Nov 28 2009 show review
03/06/2008 00:51:07 / Stoned
posted Nov 28 2009 by: "SouthSide on the Town"
Hey, blogspot readers, time to work off those extra holiday pounds with
Voice Of Addiction! Forget health guru Richard Simmons ...this local
band will definitely get you in shape sweatin' to their punk rock
sound. Recently they had The Mutiny crowd jumpin' and jivin' to the
music as well as screaming for more. SouthSide does not remember the
last time when she danced so hard after seeing one set.
VOA was loud and fast. They had the type of punk music which got the
blood going from beginning to end. Lots of wild guitar riffs and angst
to blast your ears away. There were times when this reviewer thought
the riffs and percussion rhythms were off beat. Yet, she quickly
learned that the mesh of confusion was what this band wanted
...sometimes. It drove them to perform wildly all over the stage and in
the audience ...strumming faster and furiously. Thus it did start
pockets of moshing and fan dancing near the front of the stage. Whew -
it's exhausting while trying to keep up with VOA.
One interesting note Southside noticed about this band was their sound
wasn't purely straight punk rock. She heard a wide variety of
combinations such as reggae/ska to metal and classic guitar rock. There
was also a bit of garage/grunge in their songs which kept the music
energizingly fresh. Heads everywhere were banging to the fast rhythms.
SouthSide suggests listening to their Empty Bottle - an excellent song
to forget about your problems. She enjoyed the downtempo taken during
the chorus while the lyrics were sung hurriedly as if someone was
anxious or frustrated. Fans during the performance were encouraged to
drink since most songs were labeled as VOA's drinking songs. Yet, this
reviewer got the feeling that all the songs were drinking songs.
Besides the rockin' music, this band also provided some comedic relief
and funnies between songs. While performing, VOA had their wild moments
on stage that kept everyone busy at dancing or joining in the antics
with them. Watch out for that final song, blogspot readers! Everyone,
including the band, went out of control during System Control ..but
it's all good to have a mini riot to blow off some of that mall
shopping steam. This was what they're all about - letting loose and
having a good time. SouthSide highly recommends checking out Voice Of
Addiction at their next performance.