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“Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi”
One of the area’s latest venues, The Astro, wasn’t quite prepared to host its slated performer, so it was shifted to The Admiral. That in turn meant that Amyl and the Sniffers would also need another site. The Waiting Room was more than capable to handle the move as Dave Campbell and his crew proved on October 18th, why they are regarded as one of Omaha’s elite music locales.
Die Spitz hails from Austin, Texas, where they won a whopping three awards at the 41st Austin Music Awards, including “Best Punk”, “Best Music Residency”, and “Best New Act”. I will admit to not knowing the first thing about this band but after their set, I now want to know the first, the last and everything in between about them. Die Spitz members are Ava Schrobilgen, Chloe Andrews, Ellie Livingston, and Kate Halter and each one of them is as hard a rocker as you will find in any band. Listen, I’m not gonna say much about them, my words would fail to do them justice. Just watch this video and you’ll know everything about this band. First, last and in between – Die Spitz – Hair of Dog.
SLATER – MONKEY SONG – SHEENO – SCUDDER – GRIP –HAIR OF DOG – KILL MR. JONES – ANIMAL HOUSE – EVANGELINE – GROPING DOGS GUSHING BLOOD
I am not a stranger when it comes to Australian acts, especially those from Melbourne. Hunters & Collectors and Nick Cave and the Bad Seed top my Australian list. Adding to that list is Amyl and the Sniffers. Vocalist Amy Taylor, drummer Bryce Wilson, guitarist Declan Martens, and bassist Gus Romer make up this band of Roos and they are a lights out, punch you in the mouth ball of energy. Amy is a perfect example of Newtons first law of motion which states, “an object in motion stays in motion unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.” There were no unbalanced forces, so Amy, NEVER STOPPED MOVING!! As the band ripped through their set, the frenzy level from the crowd grew and grew. Songs like “Starfire 500” and “Pleasure Forever” burned their way into our ears, but it was “I Got You” that really got the crowd going. Everyone I could see was screaming out the chorus along with Amy creating a tidal wave of sound and energy. “Mutts” and “Kniefy” closed out the show and as the final chords were played we all came away knowing that production value, choreography and backing tracks are not necessary and that all it takes is a drum, a guitar, a bass and a voice to put on a powerful and memorable show.
CONTROL – FREAKS – GOT YOU – CAPITAL – SECURITY – STARFIRE – GIFY – PLEASURE – CHOICES – BALA – MAGGOT – LOSER – SNAKES – DON’T FENCE ME IN – SHAKE YA – GUIDED – HERTZ – MUTTS – KNIEFY
Amyl and The Sniffers