Concert Reviews

Review: Melt Banana at Larimer Lounge, 10/8/11

MELT BANANA at the LARIMER LOUNGE | 10/8/11
Nothing can fully prepare you for the sounds coming off stage at a Melt Banana show unless you've seen the band before. Between the breakneck rhythms, Yasuko Onuki's demented and rapid-fire vocal delivery and Ichirou Agata's ability to meld noise with experimental guitar and poppy punk in the most powerful way possible, it's a recipe for making the kind of music that could incite a riot. And among a few people in the crowd last night, it seemed to just that.
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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.