The occult/psych rock band who borrows their influence from bands like Black Sabbath and the 60s/70s culture, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, came to kick ass and take names at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. They had some special help from bands The Shrine and Danava who opened up the show.
The Shrine hyped up the crowd with their great display of showmanship–at times playing synchronized parts or with their instruments behind their heads–and their hybrid of hard rock and grunge. Following The Shrine were old-school rock veterans Danava. Lead singer Gregory Meleney growled and wailed between gulps of whiskey, drummer Matt Oliver worked his tongue harder than Gene Simmons, and the crowd went wild.
By the time Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats took the stage, the Music Hall was packed, the air was thick with sweat, and the floor was sticky with spilled beer all over the venue floor. People were soon flying across the room, half propelled by whoever pushed them, half by their own velocity.
Though the mosh pit sometimes thinned, the energy never wavered. Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats took no prisoners, and held the command of the crowd through the end. Their latest album The Night Creeper was released in 2015 and is available for free streaming on Spotify.