Friday, October 26
UPDATE: This show has been cancelled.
BUFFALO we are super bummed, but both @anamanaguchi and our vans broke down, we can’t make it to the show tonight! We are beyond bummed
— fang island (@fangisland) October 26, 2012
When Fang Island strap their guitars over their shoulders, flip their amps on, and begin to rock out, it’s as if they’ve eaten one of Mario’s magical mushrooms; their sound grows and grows until they are giants towering on stage blasting out massive fireball riffs and smashing drums like goombas. They are a lot of fun, extremely happy, and very loud. Usually loud, heavy music takes on a dark feel, but Fang Island are bright and colorful on stage when they play songs like their latest single “Sisterly,” with its power-pop vocals, arena rock guitars, and booming drums. “Sisterly” comes off of Fang Island’s latest album Major, released earlier this year and presumably named after the happy, bright guitar chords played throughout the record. The three piece will perform live at the Tralf this Friday (Oct 26) with New York City “chip punk” band Anamanaguchi. That’s a tough name to chant while waiting for this Gameboy rock band to come back out for an encore. Anamanaguchi, started making music with a hacked Nintendo Entertainment System and went on to create frantic, video game music with synthesizers and various other hacked Nintendo systems like Gameboys, although the band says they are inspired by non chiptune bands like Weezer and the Beach Boys. Prepare for plenty of heavy riffing and nerd-itry when these bands hit the Tralf this weekend with support from Buffalo’s Fourwalls. —cory perla
7pm The Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St. (852-2860 / tralfmusichall.com) $12 advance, $14 day of show
Below: Fang Island “Sisterly”