This was the last Small Breed show at the Smell, opening up for Abe Vigoda. It was Sunday night. I was sick with some nasty sinus thingy, and I was bummed I couldn’t stay for the show. But I talked to Michael and Juan from Abe Vigoda, so that was nice.
Small Breed was an all-star nu metal band with Jenna from Mika Miko, Robert from Seattle, and Kyle from Mabson. Obviously, Mabson’s a musician, because when he writes music and puts a band together, it smokes. He and Robert (on drums) totally rocked.
Jenna’s Small Breed vocals were really cool—kinda this low, bluesy, soulful wail. Mabson calls it “Janis Joplin.” It sounded fucking rad with chugga-chugga underneath.
Small Breed played (nearly all?) their songs, a huge crowd amassed but didn’t mosh to this highly mosh-worthy music, then… they were done.
And so was I… Thanks for the great show, dudes.