Kittie wsg/ Unloco, etc.
(Harpo's, Detroit, MI - 11/8/02)
On Friday November 8,2002 Harpo's was the place to be to see a bunch of
heavy metal bands. From the time the door's opened until after midnight, about seven awesome heavy metal bands rocked the crowd. About five local bands performed before the Austin band Unloco and the Canadian all-girl trio Kittie took the stage. Bands like Clockwise, Blood Lettering, Split 9, and Acacia all warmed up the crowd before 9.30pm rolled around and Unloco (Joey Duenas - vocals, Brian Arthur - guitars, Victor Escareno - bass, Peter Navarrete - drums) took to the stage. Performing songs from both their debut album Useless and their recent 2001 release Healing', not to mention songs like "Texas," "Feelings" and "Empty" from their soon-to-be released new album, Unloco performed solidly for just over 35 minutes. Overall, Unloco rocked the house with their performance tonight and I'm looking forward to hearing their new release - as well you should too !
The last band to perform was Kittie. For a lot of 'heavy metal' fans, Kittie is a known band who got their big break performing at 'Ozzfest' in 1999. Kittie, currently on their "Run Like Hell Tour" sure as hell don't take prisoners with their musical brand of one part glam rock and one part death metal. Kittie performed their 'classic' gems such as "Spit","Do You Think" and "Run Like Hell" from there CD's Paperdoll, Spit and Oracle. To be honest, when Morgan Landers sings it's very hard to grasp the words - unless you're a truly devoted fan - so I had a little trouble hearing and understanding a huge portion of the show. But that didn't in any way deter me from having a great time as Kittie sure put on a good show for there fans. Overall, all the band's that performed at Harpo's did an awesome job with both Unloco and Kittie deservedly the headliners on the night.
Reviewed By Amy Markowski for Exclusive Magazine