Friday night saw metal heads out in force at Deep Ellum’s Curtain Club for local boys RIVETHEAD. The band celebrated the release of their latest album, “Doomsday For Optimism” with a show consisting of friends THE RAZORBLADE DOLLS, THE FUNKY W, and more.
THE FUNKY W is a unique blend of rap, hip-hop and power chord rock that seems like it shouldn’t work but yet does. They had the crowd moshing and head banging and certainly got the evening kicked into high gear. Lead vocalist Charles Treadwell raps so quickly it can be a bit hard to catch the lyrics when played live but that doesn’t really matter. You will move to the beat whether you want to or not.
THE RAZORBLADE DOLLS were next and it was clear they are a local favorite. Metal combined with horror aspects you never know just what you’re going to get with this band visually or how far they’ll take things, but musically you know you’re going to get something amazing. And the band didn’t disappoint this night. Kicking it into high gear they built the momentum for RIVETHEAD’s set and brought in even more people from the streets outside Curtain Club.
RIVETHEAD knows how to do a CD release party and played their new album “Doomsday For Optimism” from start to finish in the same order as the tracks on the CD. With fourteen songs on the album it was a long set but definitely brought the house down. The new album is great and what people have come to expect from RIVETHEAD. Of course the new album alone wasn’t enough and they played a few of the fan favorites – including some of their covers of such songs as “Sexy Back” and “Du Hast”, plus “Difference” off their self titled album “Rivethead”. Not only was the band pumped up about their new album but Curtain Club also honored them by adding them to the band signs hung throughout the venue. RIVETHEAD fans not only were treated to the new CD but also told that the next one was already recorded and would be out in a few short months. There’s no doubt that RIVETHEAD is going strong and has a lot in store for us.
Check out Curtain Club’s website for upcoming shows and visit the bands’ websites for information on how to get their CDs and where they’ll be playing next. Be sure to check out Firebird Images for more photos from the show.