The Blind Pets Tour Kick-off Show Thursday Night at Red 7
Not surprisingly, The Blind Pets won me over as soon as I heard the screeching guitars and frontman Joshua Logan wailing at the top of his lungs. It’s direct. It’s real. It’s not for people in search of a quiet evening. And it’s awesome.
The Austin-based trio refuses to deliver a performance that allows spectators to remain aloof, arms folded, while pulling the too-cool-for-school face and standing on the sidelines. You can take that attitude and trash it at the door, because it’s an all-embracing rock show at full-volume, throwing down ‘70s riff-powered psyched-up blues-rock, punk, metal and even some grunge. I love to liken The Blind Pets experience to the band’s tour van – sans breaks, tearing through all the pointless red lights at breakneck speed. Even then, with all the intensity and primal fury, there’s that unpretentious air that makes you want to jump right in.
Speaking of the tour van, The BP’s are ready to embark upon a tour with their specially-designed red double cassettes (you remember cassettes, right?) featuring tracks from both their full-length releases, Smashed and Sweet Tooth. A double treat. The Blind Pets will have these available at their tour kick-off show Thursday night at Red 7, 611 E. 7th St. And what a sweet friggin’ line-up, people: Salesman, We Were Wolves (from Houston), The Boxing Lesson, and The Wolf. Get there after 9 p.m. and live it up. Recommended.