Saturday, April 17, 2010

Photos: Zlam Dunk at Emo's [April 11]

Zlam Dunk! It's impossible to hate these guys, even if you're tempted to after seeing the toddler-sized basketball hoop on stage and hearing horsely shouted lyrics about the bubonic plague and Patrick Swayze. But once you get passed the hazy fog of dance-punk posturing, you realize these dudes are pretty talented musicians and songwriters. They're extremely performance-minded, but they don't lose sight of the music, even when it would be extremely tempting to exchange the intricate finger-tapping for windmilling powerchords. Zlam Dunk is always a fun time live, but not superficial or dismissible like other "party bands."

You can view more photos from this set on my Facebook page.

All photos by Ajay Miranda.

File Under: Zlam Dunk, Emo's