Sunday, January 12, 2014

Review: Starkiller Reunion

On December 21st the consolations aligned over Zanzabar to bring a perfect storm of post-psychedelic rock. It was probably not a coincidence that Starkiller's first show in about a decade happened on the first anniversary of the Mayan Prophecy of the end of the world; a subject front-man Dom (Dham) Cipola  covered in his new band The Phantom Family Halo.
Guitarist Christian Tonegawa  said the band practiced for just 3 days before the show, as Dom is currently living in New York, but no one could have guessed this based on the very solid performance of the band, as if they had been transported directly from a stage a decade ago when Starkiller reigned God King in the Louisville rock scene.
The band covered many of their best songs from Gravity and Just Her Light from their first 7 inch, to The Mary Bell from their first recordings,to the very brilliant Vampire Country sung by Christian Tonegawa. The band played a very amazing set of about 10 songs, but at about one song per year in exodus, it would have been nice to hear more. But surely someone had the foresight to record the show, so hopefully we won't have to wait another decade to hear them again.
Starkiller Reunion at Zanzabar

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