Magic Bullets hit the stage Friday night in support of LA lo-fi outfit No Age at the Great American Music Hall. The Bullets’ sound borrows a bit from British crooner Morrissey — seemingly whistful and longing yet remaining bright and upbeat. It was an excellent way to get the night started off. The boys played a brisk set comprised of new and old songs, and they also mentioned a new album out some time in the near future which hopefully will see the light of day before too long.
LA noise rock trio Residual Echoes were up next. These boys play a brand of post-punk that seems to be influenced by a lot of heavy metal, and while the vocals were a bit muddy in some places they definitely had enough going on to keep everyone listening.
Finally, No Age hit the stage. The crowd was a pretty diverse mix of young and old, standing shoulder to shoulder in support of one of the best DIY bands in the business. These guys have an extremely high energy set and the crowd responded in kind, dancing and moshing to favorites new and old. And of course being the night before Halloween, even a blow-up skeleton got in the mix.