The Mint – Los Angeles
Move over White Stripes, Lloyd’s Garage is in the house. This kickass duo from Napa knows how to raise the roof. One guitar, one very basic drum kit, and no shortage of sound or great music which sticks to the basics. This is a musical renaissance that is more than welcome at a time when popular music is all about theatrics and special effects. Remembering rock of days gone by, such as early Kinks, and even Led Zeppelin will give the seasoned listener a chill down their spine when you hear Seth and Lloyd bang out their great rock songs. With lyrics like”… No time for sweet talking … you’re gonna hate me tomorrow…”, and 1 time, 2 times, 3 times walking out that door… better break my body…” , why Robert Plant himself could not have penned better lyrics. With the three right chords, crisp vocals and real drum playing, it was impossible to sit still even after a long day at work. Just as E=MC2, Lloyd’s Garage have a formula for real rock music which is talent, plus energy, plus sticking to the basics.
Review and photos by Mark Trout