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DCXPC LIVE VOL. 10 PRESENTS RATH & THE WISE GUYS / THE KUTOFFS LIVE AT LOU'S



DCXPC LIVE VOL. 10 PRESENTS RATH & THE WISE GUYS / THE KUTOFFS LIVE AT LOU'S

Woodstock, United States


Credit - Maggie Blitz

DCxPC Live are the harbingers of amazing live music. Their releases encompass so many genres that it's always a good idea to check them out and discover awesome new bands. This release features two bands recorded Live at Lou’s, RATH & The Wise Guys, and The Kutoffs. Both bands are sitting pretty in the rock genre. RATH & The Wise Guys play into the heavier handbook, with elements of thrash and fast metal. Beastly vocals draw your attention to the lightning melodies as the band rampage through walls of sound. Together they create a sound that riles you up until your heartbeat matches that of the kick drum, trust me, that’s some speed. Alternatively, The Kutoffs play into the 00s alt-rock side of things. Their melodies are catchy as all heck and they hit vocal harmonies that will shoot you right back to 2005 but with a modern twist. They’re fast and loud but they have an underlying shimmer to them that sets them apart. Both bands are musical in their own way and they contrast brilliantly on this live-set album.


RATH & The Wise Guys start off the set, their energy is astounding. They keep it up across three songs on the album and each song seems to come out more powerful than the last. With titles like; ‘Melt My Brain;’ ‘Stiffed,’ and ‘Nose Candy;’ you kinda get the vibe. But it's bigger than you could ever imagine. The drums pound out increasingly hypnotic beats while guitars seem to multiply in scale and velocity. Somehow the vocals stay the course and keep up the pace, leading the sound down rhythmic hallways and daunting melodic valleys. They come out unscathed, I can’t say the same for the hardcore rockers in the mosh pit…


The Kutoffs don’t tone it down per-se. They simply change the station. We’re in the land of rising vocals, harmonies, guitar riffs that stick in your head for days, and fascinating tom rolls that seep out between the beats from god knows where. It's an endlessly vibrant sound that clashes with the back wall of Lou’s and comes back even louder. The guitars work in tandem with the bass to push that melody in the back. The drum acts as a perfect blocker, keeping the song in line as the vocals dip and dive between the hooks and riffs, hitting high notes and spitting out lyrics that charm and amaze. It's a hell of a performance and isn’t eclipsed by the sheer pace and volume of RATH & The Wise Guys one bit. ‘Taking Off’ and ‘Enjoy The Ride’ both live up to their titles and for a moment, you are airborne.


Seeing these bands in person is the dream. Thanks to the dedication of DCxPC Live, we needn’t jump on a plane and fly eight-plus hours to experience the bedlam rock for ourselves. It's a pure treat to hear great music played live, now straight from your room you can blast RATH & The Wise Guys and The Kutoffs as many times as you want (and more importantly as loud as you want, I suggest … Very).



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