Wednesday, January 16, 2008

MISS DERRINGER @ The Viper Room

Los Angeles based Miss Derringer is fully loaded with two albums and a recent two song EP, all of which are ammunition tracks that improves with every new release. Their latest single, "Heartbreaks & Razorblades," blend shake-a-bop sounds with Goth satire that would make a mourner sway at a funeral; the lyrics are suicidal sad, but the rhythm is that of a glimmering beach sunrise. Miss Derringer has a sound that one can either hear as half-full of hope or half-empty with hopelessness, or both, depending on the perspective of the listener. This band could be categorized as 60's Motown revitalized with Rockabilly, somewhat like The Shirelles' "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" with a bit of country twang and endless bleeding.


Monday's MISS DERRINGER show at The Viper room did not disappoint. I chose not to take my camera and instead, decided to take the night off to enjoy the evening. It's a good thing I didn't. This place was wall-to-wall packed! And taking my camera would've been too much of a burden to carry around. If you want, you can check out our last Miss Derringer review when they played at the El Rey HERE.


Miss Derringer at The El Rey last November.

MISS DERRINGER begins their west-coast tour at the end of the month beginning in San Francisco, including playing a handful of dates opening up for BAD RELIGION. For more tour info, check out www.myspace.com/missderringer.

A very cool soul was able to take some video at The Viper Room and was kind enough to post it on the YouTube.


Miss Derringer performing "Death Car Ride."



Miss Derringer performing "Heartbreaks & Razorblades. "