Local H and Blue Snaggletooth delivered all that is great about live rock music to a packed house at the iconic concert venue, The Blind Pig.
The temperature levels climbed as more and more people crammed into the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor for a fix of rock the way it was meant to be enjoyed; loud and live. First up was Ann Arbor’s own, Blue Snaggletooth who launched into a set thick with the rock anthems from their latest release, Beyond Thule.
People continued to pack close to the stage as they jammed “Sleeping Mountain,” “Gawkers,” and “The Serpent and the King,” among other hard-hitting tunes. “Transmutation” cranked with fury and got the crowd bouncing and slamming to the beat. The spacey extended solo in “Ahamkara” transfixed the audience and cried out with triumphant glory at the altar of rock. The audience wouldn’t let the band leave without one more and they broke out a cover of UFO’s “Prince Kajuku.” New Blue Snaggletooth fans were born on this night.
Local H is celebrating 25 years of grinding out punk masked in the cologne of rock. They rocked with terrible certainty and showed no signs of slowing down. The crowd jostled and thrashed to a catalog of tunes, which covered material from their debut album, Ham Fisted, up to the Team EP. Scott Lucas (guitar/vocals) and Ryan Harding (drums) beat the fans hard and often with “Bag of Hammers,” “Hands On The Bible,” “All Right (Oh Yeah),” and “The One With “Kid”.” Many of those in attendance were just pups when “High-Fiving MF” was released, yet they joined Scott as he sang out “You stupid steroid fuck!” The show glowed with the brilliant radiation of sweat soaked rock that makes love in all the boisterous beauty that is rock and roll.