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Thursday, March 02, 2006

This Bike is a Pipe Bomb, King Blues , Black Tax @ Macbeth
London, 16/02/2006

There are some small pubs in London that host punk rock shows without bouncers to "protect" you, overpriced tickets to rip you off and over-hyped rock stars to waste your precious time with their corporate version of musical “revolution”.

One of them is Macbeth near Old Street where this Thursday, This Bike is a Pipe Bomb, King Blues and Black Tax played live. A diverse mix of bands indeed with sounds ranging from in your face full speed ahead 625 influenced hardcore (Black Tax) to smooth and melodic acoustic ska (King Blues) and fast guitar driven Floridian folk punk (This Bike is a Pipe Bomb) that managed to generate an exceptionally friendly and warm party atmosphere.

From explosive blast beats to no beats at all and from insane shouting to a capella singing, the night was brimming over with fun.

King Blues were my band of the night. Absolutely arresting and catchy acoustic punk, smooth and sweet while at the same time politically aware and well performed. Their first release will be out soon on HouseholdName Records. Be sure to check it out.

This Bike is a Pipe Bomb come all the way from the US. One of the best bands on Plan It X Records, they seemed to have the time of their life here and I’m sure we did also entertained by their country-punk as well as by their sense of humour.

Support independent shows and share the honest intentions and excitement that’s inherent in them. There is nothing compared to that.

Here are some photos for your viewing pleasure. Feel free to reproduce as always without permission. I would appreciate it if you mentioned the source.


Useful links
Black Tax
King Blues
This Bike is a Pipe Bomb


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