So we dragged ourselves through to Live again, in the pissing rain… Why? to catch Asleep in Transit, Black Math, Catlike Thieves and The Plastics of course.
Not much to say on arrival, was quite a slow start to say the least, but it is Durban after all, a bit of water from the heavens and everyone stays at home.
3rd on the lineup was Black Math, well I had never heard them before, and don’t think I’ll be in a hurry to watch them again, they seemed to have a good general sound, but clearly they hadn’t learnt what lyrics are yet, maybe they’ll get around to putting some words to their melodies, which may make the noise a little more appealing.
The Plastics started in late 2007 when the Righini brothers decided to expand their old punk band HOAX, and reform it with a fresh take on music. Having been constricted for too long by boundaries and bursting with new ideas that wouldn’t fit into any mould, they set about creating The Plastics. Soon after they started this endeavour, classically trained guitarist Karl Rohloff joined the band on bass and Arjuna Kohlstock on lead guitar to create the retro blend of bluesy indie, disco-punk sound that is known as The Plastics today.
Unfortunately I didn’t get to stay for more than 2 of their songs, They only hit the stage at a little before midnight. What I heard was good, and the crowd seemed to be saving themselves for when this band to entertain them.
Apart from that its still the best Live Music venue in Durban so PLEASE do everyone a favour and head over to http://www.livethevenue.co.za/index.php/promotions and sign the petition, we can’t afford to lose such a rad place.