IN THE RED RECORDS 25TH ANNIVERSARY - DAY ONE
Day One of the In The Red Records 25th Anniversary kicked off with a "fuck the system" fueled set by Zig Zags who I had never had the chance to see up until last night. At times their timing is completely off, but even then you can't help but get into the angst of it all whilst head banging throughout. I wasn't sure which band to see next as I was mainly there for Ty Segall and The Gories so I headed upstairs to The Echo and was happy to see that CFM (Charles Moothart of Fuzz's band) were in the midst of playing some new songs. Charles has a very unique style of playing that is instantly recognizable and having seen him play with Fuzz and even CFM a few months back he is constantly getting better and better!
Finally, the moment we had all been waiting for was here. Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin were about to hit the stage joined by their friend Charles Moothart on drums. As soon as they started playing the crowd went absolutely insane - I was being tossed, thrown around, and crushed but I loved every second of it. The energy in the room was electric and Ty's presence was palpable. To my knowledge this is only the second time Mikal Cronin and Ty Segall have performed songs from their album Reverse Shark Attack together on stage and it felt very much like we were watching a secret set that only so many people knew about. The finale of the set saw Mikal playing trumpet whilst Ty and the rest of the band played Misirlou-style surf rock for 7 minutes straight! via Foxes