Photos by Andrew Parks
The Showcase: Alien8/Prophase @ Rusty Spurs, 3.17.10
The Set In a Few Sentences: As our recent Cold Cave cover suggested, we’ve been on a bit of a night crawler kick lately. Discovering the pent up depression of Blessure Grave–a welcome anomaly from the sunny shores of San Diego–certainly hasn’t helped matters, either, although the duo’s live band was surprisingly upbeat last Wednesday. Well, upbeat for a pair of melancholic miscreants, bumped up a few BPMs by a kit-clobbering drummer and chest-caving bassist.
Simply put, Blessure Grave’s prickly performances are like Interpol if they grew a pair. And, yes, that is a good, maybe even great, thing.
And a Letter Grade: B+