Wednesday, June 25, 2008

we saw: Snake and Jet's Amazing Bullit Band

"I'm Listening To Your Favorite Records"
Saturday afternoon is a great time to check out live music, especially when its free. As excited as I was about the free After The Jump Fest, I was really juiced at the notion of catching Danish synth boogie outfit Snake and Jet's Amazing Bullit Band for the first time. I've written about Snake and Jet before, and we even gave away some amazing picture vinyls, but I'd yet to see them live. Why? Because I don't think they'd ever come to the States before. Yes, Saturday afternoon at Music Hall was S&J's NYC debut and frankly, they killed it. Which says alot considering the room at MHWW was so vacant after the programmed drums, metal duo left the crowd, well....OK, there was no crowd. But, right after S&J hit the stage with their schizo Green Onions-esque raveups, the crowd arrived (Did I mention it was 3:30?) Well lubricated the increasingly full audience did their damndest to keep up with the rhythm overload. Not easy. Utilizing a host of samplers, drum machines and other kooky electronics, Snake and Jet managed to pull off the epic over-the-top sound that makes up X-Ray Spirit. Snake and Jet will be around NYC, sorta kinda, until July 2nd, although they don't seem to be playing at all except that night at the Mercury Lounge. Fans of Junior Senior, Booker T and the MG's and The Stooges should check them out. And yeah, their press photo is supremely badass.

Snake and Jet "Favourite"

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