Posts Tagged ‘ Japandroids ’
There aren’t many bands out there that can cover the Gun Club and avoid sounding trite or phony. Japandroids – with immense energy – does it well. The band closed its most recent album, “Celebration Rock,” and a shit-hot 90-minute set with a cover of the totem, “For Love of Ivy” Sunday night at the Bluebird.
[insertReverbPhoto id="79933" photo="8"] Japandroids — neither robots nor Japanese. Discuss. Photo by Joe McCabe. From the first time I saw the name of the duo, I envisioned Japandroids as something closer to the hulking, giant mechanoids from late ‘70s Japanimation than a couple of garage-born auteurs from British Columbia. Now that I’ve seen them, I feel the image is accurate, at least in sound and fury, though the actual visage may not be. View a full photo gallery of this concert here.