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The Bronx – Reading Festival Review

The Bronx
The Lock Up – 20:00
Saturday Reading Festival

After playing earlier in the afternoon on the FR stage under their Mariachi alter-ego, the Los Angeles hardcore punk band showcased exactly what they became famous for; with roaring riffs that would tear your face off and the hardest and largest mosh pits of the festival.

The quintet stripped off their suits and put down their trumpets and vihuelas (look it up), returning in jeans and t-shirts, and with more attitude than you’d dare to show to your Mother! The Bronx decided to play tracks from their debut EP, through to their last album, 2009’s The Bronx (not to be confused with their first album The Bronx, or sophomore album The Bronx).

Frontman Matt Caughthran spent most of the evening inside the crowd, even getting lost on occasions. However, hard as the crowd tried, they couldn’t scream along as loudly as Caughthran could, to tracks such as “False Alarm”,  “Knifeman” and “They Will Kill Us All (Without Mercy)”. You often wondered how he didn‘t manage to lose his voice with all the screaming (unlike other vocalists that night, ahem).

The Bronx blew away everything else the Lock Up had on that evening, making this the perfect place to spend your Saturday night.




Author: david

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