Cloud Nothings rocked although there is a poppiness which is just too fucking irritating... like when my mind is saying Slayer and my hands are typing in "Cloud Nothings" into youtube. That song "I'm Not Part of Me" has been permanent ghost music in my head all week. Great 3 piece band - that's the way to do it - the rhythm section cannot hide!
Kyoto Protocol were way cool and exceeded expectations- will check them out some time in their hometown and one of my favorite regional cities, Kuala Lumpur. Send more bands down there/ they send more bands up! Keep the circulation of bands going
Despite the headliner, the only reason I was at Cosmic was to support the hometown heroes, Matthew Fischer and the Fishes. The midwestern import displayed their brand of classic rock music infused with modernity to an eager audience - hard work pays off and they have been paying their dues for a LONG time. See the video clip of Fishes covering "Waiting for the Man."
Thanks Popscene. Look forward to Cosmic reopening somewhere.
For REALLY really awesome photos of Cloud Nothings check out Josh Barker's Sound in Frame.