The Holy Kiss, if you’ve been under a rock and don’t know what they sound like, they can be compared to early The Cult as well as later years of The Birthday Party.
The lead singer Matty no longer plays an instrument and that has freed him up to be the frontman he was meant to be. He takes over the stage and the room with his bigger than life personality.
Seeing them live, as well as a lot of other San Francisco bands right now, I feel things are extremely good for the local music scene. One example is every time I go to the Knockout on Mission St., even if I don’t know any of the bands on the bill, I can be absolutely sure I’ll be a fan of one of them by the end of the night.
A scene takes timing and is infectious, so as San Francisco bands continue to up the ante, give it their all and get in a beat up van and play all over the USA which is necessary to develop their live shows.
The music scene in San Francisco is thriving and more bands are popping up or moving into town. Keep it alive by supporting our local bands…if you can’t get to their shows, buy their t-shirts and cds online.
The Holy Kiss, with their gothic bluesy rock, are one of the many reasons that I continue to love San Francisco more and more. Thanks guys and girl.
more info here: http://myspace.com/theholykiss
For years I wish I was old enough and had the means to live in Berlin in the mid-80’s when Crime and the City Solution, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and all those types of acts were exploding a scene….that feeling is dissipating with the San Francisco music scene.