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The Bouncing Souls
The Bouncing Souls are one of the oldest punk rock bands, having survived over 20 years together as a band.
The Bouncing Souls is less of a Punk band from the days of yore, they are an institution. Greg Attonito has always and have been a charming lead singer. Pete Steinkopf with thrashing guitar riffs. Bryan Kienlen keeping the bass rhythm smooth. Michael McDermott on drums keeping the tempo in check. These New Jersey punk rockers are as tight as ever.
Playing on the stage is some tube T.V.s playing random images accompanying the songs. Those random images include old 80's films like The Breakfast Club, John Cusack films, to one of my all time favorite films BMX Bandits.
Playing songs is a mix from their legacy. Old favorites mixed with new material. You can tell that the audience reacts more favorably to the old mainstays. Encores include "Private Radio," "No Regrets," and "Gone." Also during the encore the backdrop changes which was a surprise to me.
The Bouncing Souls have been around long enough that they know what the audience wants. I have been a fan of the Bouncing Souls from the late 90's, and I was expecting not to know any of the songs. That made me a TRUE BELIEVER.
Opening was the Smoking Popes, Merzingers, and Luther. Great solid punk bands with 3 cord progression that makes me wish for the early days of punk. It's great that the Bouncing Souls takes on tour with them some up and coming bands. Just to show them the ropes and hopefully learn from them from their 24 plus years of touring and releasing albums. Punk's not dead; the future is in the hands of this next generation.
Bouncing Souls at First Avenue, Minneapolis (07/28/12)