Yes, there were two days to the festival. 7 bands on day 2!
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It has been over a week since the Big Neck Fest 2014 in Buffalo, NY and I think it is time to review. Before we dive into Day 1 I want to extend my thanks out to Malik Von Saint who set all of this up. Without him, Buffalo would have been without this festival for another few years. He organized the nights, took care of the door, governed the money, and got those bands rolling on time (no small feat). So again THANKS MALIK!
Let’s start with Day 1, Thursday June 12...
Day 2 Lineup
Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
I remember when John Spencer Blues Explosion seemed to lead the way into something I didn’t know existed: the blown out, garage-soul, joke blues. Up until that point the blues was very serious, sad business from Robert Johnson and to combine it with wrestling ring ostentatiousness, distorted grooves and James Brown soul felt completely new. Hollywood, out of Baltimore, MD feel like an extension of that moment when you realize you don’t have to be in a band that’s trying so hard to be cool or serious or political…if you like to get drunk and listen to loud music while being a jackass, then you should do that. Just be your god damn self, that’s what’s going to work in the end. Hollywood are a bunch of jokers, blasting scuzzy distortion all over the stage and if you stop for half a second to listen to their lyrics then they’ll have you pissing your pants.