Ex-Cult, Murphy’s, Memphis, TN, 2014
Attention bands: This is how you do it. You take all of that stock sitting in the “potential” section, because it’s not going to move over there, no one even browses over there, and you shift it over to the area labeled “kinetic” ‘cause that’s where the traffic is. You sublime yourself, you skip that boring liquid phase and become a million hyper active particles that bounce off the walls and the crowd and anything and everything until you expand into venue, you fill every nook, every cranny, every inch of negative space until the audience breathes you in. Fuck gold idols, fuck stone statues, the church of rock demands living, breathing, moving gods and every now and then it gets them.
This was easily the best performance I’ve seen Ex-Cult give. If this is the show they’re taking on the road with them, everyone who makes it out to a performance is in for a real treat. I’m really looking forward to the new album, and the corresponding release show, at the end of the month.
The rest of my full color pics from this show are up over at Impose.