Sunday, July 5, 2015


P5K July 4, 2015, the afternoon began cloudy and those expecting a night filled with sparkles, shooting stars, colorful explosion and vivid light shows in the sky were about to be disappointed by fireworks shows not going on because of weather conditions in many towns across New Hampshire but not at Jewel Nightclub. Powerman 5000 (P5K) pulled into town and no matter what the weather condition are outside inside the club was about to explode in a theatrical or commonly referred to today as "visual metal" set by P5K. An inside fireworks show. I have been waiting for this show to happen for 3 months or what whatever the amount of time since the tickets went on sale. I was most likely one of the first to buy the tickets. I been a fan of the band for over 20 years now and watched them evolve and help create new genres of music twice now. First time in the early 90's with P5K introducing rap rock to the Boston music scene. Second in the late 90's or was it the early part of this century with the evolution of visual rock or a performance with a blend theatrics. Mainly Spider 1(founder and singer) incorporates into the show costumes and laser light show which I have never seen used in a concert mainly because of the style of music I like doesn't go for this but it works double time for P5K. I looked at P5K website just to check things out which most of us do these days with digital influenced minds. In this month of July the band has 3 days off in between show dates. An alarm immediately went off: "oh no is this going to be a burnt out metal star session? Will the band be able to perform with energy I have grow to expect from P5K?" You bet your boots they did. The set was both explosive and entertaining. Which is exactly what I expected and the band fulfilled my expectations and them some. Some of the YouTube available can help with a visual. They played this night like they apparently play every night at every show. Maintaining this amount of energy every night has got to be taxing, it must be, yet it was not evident last night. I reference my own personal work week, by the end of the week I'm beet.
I have a nasty habit of eating while typing on the my laptop. Nachos, some sour cream lodged into the keyboard and now rendered the "P" key barley functional. I have to pound on it to get it to type the letter P. This happened on my last laptop yet at that time I had not associate it with the sour cream being smeared into the keyboard as being the problem. I blamed "HP" for building cheap keyboards and trying to save money and failed. I now know it's the sour cream and not HP. I have to google weather or not I can safely lift the keys to see if it is cleanable.
Bernie the owner/ manager fooled me in a good way. The show was advertising to start at 5pm which is unusual to start a show that early. Soil and Three Years Hollow was the band to back them up as advertised. I figured this must be so people can get out early because it was the 4th of July. I have never been to a club that early ever and I have seen hundreds of shows. Not the case, Bernie had many talented local Metal heads come in and back the band to a festival level. 6 back up bands. That’s worth the price of admission of $25. My personal favorite and this is strictly an opinion was 4x4 Barracuda who play the style of metal that I love. 4x4 Barracuda play mostly in Lawrence Mass area and I have been waiting to see them. Great local band and highly recommended for Metal Heads like myself even thou I play Grunge and I will talk about this at a later date. Have no fear as reported earlier the failure of the a/c system at Jewel nightclub has been fixed and the club was comfortable to be in all night, thanks Bernie. By the way Bernie this helped me and others spend a little more money at the bar. As a side not to the club, it must be noted. The voluptuous bar tender who's name I don't know but will let you know as soon as I find out, is worth the price of admission as visual candy. She stand approximately 5'3 with a set of Double D's that makes it difficult to look her in the eye. The tee shirt she wears is much too small and at a choking level. She cuts the tee at a precise location in the shape of a football that oozes her beautification. She is a "must see." Jet black hair in which I have decided that my 3 wife must have jet black hair. My second wife had blonde and things didn't work out. Stay tuned.......

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