November 3, 2009
JezebelMusic.com @ Market Hotel
October 31, 2009 | Mount Eerie w/ Liturgy, Malkuth, and No Kids
Warning: Readers beware. You are in for a scare.
In some ways, the Market Hotel is already scary; there is a fair amount of striking make-up, skeleton skinny kids wearing skeleton skinny jeans, some blood on particularly heavy nights, and werewolves (read: neckbeards). And I swear to god I saw a goblin there once…maybe a troll. No, wait, it was just Dan Deacon again.
So, when the Halloween bill was announced of Mount Eerie supported by black metal bands Liturgy and Malkuth, and opened up with No Kids, I was psyched. All those bands are, in there own way, fairly frightening. And the night delivered – I think everyone was pretty spooked. So, without further ado, fear mongers, let’s open the crypt, with a detailed breakdown as to why Halloween at the Market Hotel was the scariest Halloween that side of the BQE. This is not for the faint of heart, the pregnant, or those not entertained by extreme amounts of Halloween inspired alliteration.
How Was Their Set: Good. No Kids don’t come across as well live as they do on record. The Kids blasted through a bunch of songs off last year’s excellent Come Into My House. It sounded tight, but the Kids have an intimacy on record that they can’t get quite out there on stage – House was, in some ways, a very claustrophobic record. On top of that, No Kids’ sound is a little too twee for Fright Night.
Why Was It Scary: No Kids’ collective average age appears to be like 19. And what is scarier than realizing you are significantly older than the bands you are seeing? Eerie Existentialism.
Number of Goat Sacrifices: None.
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by Max Sebela