Gig #17 of 2014: White Murder and Reptiles
This past Thursday, March 6th I went to see Wreck of the Zephyr, Reptiles and White Murder at the Lexington in downtown LA.
I hadn’t heard or been to The Lexington prior to that evening. It is located on the block next to The Smell and 5 Star Bar in Downtown. The entrance is in the rear. The interior layout reminds me of The Smell if it was smaller and served alcohol.
I arrived late and only caught the last song or two by Wreck of the Zephyr. The tunes I caught were enough to impress me and put them on my radar so I can catch a full performance. They were pretty tight, blasted through a good tempo and generally awesome.
Reptiles were second. If you read the previous post then you’ll know that I had seen them the previous evening when I went to see Exorcisms and Way to Go Genius at Ham & Eggs Tavern. Reptiles set was largely the same but they have a great command of their music. I was a bit more familiar this second time around from having listened to their album “Ciao-A-Bunga!” on bandcamp. They’re hitting up Mexico on their way to SXSW.I would recommend seeing them if you have the chance to. Check em out!
White Murder closed the evening. As many times as I have seen WHITE MURDER they still deliver every time. Their intense performances always feel like a fresh kick in the face. It’s a jolt out of the straight laced day-to-day grind that forces you into the bass through dual-front women Hannah and Mary and through the onslaught of groove and power that the gents are throwing down behind the ladies. The Lexington is a pretty good-sized place to see a band like White Murder in all their visceral glory.
All in all, it was another great night in LA.