Review: Head Set + others at Mercury Lounge
End of the World- don’t know anything about them, but thought they were pretty good. Definitely likeable.
Levy – Good; they are definitely listenable also. I don’t hear Cold Play, though, like everyone else seems to think. Isn’t Cold Play English?
The Head Set – the motherfucking gods of rock. Ok, maybe that’s a bit of a stretch. And I must disclaim that I’m inexplicably addicted to their “album”. Still, they were pretty awesome Friday night. They sounded fantastic, and with any luck you WILL be hearing more of these guys. My only wish is that during “Last Call Doll” –the song that takes you back to 1985, hop in a DeLorean, and then travel back to 1955 to dance with girls in poodle skirts- well, my only wish is that the backing vocals would be heard better. You can bearly hear the guitarist sing “Don’t, don’t”. And that’s really what makes me swoon.
The Head Set will be playing as the Police at Pianos on Halloween, and will the playing the classic “Reggatta de Blanc.” I don’t believe I’m a big Police fan, but that could be pretty cool.
Aberdeen City- this band packed the room and got everyone pretty excited. They were excellent, but I eventually got bored. I bounced halfway through their set. I know that sounds like they must’ve been bad… but they weren’t at all. I was just tired of being at the Merc for so long.