Despite the rainy weather and lack of a huge crowd (though the room did fill out once the Burger boys took the stage), Fullteron’s Audacity put on a rip-roaring 30-minute set that left fans wanting more. On tour supporting their sophomore album, Butter Knife, the punk rock and roll quartet has been on the road with boy-girl punk duo, Hunters.
Kicking off the night with the album’s lead single, “Hole in the Sky”, was a definite crowd-pleaser. The band certainly has a penchant for 3-minute garage-punk power-pop songs filled with catchy hooks and melodies. Playing songs old and new, they even squeezed in a little one-minute tease of Lit’s “My Own Worst Enemy”.
Sharing vocal duties with guitarist Kyle Gibson, lead lefty guitarist, Matt Schmalfeld shredded with style. Though the set seemed short (possibly due to the fact the young punks played last), less sweaty and energetic than usual, the room of Burger babes and dudes demanded more. Who could blame ’em? Audacity plays an instrumental role in Orange County’s blossoming DIY garage rock scene.
Words by Wendy Worzalla.
Photos by Mike Herman.