Sunnyvale hosted a packed house on Friday night celebrating The Parrots’ NYC debut and the release of Stuyedeyed’s new EP Funeral. It was raw, it was gritty, and I got kicked in the nose by a crowd surfer; couldn’t ask for a better night!!
The night started off with the very young but talented trio Comatides, made up of Eden Quintero, Rickey Gonzalez, and Carlos Cabrera from Queens. They had a strong following of fans present, moshing along to their shredding garage jams. They have already played a bunch of shows this year and I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of them this year.
Next up was the illustrious Stuyedeyed who have much to celebrate. Their EP has been a long time in the making but well worth the wait. I highly recommend taking a full listen through Funeral (it is currently the soundtrack for my subway commutes). Nelson, Andrea, Humberto, and Luis were on the next level; it has been so exciting watching their progression over the last year. Each show gets tighter and even wilder than before – you’re always in for a surprise. For their very last tune they all left the stage and entered the crowd, stirring up a final ruckus right in the middle of Sunnyvale. They’re on a tour all month and hitting SXSW; catch them while you can!
The Parrots closed out the night with an explosive debut. They had tons of fans in the crowd, and, after their performance I’m pretty sure they converted everyone else. Diego, Larry and Alex made their way from Madrid bringing with them a collection of high-energy garage rock tunes. Have a listen to their EP Weed For The Parrots to get a feel for it. The whole room was in a fury by the end of the set and Diego got closer to the crowd by crowd-surfing off into room, finishing off with everyone singing along around him. They will also be playing two shows at SXSW before heading back to Europe. Keep an eye out for their next American tour – you won’t want to miss it!
Article: Liz Maney