Boom Boom Satellites kick it out in NYC


I was tempted to title this "Boom Boom Satellites ROCK NYC", but doesn't that just sound so 1994?

Now, normally I'm not too keen on living on Long Island- the nation's capital of poor driving, overbearing soccer moms, and ridiculously overpriced real estate- however, when I can easily hop over to Manhattan to see Boom Boom Satellites at Santos Party House like I did on Tuesday night, suddenly I appreciate my location. Like Ben, I'm a fan of electronic rock in general, and their brand in particular.

They opened with a new version of their single Kick it Out with rapper Tahj Mowry, followed by an awesome extended version of their newest single, Back on my Feet. They also performed Moment I Count, the original version of Kick it Out, and What Goes Round Comes Around. To tell you the truth, I was pretty much on cloud nine after Back on my Feet, so they could have just played kazoos from that point on and I would have accepted it. You know all those singers who sound amazing on the CD, but can't quite reproduce the magic onstage? Well, let's just say that vocalist Michiyuki Kawashima is not one of those singers. Bassist and programmer Masayuki Nakano was also a strong presence on stage. I don't know the title of the song they played as an encore, but they may have used up all of the percussion in the known universe.

I could wax poetic about how wonderful they sounded indefinitely, but the most complimentary thing I can really say is that I've decided to stop being such a half-assed fan and buy all of their CDs. To me, BBS is like Nine Inch Nails and Prodigy, two of my all-time favorites, with a shiny Jrock sheen.

Unfortunately, I experienced massive camera fail (you don't even want to know), so instead I will direct the interested to Ossip Kaers awesome photos from the show. I just remembered that I didn't get any of the free t-shirts that they were throwing out at the audience; I'm kind of disappointed about that. Next time BBS comes to NYC, I intend to stand right in front of the stage with my arms poised like I'm playing volleyball.

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