The Birth Defects’ frenetically glorious cacophony Concludes Day 1 At Echo Park Rising Check out our thoughts, photos and video from echo Park Rising!
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“…I hardly ever stay at a show to catch a band go on stage at 11:30 pm on a school night. Hell, even if the show was on time, and the set was only half an hour, I still had an hour commute back home, and another couple hours reviewing photos before I hit the hay and catch a few hours of shut-eye before I had to wake up for my 9 to 5. But when the band is as good, and as fun, as The Birth Defects, you gotta make sacrifices.
I was introduced to The Birth Defects when they played a set at Air & Style back in March of 2018, and I had been kicking myself in the ass because it had taken this damn long to see them play again. Their album Everything Is Fine is a glorious barrage of unrelenting noise and punk sonics. The Birth Defects frontman, Jason Finazzo, is a grizzled beast of a man, and when he growls out the melodies, his raspy voice is a legitimate instrument adding to the frenetically glorious cacophony that the band creates.
Towards the end of their set, a couple of attendees started their own mini moshpit, and I was sooooo tempted to take my gear off to join them. Truth be told, I was hoping that there were more people bumping into each other, but I suppose people were already thinking about having to wake up early to get to work in the morning. Next time, mosh pit. For sure….”