Where do you go on a chilly Thursday night if you want to get just a little warmer? Right, the Masquerade. And it’s not just about the bands that play there, that’s a lot more about the crowd than anything else really.
Skin Jobs opened the night and set the tone. These guys are Atlanta local, so if you missed the chance to see them live this week, there is a good chance you can make it to the next show. Skin Jobs are all about punk – this was the right start of the night.
Speedy Ortiz came up on stage right after Skin Jobs. This is a band from Massachusetts. They describe themselves as the “band that plays shows and eats stuff”. There are two ladies in the band. One of them, Sadie Dupuis, the lead singer, brought a toy on stage and mounted it to the mic stand. This is another small thing that showcases the band’s character. Speedy Ortiz have quite a number of good melodies with thoughtful lyrics to them.
Later in the night, Speedy Ortiz passed the stage to Tera Melos, who happened to have a very loyal fan club represented by a hot-dog dressed guy who immediately created some space for himself and others in the center of the venue, danced breakdance, and overall went head over heels being stoked about the show.
Tera Melos are a three men band from North Carolina. These guys like to experiment with their music. They play a lot of experimental rock and ambient electronics, play with the song structures and extended open-ended bridges, creating unique rhythms. They work hard on their own brand of music and they sound very interesting. A lot of people in Atlanta value what Tera Melos do. This Thursday the venue was packed, everyone enjoyed the music and community.
All three bands make a great combo – the styles differ, but they do have some common ground, namely, experimentalism.
The guys are still on tour, don’t miss the chance to see them live in your city!