Friday, July 21, 2006

Monsters Are Waiting @ Pianos, 20 July 06

from extrawack! guest reviewer Unkle Munki:

Monsters Are Waiting played the second of two shows last night at Pianos in NYC, opening with the hypnotic "Firefly" and playing seven more selections from their recently released debut cd Fascination.

Singer Annalee Fery captivates immediately with siren vocals that could surely lure hipsters to their deaths; and combined with the solid riffs and hooks of Jonathan Siebels (guitar/bass) and Andrew Clark (bass/guitar), and the solid drumming of Eric Gardner, you have a band that sounds like it is definitely going nowhere but up.

Pianos was packed for this show and the crowd quickly swelled in number and enthusiasm during the opening sets by The Bon Savants and The Shorebirds. MAW took the stage around midnight and by that time there was very little room to move. I don't know how Wednesday's show was but I imagine from the response and reaction on Thursday it was just as packed.

The 40 minute set included all of my favorites that I have been listening to recently: Ha Ha, Fascination, Don't Go, Nobody and a full tilt version of Christine that closed the show. Honestly there wasn't a bad song in the set. This is a band that I would expect to hear a lot more about soon and I am looking forward to that time when I can talk about how I was lucky enough to see them up close and early on at Pianos.

Set List:

Ha Ha
Don't Go
Last Goodbye

Monsters Are Waiting have been selling out shows out in LA and are now out on their first headlining tour in support of their cd...tour dates below:

July 22nd Great Scott Boston, MA
July 25th Safari Sam’s Los Angeles, CA (Check Yo’ Ponytail)
July 27th The Rock It Room San Francisco, CA (SOMAs Music Issue Party)
July 29th Kilby Court Salt Lake City, UT
July 20th HI-DIVE Denver, CO
August 1st Fez Ballroom Portland, OR
August 2nd Chop Suey Seattle, WA
August 4th Satellite Reno, NV
August 6th Last Day Saloon Santa Rosa, CA
August 7th Club Fred Fresno, CA (Popsmear)
August 9th Modified Phoenix, AZ
August 12th Chain Reaction Anaheim, CA
August 26th Sunset Junction Los Angeles, CA

Monsters Are Waiting - "Christine" mp3 buy

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