Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Whatever Brains / Alex G / Silent Lunch - Kosher Hut, Raleigh (10/3/14)
Well, Raleigh proved me right... in about 2 months no less. The Kosher Hut is a little house venue on the edges of NC State, and if their second show was any indication, they may already be outgrowing their rather impressive quarters. Hint: don't book Pitchfork buzz bands too often.
The show was set to be Raleigh's Whatever Brains and Durham's Silent Lunch... an older band I've only seen once and have been dying to see again, and a newer band I'd only seen at their first show and wanted to see how they're coming along. Already two great local bands, and then Alex G got added (sometimes referred to as SANDY Alex G to avoid confusion with this Alex G).
The room is a great one... spacious and colorful, probably someone's "man cave" in another time, now co-opted for more creative uses. It's decorated with wonderful, visually colorful, emotionally dark paintings. There's tons of space for bands and audience. Here's a couple of shots before the crowd filled in (and boy, did they fill in).
Facebook page soon for more Whatever Brains photos from this show. I took way too many of them to post here. To me, with the light show and fog and darkness, they look like... I don't know... ghosts. Filled with lightning.
"Ghosts filled with lightning." Now I think THAT's a pretty good description of what Whatever Brains sounds like.