And also speaker. And also screamer. I saw this “band” over a year ago, and they kicked my face in. I write aggressively, with muscular language some would say, but these fellas are intense. I mean, do you bring a washer and an axe handle/bat with you everywhere?
The charm for me here is that aggressiveness. They’re bluegrass and metal at the same time. Minimalist yet thick. It’s got all the angst one could want in the lyrics, and dude performs amazingly, almost uncomfortably in the moment of the lyrics.
It’s an exciting challenge to work with slam poets on their pieces. It’s freeing to forget about the line. I get to consider sound and emotion and pacing when I would usually be in there with a safety pin and tweezers trying to do something sneaky with enjambment or connotation.
Cheers Listener. Come back to Spokane.