Pelican, Scissorfight, Harkonen, Sweet Cobra 8/19/03 Fireside Bowl

Pelican, Scissorfight, Harkonen, Sweet Cobra 8/19/03 Fireside Bowl

Sweet Cobra started and all I can say is HOLY SHIT. Put out a record – NOW! They were super heavy, totally fit in with the Hydrahead bands and dare I say were even better than some.

Harkonen were up next. I have two singles of theirs that I liked but never got around to picking up the album. I quickly remedied that after they played by buying it off them. They were tight and heavy and even did a cover of Scratch Acid’s “Cannibal” which I’m sure very few people in the audience had ever heard before. Nice choice guys, I appreciated it.

Scissorfight bored the shit out of me. Bad biker rock. No thanks. I didn’t even snap a single picture of them, I opted to go drown my sorrows in the bar instead.

Pelican were up next and were amazing. They are an instrumental band with long and heavy songs. Picture Don Caballero with a huge set of balls and a million times better. They even had a cool light show they brought themselves. I really dug ’em despite the fact that memories of seeing them a month prior with a special lady came flooding back and put me in a sad mood. This is another band I vow to try and never miss a show by (and hopefully they won’t always be a trigger for memories and I can desensitize myself). They have an EP out on Hydrahead and have a full-lenth coming out in October (hopefully on my birthday).

Now if someone can just help me figure out how to take better pictures in low light with this camera. I’ve read the damn manual twice but it didn’t help me a damn bit!


Sweet Cobra


Harkonen


Pelican


Sweet Cobra


Harkonen


Harkonen


Pelican


Pelican






2 comments

  • scissorfight are the best band ever.

    i’m well jealous of you for seeing this line up. why cant these bands come to the UK

  • sweet cobra fucking rules.
    check them out:
    Saturday – April 3, 2004
    Fireside Bowling Alley
    2648 W. Fullerton – Chicago, IL

    w/ Meatjack, Buried at Sea, INDIAN

    10pm show – don’t fuckin’ miss it!

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