If you don’t know me, let me lay something out for you. I love mullets. I started growing mine as a joke to mess with my best friend who had asked me to be the maid of honor in her wedding. I honestly had all intentions of cutting it before the wedding actually happened but that was late last year and my mullet is still growing strong. I just feel like it became a part of me and, as mentioned, I just freaking love mullets. That’s one of the many reasons I found myself at The 7th Street Entry on Tuesday night. The opening band was MüLLET and it honestly just felt like fate.
After a quick introduction from Jerry (the manager of the headlining act who I couldn’t tell if he was a real manager or a bit of a funny bit) which felt a bit strange but was full of laughs, MüLLET leapt into a set that had me completely captivated and in love throughout. Where this band hails from is still unknown to me. Jerry had mentioned that the band was Brooklyn, NY but I thought that was a joke. When they started to play their music, I was getting a very SoCal vibe from their music. When I watched them, I recognized some two of the members from other local acts. Were they a New York band, a SoCal band, a local band? Who cares!
I was getting PUP vibes at times and Fidlar feelings throughout their set which is right up my alley. The members of this band are not strangers to the stage. Featuring Mark from Night Moves, Jared from Tiny Deaths, and then Bobby (who I don’t think I recognized but I could be wrong), this trio powered through their set with a sense of quirky professionalism. Although overall their set felt super laid back (hence the Cali vibes I was getting), there was something super perfect about it. With an honorary member of the band that came in the form of a tambourine, I really fell deep in love with this band and truly can not wait to catch them again sooner rather than later.
Following MüLLET was full catholic. This is one of those bands that has been on my list to see for some time but just have never seemed to have the chance. I was instantly hooked on this band’s unique sound. It was completely unlike what we had just gotten from MüLLET yet it fit with the night. Every song was so full of heart and passion that that seemed to be a bit more deafening than the music. There was almost a folksy tone to some of the songs that they played through but other tracks had a more psychedelic rock feeling. Really, it was all over the place and their set was quite the ride but I was with them until the bitter end.
It was vocalist Danielle Michaele who had my attention during the majority of full catholic’s set. Her way of singing was electric to say the least. To some it may have been weird but I loved the way she sang with her whole body creating different sounds and patterns within words that just didn’t seem to make sense to me. I want to stress that the whole band was absolutely amazing but I just found myself with my eyes glued to Danielle as if to try and figure out just how she was doing what she was doing. I will probably never know how this band pulls off their unique sound that somehow felt so familiar while being completely new but that’s what made their set magical to me.
I was super confused as the stage was turned over to make room for headliners Lazy Scorsese. The band had set up a couple of keyboards as if they were ready to be played but then put a cardboard cut-out of someone behind those keys as if it were a bit of an altar. Clearly, I knew nothing about this band when I walked into the Entry on Tuesday night but after a quick dive on their socials and a quick word from Jerry the manager, I found out that their keyboardist, Tyler, had moved to Amsterdam putting this band on a hiatus since last year. Honestly, this was all news to me. With a name like Lazy Scorsese, I had obviously always been intrigued but this was my first time witnessing this local band’s magic. My confusion grew at Jerry rambled on about some prayer we were all supposed to say to get Tyler to come back and then, upon his exit, Tyler (or who I think was Tyler) appeared, moved the cut-out and the show started. Okay, obviously I was super confused and it took me a couple of minutes to actually let myself get lost in their music but, once I did, it was game over.
Like the other two bands of the night, Lazy Scorsese’s music had a completely new vibe for the night. Their songs were dance-pop anthems with infectious beats and so many moving parts that it was hard to not get lost in it all. Although at face value, their music was dancey, there were elements woven throughout their set including funk, folk, and psychedelic tones which kept their set from ever feeling generic or anything like that. Jerry the manager and the whole cardboard cut-out may have been bits created by this band but their music was anything but a bit. It was seriously so well executed and sounded flawless it made me wonder why this band would ever call it quits. Throughout their set, all I could think was, “Dang. If this band hit the road, they would absolutely be a thing in no time and truly put this local scene on the map a bit more than it already is!”
I don’t know if Tuesday night was my one and only chance of catching Lazy Scorsese live but I truly hope not. I missed the boat on this band and I will never forgive myself for that. All I can do is be thankful I had the chance to catch a show from them at all.
Venue: 7th Street Entry
Smell-O-Meter: Nothing Notable
Average Age of the Crowd: 23
Crowd Surfers- None Spotted
Stage Divers- None
Mosh-ability- 3 out of 10
Sausage-Fest Meter- 7 out of 10
Amount of Beer Spilled On Me While Walking Around- $0
Broken Bones- None
Spotted Flying Through The Air- Nothing
Fights- None Witnessed
Randomly Shirtless Men – 0
Passed Out Kids- 0
Idiots Taken Out By Security – None Spotted
How Irritated I Was With The Audience – 0 out of 10
How Many Times I’ve Seen These Bands Before (or at least how many times I can remember)-
MüLLET – 0
full catholic – 0
Lazy Scorsese – 3
Celebrity Sightings – None
Overall Score- 7 out of 10
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