And that’s why O’Leaver’s has fake candles.
The small table lights were on the floor and spilling onto the booths within moments of Powerslop careening into their garage punk. Twenty-five or so people packed the floor in front the O’Leaver’s monitors and began thrashing in exaltation of the Omaha band’s album release. A further 25 or so watched intently from the outskirts of the stage. Powerslop’s new album is aptly called Funky God. Check it out here.
Featuring vocalist Tyler Cain in Bowie-esque eyeliner and an open-shouldered dress, the night had about as much pageantry as a band that plays unintelligible 90-second punk songs might want. And guitarist Brock Stephens relished in the long and alien pauses between songs, hamming it up with perfectly tone deaf jokes. And all the while, the tension built toward the next time the feedback seized up and Cain disappeared into the front of the mosh for another go-round.
See photos from the show below.