The first time I saw ¡Vamanos! was in a basement. It was so packed that it was hard to get rowdy, but the crowd managed to get crazy nonetheless (I believe it was the last basement show ever thrown in that apartment… whoops). The twosome bring a party and a gnarly wall of blues-infused punk that is 100% infectious.
Saturday’s show at Shea marked the album release for ¡Vamanos! …presents a 10″ at 45 RPMs. Unsurprisingly, the show was “lit,”* featuring a sweet lineup–Crazy & the Brains**, Spewing Cum, Sun Voyager & Tongue Party–and plenty of crowd surfing.
*ed note: not my word choice
** EXTREMELY IMPORTANT note about Crazy & the Brains: a recent assault allegation has been surfaced regarding the drummer of this band slamming a woman to the pavement outside a bar. The band has not commented at this point, but the account (also filed as a police claim) can be found here.