Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009:
250 State Street
New Haven CT
FREE - 10:00PM - 21+
It's one thing to start reading a list of influences that includes Chuck Berry, The Beatles, and the Buzzcocks all together, but how about when the list goes on to include Bon Jovi and Motley Crue? Why, it's enough to cause us hipsters to cry heresy. What would lead a band to believe that both Bon Jovi and The Beatles should be granted an equal share in their pantheon? Even worse, they go as far as that, and then forget all about Guns N' Roses. Sheesh!
Wait, wait, put those torches and pitchforks down. We don't have to worry one bit, because it just so happens that the band in question is good. They're called The Heiz (pronounced "haze") and they're from Tokyo. Look, since centuries of Eastern philosophy and culture culminated in the creation of Nintendo, then it's really no surprise that this Japanese band manages to revisit the last five decades of rock 'n' roll without being boring about it. This raises a question, though: Are we too quick to burn some bands at the stake because of the cooler-than-thou sticks up our own asses? Perhaps. The problem is that it's impossible to think of an answer right now because... well... good God, just look at those outfits.