This essay is a rough draft of a concert review I wrote of the CAKE concert I attended last week. I put it together because I want to remember my impressions of the night. 1,131 more words
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One of my all-time fave bands since the early 90s has to be American alternative rock band, CAKE. The combination of John McCrea‘s sarcastic lyrics and monotone vocals, Vincent DiFiore’s Mariachi-esque trumpet and Xan McCurdy’s AC/DC-style guitar, instantly makes me upbeat and walk with a bit of a wiggle in my jiggle. 49 more words
Showroom of Compassion satisfies expectations with Cake‘s usual combination of trumpet riffs and delicious cynicism.
Cake is strong on every level of their music, from their groovy drumbeats, through their artful intersection of guitar and trumpet melodies to the surface, on which sit singer John McCrea’s unique and vitriolic lyrics. 224 more words