Rich Russo’s “Anything, Anything” hosted a show on August 26, 2010 at the Bowery Electric. The lineup included Wildlife and Max is King who opened for Steel Train. After being a concert addict since I was 15, many shows deem unmemorable but the show Steel Train put on last Thursday was the kind that warms your heart and soul. Never to be forgotten.
The weather was the perfect summers ending in New York weather, a great night to hear some live music. The streets of the lower east side were filled with people enjoying the moment. The Bowery Electric was pretty empty at our arrival but some of the members of Wildlife and Max is King were roaming around. It was a very small, intimate setting with dim lighting, candles and music in the background. The calm, serene setting was quickly ended the second Wildlife took charge.
The young band rocked the stage their punk sound and teen angst energy. The singer, had the moves of Mick Jagger with the edge of Joey Ramone, he really got the small crowd pumped. He danced all over the stage and at times made his way to floor of it, singing with lots of drama. The band members, each made their way into the crowd at one point to share the vibe with everyone there. When their time was up, and the music stopped, I realized how unbelievably loud Wildlife was. I am sure I speak for everyone when I say, my ears felt like they were going to bleed. The time between sets went fairly quick since the same equipment more or less was used for each band.
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