A Trip to the Past Presenting the Future with The B-Sides
Thursday May 29, After Dark (Ippokratous & Didotou 31)
The B Sides came on the Athens scene right before Christmas 2006. The B Sides cherish authenticity in their efforts to recreate the sounds of the obscure and unpolished '60s bands they admire and emulate. Equal parts moody and up tempo US style 66 punk and various psychedelic reference points, the jangle fuzz of guitarist John and Apo's (The Odd Mods) farfisa dominated rave-ups make for a band out of time, yet rough and ready for any calendar year. They play pure 60s-style garage. Their novelty act is to have a female voice in a men's scene. Talk about authenticity! Maria sounds as though she’s been melting down the boys' Standells, Syndicate of Sound, Jujus and Sonics singles and taking them intravenously. Lefteris (Yesterday’s Thoughts), another veteran of the scene, a remarkable bass virtuoso and Panaramone (The Psykicks) the youngster drummer with the driving sound are the energy core of the band. These 60's garage zombies have just escaped from rock and roll’ cemetery into the forests and could return within the next few months to a club near you.