Green Dream

Green Dreams, a three piece from Rochester, NY, are all the stoner grunge and arm pit hair you could wish for. The band, led by vocalist Jesse Ames, released ‘Eye Contact” late March of this year via Cherish Records. Rich Man/ Poor Man 7″ is expected at the end of May.

Green Dreams played the new track, which more than justified the back pedaling to earlier, hard punk tracks from their previous two releases, Sweats and Body Magic.

YamantakaSonicTitan

When Yamantaka // Sonic Titan performs, the world around you ceases to spin around you. For the 45 minutes the five piece played, Ange Loft and Ruby Kato Attwoood transfixed the crowd with their harrowing vocals and august body language.

Through the use of cultural duality and the effervescent invocations of Yamantaka, the band weaves an intricate tapestry of dramatic art performance between UZU and YT//ST. There seemed to be no middle or end this past Friday night and when it did end, you craved the transcendence they allowed you to feel.

Perfect Pussy

The last time TSI ran into Perfect Pussy was at SXSW, opening up for Eagulls, Kelis, St. Vincent and Damon Albarn. This performance, by comparison, was much more intimate, as the Perfect Pussy, and all of the other acts Friday night at First Unitarian, were on the floor instead of the stage.

About two songs in, the crowd was screaming “louder” to the sound tech, pointing their fingers to the ceiling, to which Meredith Graves, singer, cheered on. Perfect Pussy tore through “Drivers” a favorite off their 2013 release, Say Yes to Love. Graves gave a rowdy performance for “Bells”, causing the sea of the crowd to spill over the loose monitor barrier.

Perfect Pussy, Yamantaka and Green Dreams will continue to play together until May 10th (shows vary).

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