It's ironic that there seems to be a lot of shows coming around as summer is winding down. While the summer heat is heading
towards more unbearable (with the dog days at the end of the month being unique in its hellishness), people are preparing
to wrap up their vacations or go back to school or work. Having a few days of things to do in St. Louis, I decided to head
over to Vintage Vinyl for the in store show for a band I'd heard of but was curious about.
I arrived at Vintage Vinyl just as The Red Alert was ready to start playing. This Tulsa based band evolved out of the
sibling White Stripes tribute act and took it from there. Now a trio, they tore through a collection of mostly distorted
power pop/rock songs fueled by simple hooks, intensely distorted guitar and a sound with footing in pop, rock and some blues.
While mostly personal leaning, their songs seemed to have the hooks that stay in yer head like caramel sticks to braces.
With songs that are melodic, edgy and have a bit of bite this is an example of what power pop should be (why Power Pop Pat
hasn't played 'em is a mystery). Never heard of this band before this in store but now I need to save up and get some of
After they wrapped things up, I stuck around Vintage for a while before getting something to eat. I had to meet a friend
or two over at Cicero’s for a show later that night and was wondering if they’d show up. Eventually they
did and everything went on to other things in this hot summer night.
|THE RED ALERT LIVE