Merchandise, Meat Market Garment Factory, 3/19/13
Ade Kassim Merchandise at Meat Market Garment Factory.
Merchandise, Body of Light, Audacity, Nü Sensae, Wet Hair @ Meat Market Garment Factory|3/19/13
Rampage Fest concluded its two-day run with an after-party that featured a lineup that stacked solidly against that of the actual festival. It was a diverse mixture of bands, which although initially proved overwhelming, became a strong catalyst for what made the event so engaging. The party started later than initially planned, with the first band kicking off its set at about 11:20 p.m., and the music ended at 2:30 a.m. With fast-paced sets, interwoven musical elements, it was a thrill ride of sorts.
Body of Light, the Tempe-based synth-heavy pop act unleashed their delectable brand of music, drawing nods from fans of Cold Cave, who were definitely a major segment of the crowd. The duo of brothers Alex and Andrew Jarson churned out a few dance-worthy numbers that got people moving, Alex's on-stage presence helped stir the crowd up a bit, setting the stage for a very fun evening.
Ade Kassim Nu Sensae performing at Meat Market Garment Factory
One of the night's most rewarding, and incredibly fun, surprises came from California-based rock 'n' roll band Audacity, a late add to the lineup (the band performed at night one of Rampage Fest, as well). Their loud, unabashed punk tunes provided just the amount of jolt needed to get the crowd even more stoked. At 15 minutes, their set was one of the shortest, but they were able to punch out about five songs with great virtuosity.
Nü Sensae (also a hold-over from night one) kept that groove strong by playing in their characteristic unforgiving style, with the guitars turned up high into the mix while the vocals took the back seat. In typical fashion, a massive mosh pit ensued, big enough to drag unsuspecting concertgoers into a whirlwind of fists, and the array of broken bottles scattered around the floor only served as another visual element of a very rowdy 20- minute set.