February 14, 2006 Ė Neumos Ė Seattle, WA
by Ashley Graham
If there was a better way to spend Valetineís Day in Seattle this year than at this show, I donít know what it was. And I donít worry, because I know there wasnít. What could be better than a four-band lineup of boys screaming on this be-all-end-all romantic holiday? Nothing.
Forget the three bands that started the night, this was all about Some Girls for this audience member. Iíve avoided ďhardcoreĒ like the plague for years, opting for, well, the bandís featured so prominently on The Wig. I feel fortunate, though, that my introduction to this genre has come in the form of this band, and the other bands on their once-label 31G. Some Girlsí new disc Heavenís Pregnant Teens blew my mind the second I popped it in the stereo, and the damn live show was about ten times what one could possibly even imagine from the bandís discography. Meaning, wow.
I gotta say, I go to a hell of a lot of concerts, and without ever being smart enough to pack the earplugs along, Iíve not had the ringing sensation since I was about 15ócall it disillusioned ears by way of an oft-disillusioned concertgoer. When I got home late the night of Some Girls, though, my ears were ringing so loudly that I couldnít sleep for hours. And though my ears will probably disagree with me in a few years, it felt pretty damn nice to feel the aftershock of such a great performance.
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