Nina Coyote eta Chico Tornado, The Swamp Gospel, The Super Zeroes at the Double Down, Saturday Oct 29, 2016
After more than two years, our friends from Spain, Nina Coyote eta Chico Tornado finally returned to Las Vegas! Knocking people out with their two person blast at the Huntridge Tavern in 2014, and playing all over the world since (besides the west coast, they have also invaded Mexico on this trip and have plans to go to Japan soon!), Koldo and Ursula requested a gig over this weekend and I couldn't resist getting the Swamp Gospel on the bill as well!
Opening the night was our pals, the Super Zeroes, doing their brand of melodic, super-hero themed punk rock. Although there were some technical difficulties this evening, overall they sounded tighter than ever, with cool, rockin' guitar tones and a drivin' rhythm section. Great warm up for the night!
The Swamp Gospel did our set of preachin' blues'n'garage, throwing in a couple of appropriate Sonics' numbers for the season ("The Witch" was added tonight) and healed some poor afflicted members of the congregation and saved some souls! (Thank you Nikki and Kevin for the abundance of photos!)
(Above SG pix by Nikki Ruffing)
(Above SG pix by Santo Kevin)
Nina Coyote eta Chico Tornado are a powerful duo who produce a manically magical sonic assault worthy of a multi-member combo. Ursula pounds the beat with a strength that belies her tiny frame, while Koldo, playing through a guitar and bass amp simultaneously, and using a splitter, an octave pedal along with an array of others, gives a wide variety of high energy sounds, and screams'n'sings on top of it all. Great, super-heavy, Sabbath/Blue Cheer influenced, head-bangin' songs, cool image, nice interaction with the audience and just damn good folks! They certainly won over the DD crowd and we all hope that they will return again soon!
Thank you again to the Double Down for allowing us to put on shows like this and special shout-out to Mark Bartschi for lending NC/CT his prized drums!