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The New Lou Reeds/Herzog/Madame & the Moist Toilettes (Live @ Happy Dog, Cleveland 10/23/10)

Last night, a big crowd packed into the famed Cleveland hot dog establishment for local heroes The New Lou Reeds’ record release show and first show in three years.  For certain reasons, I found myself back in Cleveland for the weekend and decided is was not acceptable for me to miss this show.  I headed over a little bit early to grab a loaded dog before the bands started.  First up was Madame & the Moist Toilettes, a bluesy garage duo with a set full of simple riff-rock anthems that I found quite enjoyable.  Quickly after the end of the Toilettes, my personal favorites Herzog took the stage for the third time ever.  Since the first time I saw them at the Grog Shop, which was also their first time ever playing live, Nick Tolar and his crew have gained a full, big, and confident sound.  They were, without a doubt, arena-ready, like they should opening for Weezer for a few dates.  Their set was scattered with tracks from their debut, Search, and a few new ones.  The highlight was the seamless transition from the alt-rock climax of “Town to Town” immediately into the huge ending of “Static Shock.”  It was especially nice seeing a few faces in the bigger-than-usual crowd singing along to the beginning of “Living Alone,” or the “ooh ooh ooh”s of “Static Shock.”  Herzog finished, but people were demanding more with “one more song” chants, to which Nick answered with, “The New Lou Reeds are playing for the first time in three fucking years!”  After more people crowded into the Dog, The New Lou Reeds anxiously took the stage with little rust on their backs.  They ran threw songs from their new album Hit Songs, as their sleazy blues-rock seemingly answered the prayers of a big group of people, some of which probably saw them three years ago.  Check out videos of Herzog’s “Living Alone,” and The New Lou Reeds’ “Headed For A Felony” after the jump, along with some rockin’ photos.

P.S. I apologize in advance for the low amount of light in the videos and that my camera ran out of battery at the end of “Felony.”

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Like Bells – Palma || The New Lou Reeds – Hit Songs

Genre: Post-Rock, Instrumental
Year: 2010
Location: Cleveland OH
Label: Exit Stencil Recordings
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MP3: || “Follow The Birds” ||

MP3: || “Spinning” ||

Genre: Blues Rock
Year: 2010
Location: Cleveland OH
Label: Exit Stencil Recordings
MySpace

MP3: || “Headed For A Felony” ||

MP3: || “(I’m Clearly) Rockin’ Too Hard For You” ||

Cleveland label Exit Stencil Recordings is set to release two great albums at the end of the summer walking into fall, with Like Bells’ Palma and the New Lou Reeds Hit Songs.  Instrumental trio Like Bells follow up their incredible self-titled from last year with a similar sound, but with the inviting surprise of vocals throughout the album.  The songs are as cohesive and strong as ever, but still in their gentle form, check out the above tracks for proof. The New Lou Reeds return from their 2006 album Top Billin’ with a bunch of boozy blues-rock tunes that would make fellow Clevelanders The Hot Rails proud. Check out the first two tracks from the upcoming album, “Headed For A Felony” and “(I’m Clearly) Rockin’ Too Hard For You.”  Both of these were pressed on random recycled color vinyl, and let me tell you, they look really really cool.  There’s some of the pretties below.  Palma is up for preorder ($15 w/ shipping) on the Exit Stencil store right now, and Hit Songs should be added soon!


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