago, a solid reminder not to miss them as well Friday night. Show starts at 10 folks.

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