FLOGGING MOLLY, THROW RAG, UNITE AGAINST SOCIETY
Hof Ter Lo, Borgerhout (Antwerpen, B)
Despites a quite expensive entrance fee, this night was one of the
best moments we had lately.
Opening local act UNITE AGAINST SOCIETY started an average way before
delivering quite good anthems of Street Punk / Oï, not unlike bands
such as DISCPLINE. All tunes weren't of the same quality but some of
them were really excellent, despites the lack of reaction of the crowd
and the fact the band didn't seem at ease on such a large stage.
California THROW RAG were a killer surprise! Imagine some powerful Rock
'n' Roll played by the SEX PISTOLS and you'll get an image of what they
sound like. Add two crazy singers, one of them playing that weird instrument
mostly used by Cajun musicians (with spoons I think!) and doing a real
show. Funny, entertaining and great Punk 'n' Roll.
I can't find strong words enough to describe the emotions we feel at
a FLOGGING MOLLY show. An emotion so strong you keep a smile on your
face while your eyes remain wet from beginning to end. That's the magic
of irish Folk music (yes, the fan of MACABRE and MALEVOLENT CREATION
I am can't resist to the celtic spirit…). And Folk music played
by skilled musicians, with a Punk touch and a real irish singer with
so much fun and love is totally irresistible. The show wasn't too short
and there were a couple of tunes (including a Tom Jones cover) to push
to audience to take part massively and nobody remained cold. The whole
place was moving like crazy, kind of very friendly pogo. Intense emotions
from beginning to end, kinda THE POGUES on speed, FLOGGING MOLLY are
THE band with an immense future! Godly!