Friday night's show at Rubber Gloves featured one of the best local bills I've caught this year.
An album-release show for Teenage Cool Kids
' Foreign Lands
, the evening also featured Cleburne's Fungi Girls
and, more importantly, the phenomenal debut performance by Denton-based Brit-punk/hardcore act Video
Formed just three weeks ago, Video is fronted by Daniel Fried (of The Wax Museums, Bad Sports, Silver Shampoo and High Tension Wires), with Payton Green (of Wiccans and The Wax Museums) on guitar, Harpal Assi (of Wiccans and Silver Shampoo) on bass and Gregory Rutherford (Wiccans, Silver Shampoo and High Tension Wires) on drums.
Yet, for as much as Video is a band that sounds like the sum of its parts, the band managed to forge a new, distinct sound (more on that later) while delivering an explosive, high-energy performance. And the audience? Well, fists were pumping, heads were bangin' and people were shouting along. This was especially true, when Video closed with a furious cover of The Misfits' classic "Bullet," which, locally speaking, is one heck of an irreverent song.
The crowd loved it.
After the show, we asked guys Video for an mp3 to give our readers. Check out, and go ahead and download, the band's song "In Control" while you read more about Video and the show after the jump...
Bonus mp3: Video -- "In Control'