Are you the type of person who gets to a live show early so you can secure your spot up close and get a good look at the opening band or are you the person who gets to the show late because you are only interested in the headlining band? I am an opening band type of guy.
I have learned about many new bands because I got to the show early. I know that is the idea, but I am amazed at the number of people who show up just before the headliner takes the stage. Some people (idiots) even show up after the headliner has already started.
I just can’t get behind that type of thinking.
Bandits is a band from Boulder, CO and I saw them open up for Black Pistol Fire. I imagine them as a group of time traveling musicians because their style is a mix of a few different eras. They are part 80s synth pop, part 60s/70s psychedelic rock, and part 90s jam band.
Wheels is psychedelic. Distorted guitars coupled with distorted and ethereal vocals give it a very pleasant acid trip feel. But, this song rocks harder than the 60s/70s rock that it mirrors. It is heavy. And it sounds fantastic.