Relentless and chaotic, The Bronx at The Cooly Hotel last night reaffirmed they are, hands down, one of the best bands to see live.
Along for the wild ride were Private Function, dirty garage Cosmic Psychos-esque punk; and High Tension, exceptional musicians fronted by an unexpectedly brutal singer. While the Melbourne bands did a stellar job as support, there was no question who the punters were there for.
The madness began with ‘The Unholy Hand’ and never let up as The Bronx tore through their back catalogue. Crowd favourites ‘Heart Attack American’, ‘Knifeman’, and ‘Shitty Future’ had the room heaving. The ultimate showman, singer Matt, revelled in whipping up a small riot in amongst the punters for ‘Six Days a Week’. Despite the non-stop mayhem through the set, punters weren’t going anywhere when The Bronx left the stage. They were rewarded with an encore and epic set closing ‘History’s Stranglers’. The sweaty, grinning mess left both on stage and in the crowd, a testament to the power unleashed.
Simply put, The Bronx are slick, professional showmen dishing out raw passion and energy. If you missed out in Coolangatta last night get down to The Northern in Byron on Sunday 21 October. Seriously, make it happen.
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