LIVE REVIEW: The Strypes + The Hooks + Fritz Montana @ Bottom of the Hill, SF 3/29/14
The Beatles? The Rolling Stones? The Yardbirds? Those were just some of the comparisons that were heard around Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco during The Strypes‘ performance on Saturday. The Strypes, whose oldest members would barely be old enough to vote in the US, have been making quite a whirlwind with their entry into the country from Ireland.
Fresh off their Letterman performance, in which Dave highly praised them, the group completely obliterated the crowd and left them in awe with assurance that everyone had just witnessed the next big thing. From their look, to their stage presence, to their insanely catchy, bluesy hooks, there was not one dull moment.
An audience that ranged from ages of 8 to almost 70 were treated to a very special evening. The older music veterans outside before the show reminisced about being lucky enough to witness the original British Invasion and how this is the closest thing they can remember.
Teenage girls swooned at a glimpse of the young rockers walking onto their tour bus. This may have been the last chance to catch these guys in such an intimate venue.
San Francisco bands The Hooks and Fritz Montana provided a great mix of blues rock and raw energy that perfectly led up to The Strypes’ entrance. Strypes-mania has officially begun, folks.
Check out a full gallery of The Strypes leading a brand new British Invasion HERE!