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The Koffin Kats-The Show

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What better way to end a 3-day weekend than with a show, and what a show. “Snatchee Records” along with “Wally’s House Of Booze”, brought to us, all the way from the motor city, current kings of psychobilly, “The Koffin Kats” and joining them, also from Detroit was the return of “Against The Grain”.

Opening the show were local favorites “Not All There” and “Panic Bomb”.   The show started at precisely 9:00 PM (a first I believe……good job) with “Not All There”….   ….but they were short a guitar player,  something about not being able to find a sitter (all rock stars are only human). They carried on as a three piece but had a little help from their friends as Nate, viola player for “Jipsea Party”, joined in on a song as did “Panic Bomb’s” keyboardist Cowboy Dan did on another tune as seen in the following video.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6i5fRUDlCM    

“Panic Bomb” was next….       …and did most of their 30 minute set as a four piece except for the following “Pity Party” which is usually just Tiff, as the other guys take a potty break (or something), but here “Cowboy Dan” plays a little back up harp along with her.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mi1FQ8FgQak    

Third up was hard rockin’ “Against The Grain”….       ….who did a 45 minute set. They’ve headlined here before but this time around they were in support mode. The four piece utilizes a 6 string bassist who doesn’t use a pick……awesome.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GmYfur8Q88    

Fourthly, “The Koffin Kats” from Detroit.       The three piece, founded in 2003 with 7 albums to their credit, consists of Vic Victor on excellent lead vocals, upright bass and occasional guitar, Eric “E Ball” Walls on drums and “new guy” Johnny Kay on guitar, vocals and occasional upright bass. Johnny replaces the retired Ian and did an outstanding job. He’s a good fit to the band.  

They played many a song during their 90 minute set starting with “How It Starts / Nostrovia”…   h

ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWeDQo549yA    

….and doing some of their old classic’s such as “Chaos”….  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iO_nW5eQN7o    

….and some stuff off of the new album such as “Giving Blood” which during the song Vic does some great “avoid the mic in the mouth” moves….  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XEbLuV0bUg    

….added an interesting cover from Hall And Oats, “Maneater”….  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLjznAqDxYQ    

….did my favorite song “The Way Of The Road”….  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWhHL81tbbE    

….and ended the evening with a three song encore including “Darker Place”

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_MW5jADAgs    

“The Koffin Kats” continue their tour heading north to Canada for a couple of shows then down the west coast before starting on their 2 month European tour on June 23 in Finland.  

The triple header at Wally’s over the weekend was great, but “The Koffin Kats” show was outstanding! Awesome way to end a three day weekend. The crowd was in a good partyin’ mood, the band truly enjoyed themselves and at a $5 cover all I can ask is, if you weren’t there….why not?  

Many thanks to “Snatchee Records”, “Wally’s House Of Booze” and “Ando” for bringing such high quality bands into our little town and thanks to “Brittni” for delivering my drinks so I wouldn’t lose my videoing spot (she’s the best).  

Wally’s, where the magic happens…..go to a show, you know you want to.  

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