In strange and sinister times like these, its not surprising that Americas funkiest indie-rock band has a name like Weird War.
Ill never forget the feeling of shaking Against Me! drummer Warren Oakess hand as he pressed through the crushing crowd toward the front doors of CBGB. We locked eyes for half a second and I called out to him over the roar: FIVE YEARS! He smiled, or maybe shook his headhard to tell whats going on behind a beard like that. Then he had to go inside and I, ticketless, had to go home.
I know this older guy who follows new bands but instantly dismisses 99% of them. When he heard one hotly hyped recent CD, he deadpanned, Im glad these young men have found something to do with their excess energy.