“So it’s what, only two songs in and somebody at stage left throws something at Party Photographers singer Elizabeth Rogers. She takes no guff – tosses it right back, doesn’t let it distract her from delivering on her band’s fuzzed-out pop bliss tones. Except, as we’ll see, there’s more to them than this…but dude is relentless. He continues antagonizing, and she hits a breaking point. From the center of the crowd, we watch Rogers dumping the remains of a Natty Boh on the provocateur, and he relents. And it’s back to the music. Right the fuck on.
Party Photogs get drawn into Jesus and Mary Raveonettes parallels for their speedy rhythms and reverb’d take on proto-rock n roll. And sure, the influence is undeniable. So what? It sounds phenomenal bouncing off the cement walls of Kensington DIY space The Ox. And it made the moments where they slowed it down into a tense simmer all the more striking, breathtaking. Rogers and her three bandmates… can slam you into a fierce dancing frenzy with their fastest songs. But their introverted moments have such a grip, you won’t make a peep, lest you get in a fight with the band. And you don’t want that.”
Enjoy an archived version of Monday’s in-studio performance!
As part of the “closing ceremonies” for the 2008 WPRB Membership Drive, we decided to host our own half-assed version of the late, great television game show $25,000 Pyramid, dubbed the $103.30 Pyramid for obvious reasons. (I should point out that no one actually won money, and it was a [cheap] ploy for donations. -m.)
Random Acts of Music’sIan Auzenne hosted, with Cody (Development Director) and Sam (PNP Department) playing against Maria T (Her Jazz/Pop Recon) and Julia Factorial (x Clean Yr Room x).
If there’s something one shouldn’t do during a game show, we managed to do it within the span of 20 minutes. Give the wrong contestant the answers? Yup, did that. Play the wrong sound effect? Oh yeah. Use Neil Diamond as game show inspiration? Sadly, yes. Gain a contestant at the last minute? Bingo.
Despite the blunders, the participants had a blast, and we hope you either enjoyed it or were very, very confused by what was happening. Does this have a future on WPRB? Let us know in the comments!