Wednesday night the Granada Theater turned into Deep Ellum circa 1995/96. American Fuse - who have played nary a show over the past year due to a band member recovering from a major injury [and this was after a hiatus of several years] - kicked off the evening's festivities with a solid set of garage rock. One of the band's prior shows had them opening for the legendary New York Dolls and it's easy to see why. American Fuse is carrying the torch lit by bands like the Dolls and MC5. And if the band was rusty after months of not performing it wasn't apparent. Drop by the band's Myspace page and get hip to what they're doing.
Next up was Speedealer who layed down a heavy groove before launching headfirst into a set of full throttle, foot to the floor, nitro-fueled rock. Their set was tight and furious. Seventeen years of shows have done nothing to tame the beast they unleash onstage.
You're next chance to see them in the Metromess will be at Reno's Chop Shop on Saturday, August 22. Check out their Myspace page for more info.