Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Miami's Deaf Poets make underachievers of all other two-piece bands

Posted By on Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 5:00 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND
Deaf Poets, the Wildtones and Bubble Boys, 64 North, Sep. 18
click to enlarge Deaf Poets at 64 North - JEN CRAY
  • Jen Cray
  • Deaf Poets at 64 North
Blowing into town like a tropical storm in a bottle to kick off a tour of the Eastern U.S. and Canada, Miami duo Deaf Poets hit big despite being a small band. They stand tall in the proud two-piece band tradition but operate on the whopping maximum end of the spectrum.
click to enlarge Deaf Poets at 64 North - JEN CRAY
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  • Deaf Poets at 64 North
With a raw attack that packs big lust and intent, they crank hard like a garage-built Zeppelin. Even for a band twice their size, this would be some pretty huge rock & roll.
click to enlarge Bubble Boys at 64 North - JEN CRAY
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  • Bubble Boys at 64 North
click to enlarge Bubble Boys at 64 North - JEN CRAY
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  • Bubble Boys at 64 North
The two local openers – the Wildtones and Bubble Boys – made the night one of the best pound-for-pound bills seen so far at 64 North’s live music nights.
click to enlarge The Wildtones at 64 North - JEN CRAY
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  • The Wildtones at 64 North
The drum throne for the Wildtones has become a bit of a revolving door since original timekeeper Goldie La’May departed. Currently keeping it warm is young local polymath Simon Palombi, an illustrious figure more famous for being at the front of the band like in the always electrifying Woolly Bushmen or in the producer’s chair.
click to enlarge The Wildtones at 64 North - JEN CRAY
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  • The Wildtones at 64 North
With his rhythm work, though, he brings consistency, stability and snap to the Wildtones’ early rock & roll that they never quite had before but with enough understanding of their primal soul to not buff the personality out of it.
click to enlarge The Wildtones at 64 North - JEN CRAY
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  • The Wildtones at 64 North
click to enlarge The Wildtones at 64 North - JEN CRAY
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  • The Wildtones at 64 North

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