Mr Doubtfire, Doom Service, and Better Things at Nectar’s October 25, 2016   Leave a comment

Better Things at Nectar's October 25, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Better Things at Nectar’s October 25, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

 

I had a great time seeing music last night at Nectar’s. The show said doors at 9 and I worked until 9. I zipped home, did a quick turnaround and took the chilly walk downtown. Some light rain started about a third of the way down, but it held off and I made it to the club mostly dry.

I got in and settled and a couple of minutes later Mr. Doubtfire took the stage. Playing as a guitar/vocals, bass, drum trio they let loose some loud fast fun punk rock. They bounced all over the stage, almost to their detriment. The drummer was a great showman and tossed in lots of fun fills. They played a few songs from their EP but most of the set was music that will be on their next one. The new songs have nice constructions and it will be fun to get to know them. Late in the set they shouted Cowabunga and played what I think is the theme for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I really liked all of their songs and they have tons of energy on stage. What a great show.

 

 

Mr Doubtfire at Nectar's October 25, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Mr Doubtfire at Nectar’s October 25, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

 

After a bit of a break Doom Service took the stage and rocked hard and heavy. Their sludgy rock is powerful and fun. I think they played a few new songs but most of the set was from their Live At Mount Doom album. With pop ditties such as Monsters Are Due and Welcome To The Hellmouth they played a great set of super fun gloomy music. They tossed in a cover of The Lillingtons Black Hole In My Mind and closed the 11 song set with 1.21 Gigawats? Great Scott into Black Oil. I always have fun when Doom Service are Playing.

 

 

 

Doom Service at Nectar's October 25, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Doom Service at Nectar’s October 25, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

 

Better Things closed the night with a set full of their unique heavy rocking pop songs. They have a great sense of melody and almost everything rocks ferociously. They played classics like Getting Laid In New Hampshire and This Particular Falling Out. They played the slower and gorgeous, yet still searing, Ex-Files, then closed the night with a short fast rocker. Their set was not long but was wonderful for every moment.

I headed out shortly after the last note faded. It was a bit of effort to take that first step out the door, but I’m so glad that I did.

 

 

Better Things at Nectar's October 25, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Better Things at Nectar’s October 25, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

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Posted October 26, 2016 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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