Friday, October 2, 2015
The Big Kahunas
Last night, or technically this morning, a bunch of us went to a cool, heavily draped, art-nouveau-style club called El Imperial to see The Big Kahunas. Said band comprises colleagues from the British Embassy: Paulina on vocals & bass, Rowan on drums and Francisco on guitar. They play fast & furious surf-punk, the kind of songs that wouldn't be out of place in a Tarantino movie (or indeed this club: the instrumental support act also surfed the genre, backed by Russ Meyer films). I have to say The Big Kahunas were excellent: tight, aggressive and fun. The vocals could have been higher in the mix and the loony dancer down the front was a bit of a menace, but altogether a top night out. And way past my bedtime.