Saturday, July 29, 2023

Redshift destroys at Surf X Surfwest IV/ Cat Rose photos

Cat Rose photo

Enjoyed a fun, perfect-weather day on July 22 at Darrell's Tavern at the Surf X Surfwest IV with the mighty Redshift bringing the power of a tsunami and the gnarly heft of a 20-foot breaker to Shoreline, WA. The ferocity of Articles of Faith was in full effect with Vic Bondi on guitar and vox, along with Mike Catts on bass and Adam Gross on drums. 

Bonus shots of The Woodhavens and Cosmic Wrays in the finale spot.

All Cat Rose photos


Cosmic Wrays

The Woodhavens

Sunday, July 16, 2023

A solid thrashing in Allston Rock City at O'Brien's Pub/ Gig review

Academy Order, above and below. (All Cat Rose photos)

By Andy 

When on vacation, you must rock.

And so Cat and I partook in the crucial activity at the venerable O'Brien's Pub in Allston Rock City, MA, on July 12 alongside the vigorous foursome of bands and performers: Academy Order, Riverbed, Bar Chord Betty and Pleasure Coffin.

Situated at the tip of Harvard Ave., the O'Brien's crew welcomed us inside its hallowed walls for a night of caustic sounds that traversed the punk, death and post rock, hardcore and electronic/noise terrains. A perfect concoction of tuneage for our ravenous ears.

As a bonus, I reconvened with my pal Chip Jones from Honor Role and his family and chatted away in between the raging songs. The last time I saw Chip was in 1988, so it was cool and meaningful to reconnect with an old friend. Honor Role used to stay at our home in Redondo Beach, CA, when they played in the LA area, and we had many stellar times together there and when I first witnessed them in Raleigh and Chapel Hill, NC.

Here's Cat Rose's photos from the evening:

Academy Order


Bar Chord Betty

Pleasure Coffin

** Check 'em out when you're in town. **