Sunday, May 19, 2013

Turbonegro @ Irving Plaza

Turbonegro; Dirty Fences
@ Irving Plaza
New York, NY - May 18, 2013

It was the first time for me at a chapter meeting of this strange Merchant Marines Union/Biker Club that appears to be fixed around a Norwegian punk band (fronted by a replacement chap from the UK who served as the fan club president over there...though you'd have thought this was the man at the top since Day 1) with a flair for the glam and the cabaret. I've heard the band's music over the years but it just never clicked at the right time because there was always too much else going on. Problem rectified after this show. Recalling AC/DC, Ramones, the Dictators, and everything else good and wholesome and wonderful, and playing in the glow of some neon thingy, this was, in the parlance of times gone by, "a show". This was a show.

Dirty Fences are a serviceable local act in the vein of all the bands listed above, with some arena rock thrown in.


At May 19, 2013 at 11:09:00 AM EDT, Blogger Matt said...

The glowy thing was a flourescent outline of the singer's hat.

PS. My captcha was "oyaology". Very appropriate.

At May 19, 2013 at 11:13:00 AM EDT, Blogger Elwood D. Pennypacker said...


And this piece has been updated to include the bio of the band so as I don't seem completely ignorant of the prior goings on.


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