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Hot Press Review LaFaro At The Dublin Crawl

'Blessed with a thundering, throbbing, heavy duty sound, typified by breakneck rhythms, clattering percussion and snarling vocals, Black, Magee, LaFaro and Lynn easily charm the pants off the Whelan’s massive, some of whom are too entranced by the racket to headbang along.'

Riff-toting Northerners LaFaro are highly revered around these parts for their not-much-nonsense rock (I’m referring here to the tween-song banter, which tends to get very silly very quickly), so it’s no surprise that they draw a heaving crowd to the upstairs venue in Whelan’s tonight, despite the fact that Ireland’s favourite polyethylene-wearing satirists are playing just around the corner.

Blessed with a thundering, throbbing, heavy duty sound, typified by breakneck rhythms, clattering percussion and snarling vocals, Black, Magee, LaFaro and Lynn easily charm the pants off the Whelan’s massive, some of whom are too entranced by the racket to headbang along. Relentless party number ‘Boke’ from their monstrous second album 'Easy Meat', quickly sorts that out and thank God it does – an old school rock show this masterful and frantic deserves such a reception.

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