Show Review: Criminal Hygiene @ The Mohawk (7/6)
When we got a call from our friends in LA outfit, Criminal Hygiene, we jumped at the champ to help them organize a show. We got a couple of our favorite local acts, Pharaohs and Big Bill to join in on the bill, thus cementing a great rock n’ roll party that everyone would enjoy. Read on for a few short words and photos by B. Gray.
Pharaohs rolled in just in time to knock out a solid 30 minute set of catchy tunes. They’re in the midst of revamping their sound after losing one of their guitarists, but if you ask us, the band hasn’t lost a beat. Every song these guys write just begs to get stuck in your head, and once they do, there’s no letting go. Look for the band to make more local appearances now that they’ve got their sound polished again.
Criminal Hygiene did exactly what we expected; they brought a solid set of boisterous tunes with a hint of attitude. Switching up instruments didn’t hurt either, as they creatively knocked out a couple of covers by Kiss and Bowie to win over the audience, and the sound guy. They had a blast visiting our fair city, and we were glad to have them. Hopefully we see them all again soon.
The night was closed out by one of my personal local favorites, Big Bill. They’ve always got energy on stage; they’ve always got songs that endear them to those in the audience. They’re about to embark on a big national tour, so if you’re reading this, you should go check them out at Holy Mountain tomorrow night to wish them a solid adventure through the country.