Sometimes plans are bigger on paper than in reality. So we thought about the double in Tilburg. Afternoon Little Devil for Danava and Wedge. Than after a quick bite in the evening 013 for The Winery Dogs and Dave Cureton. Turns out that when leaving Little Devil we did not feel all that much like going to a large venue for a much slicker affair. We is Hans and I as Rene from the start said he woull join the afternoon only. It turned out that the double was not for us. If we would have been in Eindhoven for Elegy or Baroeg for Ducth Doom Days the second show would feel much more a logical continuation. Still the afternoon was good and Little Devil is always nice.
The afternoon was opened by Wedge from Berlin. I knew nothing of this band and they sounded rock and roll and stoner at the same time. This trio managed to surpise all three of us positively. The pace was kept at the right speed and the bassist swapping to organ made it sound seventies enough. Their hour flew by and this kind of music always works well in live setting. Most interesting stage appearance was the bassist with no face, only hair. Good band, good start, so why not get another beer?
Headlining the afternoon were Danava from the USA. They exist 20 years this year, but their looks and music brought us back 40 years in time. Nice old skool heavy metal they played. They came by five, as they brought a vocalist along who did not sing on their 2023 album Nothing but Nothing. BTW don't you hate it nowadays when bands bring Vinyl and no CD's? So no shopping for me as their Tees were too smal as well. Still their show was great, even if there was a certain Spinal Tap element to it all. Especially when they left and came back for an encore, without much reaction. The inbetween song banters were hard to understand due to speed and accent of talking. I did understand that guitarist Gregory Meleney is the band leader, but wondered why he sung many parts, while their new vocalist to me has a better voice. Anyway this was a nice trip back in time and a good messy underground afternoon. For us the reason to let it follow by a nice Indonesan meal and no Winery Dogs. Still a good day was had and home at a more decent time, than in the middle of the night as National Rail always tries to hinder your gig-life.