Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fuzzy Logic @ STPP Fest - The Milkstains

It's almost here, friends! The Fall installment of the STPP Fest is nigh upon us, and it's about time to get to know the musicians that are part of the showcase yours truly has put together. Come spend your weekend at The Islander with us!

BIO: Beach Blanket Bingo gone horribly awry, and created out of the dark and cruel womb of Richmond Virginia in 2004, The Milkstains are currently putting together an album of sonic mischief which should be ready sometime in the near future.

When did the Milkstains get really good? I was always familiar with their instrumental jams, and I thought they pulled that off well. Now they have energized their material with a level of intensity that makes the focus of the group explosive. The greatest change to which this improvement can be attributed is John Sizemore becoming a bit more of the leader of the group. By escaping the trend of ju...st playing surf-rock instrumentals, the Milkstains are a bit more direct, and the rhythm section benefits as well. Drummer Raphael Katchinoff was destroying his kit and bassist Gabe Lopez kept up in stride. Perhaps it was just a matter of time before this group improved. I’m excited to see what the future has in store for the Milkstains.

- Shannon Cleary / http://www.rvamag.com/ -

The Milkstains plays Sunday at 8pm.

[photo by PJ Sykes]

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