Obits rock it hard. - Oh My Rockness

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Obits rock it hard.

May 14, 2009
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It's post post-Hot Snakes mania these days! Fresh on the heels of John Reis' (guitar genius of Hot Snakes) latest band, The Night Marchers, comes Rick Froberg and co. (singer/guitar genius of Hot Snakes) back into the furious fray. Obits is Froberg's "new" band, but they're not really new considering they've been practicing in secret since Hot Snakes' 2005 demise.

Obits played their first ever show at The Cake Shop in NYC in January of 2008. They were the openers and packed out the venue like no other opener could. It was a hot and steamy mess as the fans clamored for more of Froberg's (and his three cohorts, including one from Edsel!) famously tight punk anthems of rhythm. The show is already somewhat legendary and you can find a bootleg recording of it with just a little help from Google.

And just a year-and-a-half later, they've got a sizable following and an insanely solid full-length record out on Sub Pop. So what does Obits sound like? Kind of like Hot Snakes meets Drive Like Jehu meets Pitchfork meets some classic rock and blues. Phew! Get to this show.

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Obits play Spaceland, on Friday, May 22nd.

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