I don't think it gets much better than that for a Texas Punk!
Blower put on a quality performance of their Kiss-esque style rock with hints of Punk style. Unfortunately someone's beaten me to the tag "Like the bastard child of Turbonegro, and Kiss", but I'm stealing it for now. They've got the make-up, and usually at least halfway offensive songs("God Damn, Nice A*s", "Hot Wheels, Cold Beer, Big Titties" etc.). They're a pretty unique experience. Plus, they play tight, they hold the stage. You're bound to find them entertaining one way or another.
Chelsea Hotel brought out all the stops for this show. They pulled out a nice assortment of their original brand of NY Punk such as; "Wasted", which was then tossed with some Pagans tunes like "Sh*t Called Love", and nicely garnished with a cover of The Dictators "Avenue A". They played as tight and hard as ever, stoked out the audience. Plus, being the promoters of this show, it tells you they know how to put on a good show on and off stage.
The Batusis sound exactly how you would dream of them sounding. Amazing, pioneering, early Punk without any regards to remaining confined by time periods, or cliches. Straight forward Punk with modern originality. They tore through an amazing set of variety. Songs like: "Big Cat Stomp"(a nice Batusis original), "I Wanna Be Loved"(of Johnny Thunders fame), Sonic Reducer(the anthemic Dead Boys song introduced as "a slow one that's nothing to get too excited over"), and Trash(New York Dolls). Did I mention we're only 4 songs in on their performance of epic proportions? They initially went for a bit of the shut and up play method, until they ripped through the aforementioned set. After which they gave the crowd an amazingly intimate show(as if having Sylvain and Cheetah's guitars 6 inches from your face wasn't already amazingly intimate). What was really nice to see was the fact you could see how much fun the band was having, and the fact they were willing to play around with the audience. They even had everyone sing Happy Birthday for a Cheetah and a girl in the crowd(which sounded like a train wreck running over cats), only to reveal Cheetah was born in February before launching to the next song.
Simply, it was an all around amazing show. Everything was spot on, from the playing, to the stage show, and even the attitude of the band. Plus they ended with a crazy cover/medley of the "Batman Theme", and The Beatles "Dizzy Miss Lizzy". What more could you ask for?
Oh, yeah maybe an amazing patience and willingness for pictures, autographs, and time with the many rabidly awaiting fans after the show. They've just got it all.
Also, A big thanks to Cheetah, and Sean for nicely modeling the shirts.