The Goddamn Gallows, Destroy Everything 1/4 at Beat Kitchen

Friday night while battling a cold, I ventured out to the Beat Kitchen to see the return of The Goddamn Gallows who just so happened to be playing with Destroy Everything. I was looking forward to my first show since the start of the smoking ban and had it not been for that, I’d have stayed home because with a cold I’d have been even less able to breathe if there was smoking allowed.


Love and Squalor


Love and Squalor


Love and Squalor

Love and Squalor was the first band. I wasn’t really impressed by them to the degree that I went back out to the bar to talk to my friends and really don’t remember anything about them other than the fact that it felt like they played about an hour.


Destroy Everything


Destroy Everything


Destroy Everything


Destroy Everything

Destroy Everything were second and again they were a four-piece as Hanover Fist was still out sick. That is really some major league sickness he must have! They played a similar set to the one a week prior that was just as good. In between songs Cheddar Nines actually had some different stage banter other than “here’s one” and unsuccessfully tried to get the crowd to line up single file. Only three people lined up while the rest of them just chuckled and continued their drinking. At one point during the show, Senor Citizen switched guitars to a second one that was a total clone of the first one. It was pretty amusing to me because of all the guitars he owns, he brought two of the exact same to the show.


The Goddamn Gallows


The Goddamn Gallows


The Goddamn Gallows


The Goddamn Gallows

The Goddamn Gallows ended the evening and played to a small but enthusiastic crowd. Since they were last here they added a new member who plays a metal washboard gimmick with a cowbell that is strapped to himself and did some backing vocals too. The band were even more entertaining than the last time and played with a lot more intensity. They really have improved their already great live show and were an absolute joy to watch and listen to from start to finish. For the last song, Baby Genius moved his two floor toms to the front of the stage and played them standing up. This is a band that really comes across better live than in the studio and is a guaranteed good show. I look forward to their coming back again hopefully soon!


The Goddamn Gallows


The Goddamn Gallows


The Goddamn Gallows

Additional photos can be found starting this evening on MXV’s Flickr Stream