Monday, March 3, 2008
Roky Erickson & The Explosives - The Ribeye Bros. SOLD OUT!
I was lucky enough to see Roky Erickson & The Explosives at the sold out show in Hoboken's Maxwell's last night with the added bonus of one of my all time NJ bands the Ribeye Bothers.
First time seeing the Ribeyes with new drummer and new git player and although the band seemed to to think it was "sucky" i thought they "rocked"...
They seemed a bit heavier and a bit more fast paced than previous live encounters and the band seemed none to pleased by that. I happened to have enjoyed it. It was like a juiced up punk rock ribeye's....
I know that part of their schtick is the whole self deprecating humor but it starts to take its toll after a while. Look, you guys are good, really, really fucking good... Enjoy it for a hot second will ya? Tim & Jon are geniuses... Big Tim is one of the best lyrics writter's ever. Yep, ever!
That being said it was the 2nd time seeing Roky in the last year and even though their was some slight technical problems over all the band was tight and Roky seemed a bit more animated than the last time i saw him in Brooklyn his first time around. They played all the "hits" with one excpetion, i didn't hear "I have always been here before". But It was a great night except for the goon behind me complaining about 2 dollars soda's while Rocky was playing 2 headed dog and saying how he was going to "punch somebody's face in" - i feel lucky to have seen this legend again. Thank you Jennifer....
Roky should really need no introduction but if your reading this and don't know who The Ribeye Brothers are please click that linky and check them out. They are a great NJ band worthy of opening up for Roky!