So my good friend Bubba and i ventured out to buffalo tuesday night to catch Torche and Harvey Milk at the Tralf. Despite the downpour, my grinding brakes, my Garmin directing us to the wrong Main street (and running out of juice only moments after) we made it on time and it was sooooooo worth the trouble. These guys are definitely one of the most energetic bands i have seen in a while. Once in a great while you catch one of those bands where you can tell every single member loves what they do and looks like they're having a blast doing it. Got to talk with Jonathan, their bass player for a while too. He plays in a grindcore band i really dig called Shitstorm, and i managed to scoop up the last tee they had with them. Bubba got one of the many airborne drumsticks and had Rich (Torche drummer) sign it, which totally made his night. Also got a the Healer/Across The Shields 12"+ dvd set and a Torche tee, but who cares? Harvey Milk was decent. I'm a big fan of the sludge/doom/swamp-metal stuff, but they were just a hair too slow for my liking and the vocals kinda turned me off. They did play "Motown" though, which is one of their only songs i really like. So here's some pics from the show of both bands, and a video of Torche's first couple songs. enjoy!
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