MOTÖRHEAD + GRAVEYARD + UNLOCKING THE TRUTH @ CLUB NOKIA
Photos and words by Scott Sheff
Localchella is in full force as many bands grace our city with full sets if you aren’t catching them out in the desert. One of the hottest shows making a stop at Club Nokia were legends of metal Motörhead.
Despite recent health scares, Ian “Lemmy Kilmister is back on the road and still stirring up a frenzy after nearly 40 years of thrashing ears around the world. With throngs of arms raised in the air and “horns” proudly displayed throughout the show, fans up front kept the security guards busy.
Things only got crazier for the encore when the band brought out another legend to join them on stage for the final two numbers. Sitting in with the band for “Ace of Spades” and “Overkill” was Slash, shredding away with Lemmy and guitarist Philip “Wizzö” Campbell.
Swedish rock trio Graveyard, who appeared to have a contingent of fans in attendance based on the number of people singing along to their songs, kept the energy high with an intense set of music filled with ‘70s influences ranging from hard, psychedelic and blues rock. The band has played a number of shows in the LA area over the years, so here’s hoping that they return soon.
It’s not often 7th graders get to go to a concert much less be part of a national tour. But for three kids out of Brooklyn, that’s their reality. From the streets of New York to sharing the big stage with Motörhead (not to mention a coveted spot at Coachella), Unlocking the Truth delivers a serious dose of metal with the moxy of musicians twice their ages. But the appeal of the band is not just the novelty of young kids up on stage rockin’ out, but the reality that these three possess some real talent well beyond their years. It’s scary and exciting to think what’s in store for these young gents in the years to come. Spin it.
I Know How to Die
Over the Top
The Chase is Better Than the Catch
Lost Woman Blues
Just ‘Cos You’ve Got the Power
Going to Brazil
Killed by Death
Ace of Spades (with Slash)
Overkill (with Slash)