Tweens at Black Cat
In case it is not immediately obvious from looking at the photos, it was hot that day! The temperature may have hit 100 degrees outside and I'm guessing it was at least that hot on stage under all those lights. So here are my photos of Tweens melting (or at least their hair product).
Tweens at Pianos
Sometimes I hate writing about bands. Not because I hate the bands, mind you. Tweens are totally awesome. No, the problem is that I know what I want to write but something is missing. In this case I just can't think of a band which sounds like Tweens even though I'm sure there are plenty of 'em. See, Tweens are an actual garage rock band, which is to say an intense, slightly sloppy rock band with lots of attitude. The problem is that they just happen to be female-fronted.
Now, there are plenty of female-fronted bands under the garage rock umbrella but many of them are the reverb-heavy girl-group inspired type (a la Veronica Falls or Dum Dum Girls). Others are too low-key, only rocking out at times (The Ettes, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) or are more like a retro act (Shannon and the Clams, Cudzoo and the Fagettes) who don't exactly sound like a rock band. The Love Me Nots are close but the keyboard is such a huge part of their sound that it's just not the same. I know that I have heard music which sounds like this before, I just can't put a name to it.
I guess I just don't know enough about music. Clearly you should stop reading this website right now!
Seriously though, I like my garage rock with some punk attitude and and rawness to it. There should be more bands like Tweens and I should be hearing them more often. And I will definitely keep writing about things I know too little about because this website is about the photography. The writing is really just a little window dressing which I spend far too much time on...