King Tuff with Jaill @ Triple Rock Social Club
July 17th, 2012
In the familiar venue of the Triple Rock, a moderate crowd mingles for an early show. Milwaukee natives, Jaill, brought the energy up with tracks from their latest release "Traps". A notable few die-hard Jaill fans were right next to me providing most of the crowds' headbanging on 'Waste A Lot Of Things' and 'Everyone's a Bitch'. The later song dedicated to all the women in the crowd, and with a slight chuckle the tunes kept sweeping by.
In between sets the audience shuffles around quite a bit gaining much strength for the much anticipated upcoming performance. A crew of guys get on stage and take position in front of a large tapestry with "King Tuff" painted on in their artsy font, as seen on their self titled album cover. These guys have the appearance of Wavves with their "give no you-know-whats" attitude but with a lurking shadiness. Not long into their first song something of a meek mosh pit has started amongst a handful of guys, however as tracks like "Anthem", "Keep On Moving", and "Bad Thing" play a larger portion of the floor becomes washed with a jumping mass of energy. These ram-shackled garage rockers swept the audience with their rad jams and it was an energy that could not be matched for a Tuesday evening show that clocked in by 10pm.
Written by Jenny Ackerson, Radio K volunteer