The Blood Brothers, Mikaela’s Fiend – 2006-10-13

October 14th, 2006

It’s funny how The Blood Brothers keep getting older but still truck on making music. I guess the funny part about it is as they age and progress in musical maturity, their audience seems to remain trapped in a perpetual state of puberty. See, that’s what I love about Blood Brothers fans: I keep getting older, they stay the same age.

I guess that’s one of the pitfalls of making the style of music that they do; whiny, eccentric, spazztic rock that no sane 20-something would care to bounce around to at a concert. No, us mature folk like to stand at the bar and blithely sip our Manhattans. To tell the truth, I honestly don’t know why no one ever “grows up” with The Blood Brothers. Well, no one but me it seems.

The Blood Brothers played to a fairly packed house of teens at The Old Firehouse in Redmond last night. The crowd was obnoxious and annoying and everything that an all-ages show at The Firehouse should be: full of awkwardly dressed, half-formed, young adults. In all honesty, I go to Blood Brothers shows just to get a quick dose of what horrible fashion some teens are trying to pass off as acceptable. Seriously, next time I’m taking a camera.

Mikaela’s Fiend opened to an unenthused crowd. I don’t think the kids were too keen on being entertained by their peers so they didn’t respond much to Donnie’s between-song banter (which was compounded by the fact that it was hard to understand the winded drummer). The set was fast, unforgiving and vicious. This is why this band will go far. They just don’t quit.

The Blood Brothers took the stage at about 9:00. God bless all-ages shows for starting and ending so early. The band does what they always do and I love them for it. Jordan holds the side of his head like the microphone gives him a migraine. Johnny shakes his head violently in between vocal spews as if it gives him a sickness he has to forcibly remove. Mark destroys the drums in a way that convinces you he really wants them to break. Morgan gracefully handles his bass and keys quietly. Cody brings the jams. It’s The Blood Brothers. There isn’t anything to say that they haven’t said the dozens of times I’ve seen them in the past, but that doesn’t mean I’ll stop going to their shows and buying their albums.

Mikaela’s Fiend – 2006-10-13 The Old Firehouse – Redmond, WA
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The Blood Brothers – 2006-10-13 The Old Firehouse – Redmond, WA
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5 Responses to “The Blood Brothers, Mikaela’s Fiend – 2006-10-13”

  1. Billy Says:

    sweet! Mikaela’s Fiend is crazy good. are you going to the bellingham show next week?

  2. Brian Says:

    I’m going to try. Hopefully I’ll make it.

  3. stephanie Says:

    i don’t understand why people couldn’t at least give a nice round of applause for mikaela’s fiend. kids are so unappreciative these days.

  4. Brian Says:

    It was pretty unfortunate for them that the crowd was so dense. No one in the crowd even responded to Donnie in between songs. Too bad for the crowd, MF is going to blow up and shred faces for years to come.

  5. Simon Says:

    Awesome job recording this, is there a track listing?

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