Although the band was simple in their approach, the crowd reacted with fervor and excitement. But Barrett, Sneed and Choteau are rather shy on stage: they hid behind their moppy locks and barely faced the crowd during the seemingly efficient performance. And before we knew it, they had quickly run through the set-list— casually walking off the stage to enthusiastic whoops and cheers, and mingling with the crowd at the bar afterward. Bass Drum of Death’s down to earth attitude, along with their musical style that gives a faithful nod to the likes of Nirvana and The Pixies, are traits that make them cherished among garage/grunge rock bands of our generation. With a little more confidence, which comes with time (and they've got a long U.S. tour ahead of them), they should become a lot more engaging in live performances. But regardless, their music killed it, and we look forward to next time.
Photo Credit: Julie Weil