Front Row: Astro Fang

Front Row: Astro Fang

Astro Fang

Live at South Park Tavern, 5/6/2011

Astro Fang

“Holy hipster hell, Batman!” I thought to myself when entering South Park Tavern on this particular Friday night. The place was bombarded with 20-somethings in skinny jeans, ironic facial hair and tattoos galore – I felt a little out of place (and old) to be honest. (And on a different note – when the hell is SPT going to start serving booze? This old man would much rather drink whiskey than wine.) When I arrived, local rockstars Astro Fang were tuning up for their headlining set. There was an unusually large crowd of people standing in front of Astro Fang, which made it incredibly hard to see the band given that South Park Tavern doesn’t actually have a stage. But Astro Fang rocked hard enough that even though I wasn’t able to see them perform, it didn’t detract much from my enjoyment of their set. Depending on the song, Astro Fang can play slinky, danceable, new-wave influenced indie rock sort of stuff, but they can also bring the noise with some bite and some punk rock attitude.  The band sounded really together with noticeable tightness and their sing-along choruses were mighty catchy. These are among the many reasons Astro Fang is popular, and the hype is definitely justified.

– Gary Spencer

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

The Docket: 10/06

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee Ain’t nobody got time for this An officer on patrol spotted a […]

Fall for all

The ’Burg is back with Fall Fest 2015 By Zach Rogers Photo: The Miamisburg Fall Festival takes place Oct. 10 […]

The Docket 09/29

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Amanda Dee ‘Not in fact a crack whore’ At about 5:20 p.m. an officer […]

The Docket 09/22

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Amanda Dee You can’t handle the ‘truth’ The victim reached police on a grand […]

The Docket: 09/15

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee A magician never reveals his secret When taking out money from his […]

The Docket 09/08

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Love thy neighbor After his neighbor threatened him with a knife, a 42-year-old man decided […]