Burning Brides : New York Bowery Ballroom
...makes you feel like you've suddenly stood upright after hanging upside down...
Evoking the spirit of the Bard isn't their only trick, however. The trio rock with the might of many soldiers, thrashing and bashing through the adrenaline-junky likes of 'Plank of Fire' with a take-no-prisoners imperative. Sparky Stooges homage 'Glass Slipper' makes you feel like you've suddenly stood upright after hanging upside down, and 'Arctic Snow' proves that pristine pop songs can indeed be forged from the heaviest metal riffs.
Still not impressed? Halfway through 'Rainy Days', bass player Melanie Campbell leans over and pukes voluptuously next to an amp, then smiles and continues to play. "That's rock'n'roll," Dimitri shrugs, and he couldn't have said it better - iambic pentameter, or not.
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