PHOTOS: Salad Boys dish up New Zealand indie rock at Brooklyn’s Palisades
What Joe Sampson (vocals, 12-string guitar), Ben Odering (bass) and Jim Nothing (drums) put on stage was impressive and highly enjoyable. It’s always especially interesting, for a guitar lover like me, to see someone play a 12-string and doing so throughout the whole set, not exchanging it with another guitar.
While the just released full-length album Metalmania (Trouble In Mind, 9/18/15) starts out rather slow and mellow with Here’s No Use, nothing was soft about Salad Boy’s performance that night. Joe Sampson’s intensity was palpable at times: strumming his guitar, singing, looking at the audience, searching for something? Ben Ordering focused on playing bass, and Jim Nothing explained where he got his Elvis Presley fan t-shirt from. The band clearly enjoyed playing Palisades, a Bushwick venue increasing its profile rapidly. They also certainly made new fans that night, with having put on such a fantastic show!
== All concert photos by glamglare.com – Elke Nominikat and Oliver Bouchard ==
Watch the video to Dream Date the maybe catchiest song on Metalmania: