Sometimes kids say the stupidest things! Wait, let me explain what I mean by that. I saw The Drums play Sasquatch last year, and they were great. The crowd was full of dumb-ass kids with stupid “Indian headdresses” on, but that wasn’t The Drums’ fault. So as I am walking out at the end of their set, I hear some kid remark to his friend, “They remind me of The Smiths, but better.” Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa! Pump the brakes youngster; please don’t say another word before I shove your American Apparel tank top down your skinny little throat! Kids say the stupidest things. And the worst thing was, due to this IDIOTIC remark by some kid that was born after The Smiths BROKE UP, I took it out on The Drums. Honcho the Grouch didn’t listen to their first self-titled album or the recent follow up Portamento. It was wrong to do so. Honcho the Grouch can see the error of his ways and repent his past sins. The Drums albums are good listening!
The first LP The Drums was released back in 2010, but you would swear that it’s actually from 1985. Likewise the leader singer, Jonathon Pierce, looks the body double of Billy Zabka, Johnny of The Karate Kid fame. And with Pierce’s Molly Ringwald dance moves, the Johnny Marr-esqe guitars and the stripped down production, you might think that The Drums were an ‘80s band. Luckily for us, they are young, vibrant and with us now.
The Drums are headlining at Neumos Wednesday May 9, with Craft Spells and Part Time opening. It is an all ages show, so be prepared to hear some stupid things coming out of some little “S-bags” mouth. But getting to see The Drums that close up…should be worth it.
I’m Honcho the Grouch, and I approve this concert.
The Drums w/ Craft Spells, Part Time
May 9th, Neumos
Doors 7pm :: Show 8pm
tix: $13, ALL AGES