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MUSIC: RIBS Sauces Up The Met

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


A post-punk/industrial sound that's shrieking and very dark: Boston's RIBS.

This past Tuesday at The Met, an awesome show was in store with Boston indie/industrial rock band RIBS headlining the night. Satellites Fall, Echoes Of Petra and Echo & Drake filled up a bill exuding originality and creativity that any live music fan could enjoy. A good time was guaranteed and a whole lot of fun was in store for everyone's ears on Main Street in Pawtucket.

Satellites Fall

Now I'll be honest, I've been questioning Satellites Fall's legitimacy ever since their disastrous set that was filled with all kinds of bad luck while opening for Electric Six outside of The Providence Social Club this past Summer. I've got to hand it to them though, they had one hell of a performance with their brand of indie-pop rock that was shaking the walls of the place. A sound that resonates similar styles of 90's alt-rock bands like Third Eye Blind and Vertical Horizon, "Sundial", "Servitude", "Paris In Flames", "Strange New Day" highlighted a very tight performance that had their beats tapping my eardrums. Satellites Fall have a bunch of free music available on their bandcamp page and they are currently working on a bunch of new material, I'm looking forward to hearing it and so should you.

Echoes Of Petra

Echoes Of Petra came up next for a performance that was emphatic, keeping up with the tradition of the night of making the walls of The Met nearly crumble. Their hard rock sound makes me think of a mix of Kate Bush, Evanescence and Killswitch Engage, my only criticism is that I had trouble deciphering the lyrics coming out of the lead singer's voice. Overall though it wasn't bad, "Headmost", "Slap Your Savior", "The Chase", "Hunter's Moon", "A Vacant Tide", "Lovely Serenity" and "Fault Lines" blasted through the speakers and definitely had a lot of power coming from the stage. I'm looking forward to seeing where Echoes Of Petra are playing next to see how they work at other venues, a band I'll definitely keep an eye on.

Echo & Drake

Echo & Drake had a very rhythmically mellow alt-rock sound that actually was very comparable to the first band who played, Satellites Fall. "Airport", "Finders Keepers", "Lights Out", "The Woods", "Morning Dove", a rendition of Radiohead's "High & Dry", "Reincarnation Song", "Sundrenched Elsewhere" and "Empire" had a groovy spaced out quality that made their performance very enjoyable. Echo & Drake currently have an album out titled Sundrenched Elsewhere that is a record I will get my hands on someday, so follow my lead.


RIBS from Boston finished off the night with their post-punk/industrial sound that was shrieking and extremely dark, if you like Joy Division, Nine Inch Nails and TV On The Radio along with a soulful tinge then these guys are your cup of tea. A performance featuring "Kiss", "Even", "Gateway Drug", a cover of Hole's "Celebrity Skin", "Brains", "Alarms" and "Destructo" rocked the stage and was simply magnificent. RIBS have an EP out called Russian Blood that's fantastic, some of the best music from Boston you'll ever hear. Another wonderful night of live music at the best music venue in Pawtucket, log on to themetri.com for more info on shows that will be gracing 


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