I’ve seen my fair share of gigs since I started In the Night, but the truth is, I’ve seen more gigs than I’ve reviewed, because there are bands that may sound okay online but don’t cut it live for whatever reason. Call it lack of that musical spark required to ignite a live performance. Playing live, is where is at. You don’t cut it live, then you might as well give up.
In the case of The Gaggers, they’ve taken that creative spark and charged it with the kind of explosive energy that should wear a warning, but enough of the fiery analogies, you get the point.
Their Purple Turtle gig on the 24 of August was the best gig I’ve been to in a long time, with the band playing an energetic, frenzied set. Each song had its own type of angsty-in-your-face energy. Not a band for the faint-hearted, but that’s what’s good about them! If you’re a bookish type that likes quiet nights, you’d not be listening to punk or even reading this review anyway.
Worthy of their headlining status, this is how a proper punk band should sound live. Their electrifying set made up for the long wait before they came on at 1AM. This band is a force of nature. Go see them!
The Purple Turtle is a great gig venue, so no criticisms there, but if you’re a smoker, like I am, I wish they’d let you go out to smoke with your drinks, as other places do.
If you’re a Gaggers’ fan, you may already know they are currently working on their second album. Their first, The Gaggers – Rip You Apart LP (in proper vinyl, as it ought to be) can be purchased at Dead Beat Records, it’s been quite a best seller, so good luck getting a copy.
Check out their band’s Facebook page here or click on any of the photos, to be also taken to their page.
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