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Gig review: Audie's Olympic, 6/14/2012
We've played Audie's Olympic more than a few times and I'll says this about the shows there: They are consistant. You know what you're going to get.
A.) Good sound quality both on from the stage. B.) A couple of drink tickets. C.) A decent, energetic crowd no matter the night. As a local performer, what more could you ask for?
The Giddy Ups: If the Ramones are gen. 1 of this particular brand of punk rock, the Giddy Ups (and any number of its side-project affiliates) falls somewhere around generation three. It isn't a straight carbon-copy, and in fact, it occurrs to me the Ramones comparison is probably too obvious and easy and doesn't give the band enough credit. They do remind me a lot of the Lillingtons, a band I love.
Our set: I felt loose and energized. We maybe sorta flubbed one song part way through, but kept to it and I'm sure no one really noticed. Made a couple of fans out of the Dirty Filthy Mug guys, who were way complimentary the whole night.
Dirty Filthy Mugs: These guys were total movement the whole set, jumping, kicking and gyrating around. They were having more fun than anyone in the place and that makes for a winning show in my book. The 'Mugs do straight ahead no-shit punk rock. It's working-man, bar-fight music. Loud and fast and fun as all get out. It's maybe not the first choice on my home stereo, but it's perfect for a Thursday night at the bar.