I’m back with a show review! On Sunday, April 24th I stopped by General Public Collective, GPC, to see Nature Boys w/ Ward No. 6, Dirtbike & Children of the Cul-De-Sac. It was a sleepy Sunday night in Indianapolis. What better way to kick off the week than a free show?
The shows line up changed, as all shows are subject to. Ward No. 6 had to cancel and Children of the Cul-De-Sac moved from opening act to closing act.
Process my Office was the opening act. The set-up took quite a while, and I wasn’t sure if it was performance art or a musical act. Once everything was in place, I was in for a very surprising treat. The music reminded me of a fuzzy hazy side scrolling video game. Lots of high note and chirps. Included were visuals on small tv. The scenes included Jimmy Neutron, Thundercats, and Spyro the Dragon game play on a green screen behind the Mike. There was even a political bit with Bill and Hillary Clinton masks. Very dope visuals.
Dirtbike was second. Everyone in the crowd (all six of us) were offered marshmallows. See what you miss when you don’t come out to Sunday shows? Very punk rock influenced. Songs are short, loud and have driving drums. You know, punk stuff. Dirtbike is rad.
Nature Boys of Kansas City, was up third. The crowd swelled, to a solid 16 people. Sunday shows, right? Very punk rock. The drums were very dope. Again, very powerful and driving the entire sound. Vocals were really distorted, and I couldn’t really understand them, but its punk right?
Wrapping up the night was Indianapolis based, Children of the Cul-De-Sac. These guys are quickly becoming one of my favorite local bands. I first saw them at the Velvet Onion in Bloomington, back in the fall and was totally blown away. They went on close to midnight and the crowd had shrunk back down to six of us. Self described as “Shoegaze Hip- Hop”. They’re super dope. They put on a fantastic set and closed out the night very nicely.
Thanks for checking out my this show review. Comment below and let me know who you’ve seen and who I should check out next!