Cn’Fn’L purged their pent-up Bruins anxiety with a raucous set at The Middle East Downstairs opening for Imperial State Electric.
I’m not going to beat around the bush. I’ve never seen a more accurate description of a Cocked N’ Loaded show than what Richard Bouchard wrote on Boston Band Crush when previewing this show:
Cocked N’ Loaded play some of the best drunken, we-can’t-believe-this-hasn’t-gone-flying-off-the-rails-yet rock anywhere; frontman Kyle Neeson is as depraved on stage as any Florida bath salts addict, and at least twice as cunning, so watch out.
The band lived up to every word.
Brutal. Devastating. Unrelenting. Throw all of those terms at Motherboar’s 2012 Rock ‘N’ Roll Rumble Run. They were the heaviest band in this year’s competition and they didn’t shy away from that distinction. They pummeled the TT’s crowd with three sets of punishing metal. More importantly, they were also a blast to watch. The may not have donned the Rumble tiara (what a sight that would have been), but their Finals set proved why they got the wildcard. Motherboar is one of the best bands in town.
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A few moments into Cocked N’ Loaded’s set, Andrew Doherty of Motherboar unloaded a can of beer in Kyle Neeson’s face. He must have made contact, because Kyle wound up with a bloody mouth. No matter. This is Cocked N’ Loaded, after all.