A punkish good time took place at “Wally’s House Of Booze” on Saturday night as a pair of west side bands returned to Wenatchee to give us a great punker show.
The show was to start at 9:30 as there were three bands on the bill but apparently the local opener had better things to do than honor their commitment to play and didn’t bother showing up, not even a call so “Omega Moo” graciously started early to get things going.
“Omega Moo” is a four piece surf punker band type from Seattle WA. The band consists of “Snapper” on bass, “Adam” on lead vocals and guitar, “Ian Meek” on keys, vocals and cow suit and on drums “Jack Love”. I saw them when they played “Wally’s” last year….barely. My son got married on the day they played and after the reception I made it to “Wally’s” just in time to catch their last song (I was they guy in the tie with the camera). This time around I got to see the whole show.
They played many a song during their 60 plus minute set including “Wreck This Town”…..
…….and my favorite of the night “Safety Dance” (love cover tunes a la punk)
The headliner for the evening was “Psycho 78″ out of Tacoma.
This three piece, formed in 2005, consists of Mike Waco, vocals and guitar, Jay O’neill, vocals and bass and Davo Sanchez on drums. They have played “Wally’s” a few times in the past but for me, this was my first time and their style was right up my alley.
I don’t know the name of the songs but the following was my favorite of the evening.
And of course there was a cover.
For me it was a great show. Actually glad the opening band didn’t show up. Got to see two awesome punker bands for a mere $5. Another thing I really like about these punker shows is that afterwards I talked for a few moments with Adam of “Omega Moo” and Mike of “Psycho 78″, they’re just regular guys that are genuinely appreciative that I came to the show and I’m very appreciative that they came over the hill to Wenatchee.
People…..go to a show…..you know you want to.