Live at Jackson's Pit, January
I'd not been to Jackson's Pit before, so when I noticed that The
Kirkz were playing support to One Man Stand last Thursday, I jumped
at the chance of doing a review. The night started off on a bad note
for me, as I got lost in the town centre...it's a hard to find place
anyway, but add a one-way system and a driver that doesn't know
where the fuck he's going....and you can imagine!
Anyway, once found, I met the promoter, Dean, outside and we had a
chat about what his plans are for the night and if he had any more
planned....which he does, watch out for more reviews in the future
issues of Punk Globe.
The place is a small basement venue, but has a good, warm vibe to
it, brick walls and a small performance space with a couple of
chilled out rooms to the rear, and a bar, of course!
First band on were 'Most Likely to Fail' who were sound-checking
when I arrived. They played a neat set and really set the tone for
the evening. I quite liked their no-nonsense approach and the songs
weren't too fast paced. However, a lousy sound engineering job
didn't do them any justice whatsoever, and despite his attempts to
rectify, it was too late.
Enter, The Kirkz! Hailing from Macclesfield [ yep, where the Macc
Lad's come from ] they took to the stage and blitzed the building
for thirty minutes of sheer punk rock power! Singer Max is a real
showman and his 'this guy doesn't give a fuck' attitude is something
else! The guys in the band all look like they love doing this, they
rock it out like there's no fucking tomorrow!!!
The small crowd were rocking to their sounds, which are inspired by
the likes of Rancid - Op Ivy - Antiflag - Dropkicks to name a few.
The banter in between the songs was also funny, as Max has a natural
ability to take the piss out of everything and everybody around, all
in good nature though...I found them to be more than interesting and
it won't be very long before they start doing bigger and better
Their set list was like a Ramones show on speed, if you can imagine
that? It ran like this....
Massive Fun With a Tommy Gun
State Of Emergency
Ace Of Spades
Over The Top.
I was gonna review One Man Stand, as they are heading off to do a
short tour of Japan, but had to leave earlier than I expected, so
I'll catch them later!
I'd definately check them out if you're a fan of fast, abrasive punk
Check out next month's Punk Invasion review