Jumping forward to the middle of last week, it was time for some serious outrock as Arizona's Destruction Unit blew through town alongside In The Red scrappers Ukiah Drag. This show was also the first outing of Soft Drugs, formed from the ashes of Weed Mom. They were up first with some appropriately soft sounds. They made me think a bit of Vini Reilly and Durutti Column, which upon reflection is not a terribly apt comparison, but something about their low-key approach struck me as similar. Here's former Mom Sacha and his crew.
Ukiah Drag was up next. The band features several members of Latishia's Skull Drawing (the group originally slated to perform), and make quite a racket.
Rhythm section action!
Destruction Unit really blew the roof off with their Funhouse-style rock. The band also features some Marshstepper folks, including guitarist Nick Nappa; at right is bassist Rusty Rousseau.
Rusty's brother Ryan sings a bit!
Percussive action with Andrew Flores!
Flowery action with Jes Aurelius (another Marshstepper man)!
Even more guitar!
More Nick and Rusty!
Mighty fine sounds all around.