Last Night, Rocker Stalker Said…: Your 33 Black Angels, That Handsome Devil, Black Wing Halo, Black Taxi at Mercury Lounge 2/11/12

Posted: February 14, 2012 in Entries

Saturday night. Mercury Lounge. It got crazy. A sold out show featuring Your 33 Black Angels, That Handsome Devil, Black Wing Halo and  Black Taxi hit every desired characteristic of a great rock show.

A touch of psychedelia and feel-good jams by the eight members of Your 33 Black Angels kicked off the evening. Although my requests for a cover of the Allman Brothers went unfulfilled (They have two drummers. I thought they would take advantage! Maybe next time? Wink.), Y33BA were a fun warm-up.

Crowd-pleasing and quirky, That Handsome Devil  growled, squatted, and bounced across the stage, and kept listeners constantly moving and participating with frequent audience-check ins via cheer volume.

The perspiration began to peak as Black Wing Halo stole the stage. Primal screams, impassioned vocals, eerie electro-effects, and grungy riffs filled the venue. I’m a fan of black and white,and Black Wing Halo…enjoy “Above My Head!”

Headliners, Black Taxi, delievered yet again, another stellar set, opening with a mini-tribute to the late Whitney Houston. Changing gears, the quartet delved into their uplifting list of contagiously danceable  selections from Things of That Nature and We Don’t Know Any Better. There was not one still foot or dry brow in the room…have a looksie:

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