Last night at Slim’s was yet another in the current series of Excellent Punk Rock Shows. This time around there were 4 bands (in playing order): Vision, Strike Anywhere, Tsunami Bomb, and The Bouncing Souls. Vision kicked off the show. This was my first time to see them and while they rocked I felt their set was too short for me to really get into them much. Next Strike Anywhere took the stage. They were loud, full of energy, and on target through the entire set. They mostly played songs off of Change Is A Sound with one from earlier demos and a couple off of the new album, Exit English. I really kind of wish they had gone on after Tsunami Bomb. While TB was good and ever so poppy and hooky in that TB way, I just wasn’t into them. I could have used a shorter set from them and a longer one from Strike Anywhere.
The Bouncing Souls were amazing. I had never seen them either and let me tell you, they put on an energetic show for sure. They played a good mix of songs from their albums with a good focus on the current stuff. I will see them again for sure. Too bad I was so tired by the end of it all.