Photo of Power Cut Circus by Deshan. The lead singer is the horse.
Knee deep in deadlines and sugary coffee at work, but looking forward to Rockapoluza on Friday at Onyx. Last time I went to Onyx I was so repulsed that I left after 5 minutes, but it’s actually not a bad place for a show. I have a bunch of photos from the last Anil Balasuriya show. The dance floor is low and there’s lotsa viewing area all around. Plus, this Rock show should be pretty great. The bands I can name off the top of my head are Power Cut Circus, 10 Second Rule (the ashes of Brass Monkey), Daddy and Anil Balasuriya. I pretty much support Sri Lankan music default, but I think a lot of the rock has been derivative and dull. The Power Cuts are my personal favorites at the moment cause they’re political and the music is funk and stoney. I’ll focus on them this post and go over the rest of the line-up tomo when work is off my ass. Dropped by Dhinesh’s bedroom near Abduction Junction to get some video of them practicing. Aadhil also dropped by a CD of 10 Second Rule which I’ll release a few tracks from tomorrow.
This is perfunctory, but I can’t even access YouTube from work to see this post. Hopes it works. I don’t remember the two songs names. The more funky disco one is called something, but all I remember is something filthy about vegetables and microwaves. So I call that one Vegetable Dildo. The more stoney one is called Seismic something. One thing that’s sorely lacking in these captures is the basslines and clarity of lyrics, which are much better live.
The lyrics also have some funny political/social content which I covered here: http://www.indi.ca/2007/07/power-cut-circus/. Anyways, the show is tomorrow (the 3rd). I’m also told that Onyx is closing afterwards, which is another reason to celebrate.