They may not be aiming, high, but The Boom Bang are sure realistic.
Singer James Smith announced to The Buffalo Lounge earlier this evening that
the garage-housed four-piece were “probably the worst band to play here all
night.” He was kinda right, but that didn’t make their set any
Smith mumbled his way through their usual schtick: noisy, propulsive rock
styled after The Ramones’ sonic blitz and Andrew W.K.’s intentionally stupid
revelry. It was a tie-loosening; a rowdy break in between two much headier
bands — The Defining Times and The Non — that brokered the evening’s bill of
rock acts nicely.
The show ended with a brief episode involving the sound guy, who chased a fan
off the stage when the latter yelled “Fuck you!” into a microphone, shortly
after McKenzie and drummer Brian Whetstone traded places for a final, scuzzy
jam. If ever there was a better end to a Boom Bang show, I wasn’t there for it.