It was fitting that it was a rainy Friday night, as The Umbrellas, opened up the show at Cobra Lounge to an already pretty packed room. The chill indie pop sounds of the band had the crowd dancing from the start. While a couple of members exclaimed their gratitude for being able to be on tour and perform live, they also really missed their cats and looked forward to getting home to them soon.
All female 3 piece punk/grunge band, Jigsaw Youth, performed next and brought the energy of a metal band. The hard hitting music, heavily inspired by NYC hardcore, was exactly what the crowd wanted as they started running around in a circle pit and they even pulled off a wall of death.
Destroy Boys, a punk rock band from Sacramento, California, closed out the night. They provided a safe space in the pit for the women in attendance, explaining to the crowd that their next song to be played was for them to enjoy. They were equally outspoken when it came to police brutality and the oppression of people of color, as some of the members are. A couple of the songs that stood out were "I Threw Glass at my Friend's Eyes and now I'm on Probation" and "Sweet Tooth," from their newest album to which they had members from The Umbrellas and Jigsaw Youth come out on stage and dance the night away. Destroy Boys is a very high energy band with equally energetic fans, eager to jump around and scream out the lyrics, to which they seem to relate with on a very personal level.
Review/Photo By: Heriberto Gallegos