Review/photos: The Kills unleash savage, sexy noise upon the Ritz Ybor in Tampa
In what was billed as their first-ever Tampa show, The Kills deftly assaulted a thrashing crowd Monday night for 85 minutes of noise-rock that blended Jamie Hince's British post-punk and Alison Mosshart's American garage grit.
Sean Daly was there too, and he writes:
Their influences are myriad but always edgy: For Heart Is a Beating Drum, Hince, a Londoner with a cocky removed air, uncorked a fuzzed-out Keith Richards riff — think Jumpin' Jack Slash — that was girded by angular beats and distorted noise, a mood they routinely borrow from Scottish noise-pop outfit the Jesus and Mary Chain. Satellite was a neo-reggae sway that allowed Mosshart, dressed in size-nothing black jeans and a blousy purple shirt from the Jim Morrison collection, to shake her serpentine hips and snarl.
For Sean's full review of The Kills at the Ritz Ybor, click here. And check out more of Willie J. Allen Jr.'s photos after the jump.