The Fine Line and First Avenue present The Pop Up Drive Through Tour staring Mac Sabbath with special guests Speedealer and Lung.
Review and photos by Kyle Hansen
Opening up tonight was Lung. An interesting band from Ohio. They are a duo with drum and an electric cello. They were different. Since I could not think of a way to explain them a grabbed this from their webpage.
Powerhouse art-punk cello-rock duo Lung have a sound that is dark and commanding, evoking the driving sludge of early grunge with layered sinister undertones. Described as “loud, dissonant, innovative, and fearless” (Fair Shakes and Just Dessert) and “post-grunge mixed with a dose of the avant garde (Paul Silver, Jersey Beat), “Lung doesn’t try to fit in – they pry their way in with a velvet crowbar” (Brian Baker, CityBeat Cincinnati). The band is Kate Wakefield, a classically trained opera singer and cellist, and drummer Daisy Caplan, formerly of Foxy Shazam, Babe Rage, and Ayin. Playing shows from SXSW to Treefort Music Festival to famed DIY venues like 924 Gilman Street, Lung have made their presence known and developed the reputation as a “must see” band. Since their first performance in April 2016, the pair have played over 700 shows across North America and Europe.
Speeddealer was second. They rip it up. They remind me of the old hardcore bands from when I was growing up. They used to be REO Speedealer but REO Speedwagon put an end to that. These guys are so much fun. If you dig old hardcore punk metal then you need to see and list to them. They did Hit and Run – Death – Hate you Better – Rock and Roll – You Loose I win and a ton of other intense tunes. It was also Jeff’s birthday. He is the lead singer. They brought out a cake and celebrated with everyone. Overall an amazing performance.
Mac Sabbath started a few years ago and if you took Black Sabbath and McDonalds and put it in a blender this is what would come out. They take Black Sabbath songs and redo them with McDonalds lyrics. My forst thought was umm ok. But after seeing them live it totally changed my mind.