The Vibrators 9/24 at Beat Kitchen

Sunday night I went over to the Beat Kitchen to see The Vibrators, The Black Beauties, The Bomb, and like another half dozen bands. Because of the sheer ridiculous number of bands that were on the bill, I opted not to sit in a too-small, smoky bar longer than I had to and tried to time it so I only caught the last three bands. I timed it pretty damn close too because that is pretty much exactly what I did.

The Bomb
The Bomb

The Bomb
The Bomb

The Bomb
The Bomb

After meeting up with MDP outside and getting a beer at the bar, we head back to the room where the bands play to catch the tail end of whatever band it was that was before The Bomb. I didn’t catch their name and I was talking to someone so I wasn’t really paying much attention either. After a short break The Bomb took the stage. The Bomb is the new band Jeff Pezatti from Naked Raygun sings in. Well, they aren’t really that new, they’ve been around for a few years now but this was the first time I’ve ever seen them. They seemed sort of conflicted between being an angular indie rock and sing-along Naked Raygun styled punk. They ended up doing three Naked Raygun songs at the end of their set; “Home of the Brave”, “Home” and “Treason”. The crowd in attendance popped big time for the Naked Raygun tracks. They sounded alright to me I guess. I didn’t get mad at their covers because it was the singer of Naked Raygun up there afterall.

Black Beauties
The Black Beauties

Black Beauties
The Black Beauties

Black Beauties
The Black Beauties

Next up were the Black Beauties. They played some raunchy rock ‘n roll but after about three songs I grew rather bored of them and just wanted the Vibrators to play. This also coincided with about the time I started getting very tired so that might have had something to do with it.

The Vibrators
The Vibrators

The Vibrators
The Vibrators

The Vibrators
The Vibrators

Finally The Vibrators took the stage. They played about a 45 minute set consisting of many old songs and a couple of new ones. The biggest pop was for “Baby Baby”, but overall the crowd were way into their set. There was lots of dancing and singing along, much more so than the last two times I saw them play here. This was my third time in as many years seeing The Vibrators and just like those last two times, it was a really fun and enjoyable set, even while fatigue was really getting the best of me, proving once again they are a must see when they come to town!

The Vibrators
The Vibrators

The Vibrators
The Vibrators

The Vibrators
The Vibrators

Sadly the lights this evening sucked so I had to bust out the new external flash I got and give it a test run. A few more photos after the jump.

The Vibrators
The Vibrators

The Vibrators
The Vibrators

The Vibrators
The Vibrators

The Vibrators
The Vibrators

The Vibrators
The Vibrators