Goddamn Draculas were the most consistently great band of the 2014 Rock ‘N’ Roll Rumble. With the perfect mix of punch, polish, humor and harmonies, they left their mark. Goddamn Draculas are the 2014 Rock ‘N’ Roll Rumble champs! Everyone gets a hug!
Classy, fun and packing a punch, Petty Morals kicked the Rumble Finals party into high gear. Their songs are infectious. They worked in a shout out to Amy Douglas of Feints* that morphed into “Rainbow In The Dark.”** They made sure the TT’s crowd was having a good time. Petty Morals made a lot of new friends and fans at this year’s Rumble.
* They did a partial cover of “Make Love To Me” by Amy’s other project, SPF 5000.
** Which in turn morphed into Petty Morals’ staple Rumble cover, “Neutron Dance.”
Petty Morals just went off like a ch-ch-ch-ch-cherry bomb. These girls were tossing out punked-up, pop-rockin’ firecrackers all night. TT’s was gettin’ loose. Petty Morals take the win in Rumble Semifinal Night #1.
Kapow! Petty Morals just blew the roof off of TT’s. No other way to put it. A potent blend of punk rock and ’80s pop, they delivered the most fun set of The Rumble so far and punched themselves a ticket to the semifinals.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: any day I get to hear a Barbusters tune is a good day. Fit To Be Tied was back for another go at the Joan Jett catalog. They made me a very happy man (again). I’ll never tire of hearing this crew cover “Light Of Day” and “This Means War.”* Throw in an everybody-sing-’cause-y’all-know-the-words version of “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll” and you have the perfect end to another night of revelry put together by Nicole Tammaro. Well done, everybody.
* I’m still waiting for Fit To Be Tied to cover The Hunzz’s “Rabbit’s Got The Gun” to complete the Joan-Jett-in-Light-Of-Day holy trinity.