Getting disappointed, mostly from too high anticipations, by the first act; Irelands RATS BLOOD. Mid tempo d-beat with a fair dose of breakdowns. Static, or very disciplined, drummer. I usually like short, to the point gigs - which this certainly was at something like 10-15 minutes - but it didn't really leave me wanting for more. I just wished I had got my camera up earlier to actually get to film something. But I did like them. Really, I did. (Don't miss them at Fibbers on Tuesday, supporting INTEGRITY.)
LOOSE NUT; their last show - my first time seeing them. Something I always like in punk bands, which has become more and more frequent the last 10 years I guess, is punks not looking like "punks". Something this band had going on with all it's members differing from the other. Music-wise they reminded me of D.R.I. and the kind of-experimental bits of BLACK FLAG. For the most part, excellent. But the far too frequent macho hardcore breakdowns were putting holes in this, sadly, already abandoned ship.