There are some two-piece bands that are good, but still cannot provide the depth, energy, and authenticity needed to be considered a real rock band with limited members. Bands like those only wish they could bring the noise like Deap Vally does. The L.A. bluesy-rock band was in town on Saturday opening for Peaches, with whom they’re currently on a mini North American tour with. The venue was packed by the time they took the stage and from the first note, it was a bloodbath of rock and roll debauchery.
Traditionally made up of Lindsey Troy on guitar and Julie Edwards on drums, tonight it would be Liz from the band Liphemra filling in on banging the skins for Julie, who was back in L.A. being very pregnant. While Julie was missed, Liz held her own tearing up a percussive shitstorm and living up to the musical level that the band is known for.
Rocking her messy blue hair, scandalous eyeliner design, and a skin tight tasseled dress designed with $100 bills, Lindsey was a true rock star with a no-fucks-given attitude and the talent to back it up. Seeing that the band was the opener, it was a shorter set than usual, but Lindsey’s piercing and powerful singing was on point as always as the two tore through tracks off the band’s only album Sistronix. Lindsey’s octave fuzz and big muff pedal drove the riffs of “Baby I Call Hell,” “Walk of Shame,” “Gonna Make My Own Money,” “Creeplife,” and a new single in “Grunge Bond”- the first single off their to-be-named/to-be-announced album.
Article: Tom Shackleford