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Obits' last small show?

May 19, 2008
Obits are playing Union Pool on Saturday, May 30th, and I can only suspect that there wont be too many more chances to see this explosive band in such an intimate setting. You should jump on this!

It's post post-Hot Snakes mania these days! Fresh on the heels of John Reis' (guitar genius of Hot Snakes) new band, The Night Marchers, comes Rick Froberg and co. (singer/guitar genius of Hot Snakes) back into the furious fray. Obits is Froberg's "new" band, but they're not really new considering they've been practicing in secret since Hot Snakes' 2005 demise.

Obits just played their first ever show at The Cake Shop in NYC in January of 2008. They were the openers and packed out the venue like no other opener could. It was a hot and steamy mess as the fans clamored for more of Froberg's (and his three cohorts, including one from Edsel!) famously tight punk anthems of rhythm. The show is already somewhat legendary and you can find a bootleg recording of it with just a little help from Google.

So what does Obits sound like? Kind of like Hot Snakes meets Drive Like Jehu meets Pitchfork meets some classic rock and blues. Phew! Youre going to like these guys. And go see them before their selling out a bigger place like Bowery.

Obits play Union Pool, on Friday, May 30th.


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