Last weekend, just after the 4th of July, I headed out to MURICA fest at the Echo and Echoplex with fellow KSPC summer staffer Eric. Not only were we happy to leave the basement dungeon that is KSPC headquarters and head west into LA, we were also excited to see Ty Segall and Charlie Moonheart reunited. If you donâ€™t know what Iâ€™m talking about, then this should explain everything:
Their new band Fuzz rocks. Like a lot.
(Sidenote: a couple of weeks ago we tried to go see them at the Smell but it was sold out. I was sad. But then we got Donut Man so it was all good.)
The Echoplex was pretty empty when we entered but slowly started to fill up as the band set up on stage. Once the started playing, everyone was transfixed. Ty and Charlie and Chad (the fill-in bassist) played song after song of hard, loud, fuzzed out rock. And thatâ€™s just the tip of the iceberg â€“ this band, which has only been together for a little while, had a tight 40 minute set put together and the solos were completely face melting â€“ I canâ€™t remember being so amazed/transfixed/in awe by the soloing skills of a rocker since I saw Marissa of the Screaming Females rip out the hearts and souls of everyone watching with her ability to effing rock.
Bottom line, Fuzz is great. It was a good time had by all.