As bandleaders go, the Goondas' Brenden Green is the real deal: irreverent, scoffing, seemingly possessed. He wraps his mic cord around his neck, causing it to come unplugged more than once and distorting his vocal melodies; breaks his mic stand in half and swings it around, nearly knocking out an audience member's teeth; and spends half the time singing on his knees or his back, like he's channeling something from beneath him. Meanwhile, his band burns through short post-punk and gritty rock songs, their mutilated cords and strings creating a crackling, lo-fi sound. Though the music is reminiscent of contemporaries like the Black Keys, the band's aesthetic is old school;... More >>>