So last nite I went to Boulder's Fox Theater for a free, all-ages show including my coworker's band, The Symptoms, as well as a band called Born In The Flood that had been recommended to me not long ago.
The Symptoms have a classic kind of punk sound, equal parts Ramones and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but with really great lyrics and songs with titles like "Beat Up By a Girl."
And I am so glad I stuck around- BITF creates a kind of musical landscape that pulls the best elements from early 90s grunge rock, OK Computer-era Radio Head and old-school U2. Very very good.
The crowd was kinda funny, lots of Bouldery hippie yuppie kids with indy band T-shirts and funky haircuts. I would guess that the youngest kids there were around 12 or 13. The Fox is laid out with a weird sort of pen for the kiddies, with chicken wire and plywood so they can't get booze from the over-21s on the other side of the wall. It's like a rabbit hutch of underagers. I thought it would be funny to bring someone who was not yet 21 and taunt them from the others side of the wall . . . Hey, there! How is it at the kiddie table? See you after the show . . . when I'm drunk!
But all in all, glad I went out on a school night to see these guys. Now I have to go back to doing my best impression of a girl who did NOT stay up until midnight last night listening to rock bands and drinking bottled PBR.