May 29, 2009
I didn’t know what to expect when I jumped in the car to see Miss Leota play at the Slidebar in Fullerton. I did know that one of the members was friends with Jimmy the Robot and Ricky Fitness from the Aquabats, but that was it. So, I bought myself some Barton Vodka and off we went. Turns out Miss Leota is a Death Metal/Hardcore band. Or, as they call themselves, “BusinessCore; the art of skipping the nonsense, gimmicks, clichés, and getting straight down to business.” Watch out folks, they coined that phrase. Not exactly my bag, but it had been a while since I’d had my eardrums blown out.
The first song was called “Rewind” and there was a verse about cutting yourself. Not sure of the context, what with all the guttural screams, but they were quite energetic nonetheless. The song did have a pretty sweet breakdown. Two of the guys even jumped off stage and started thrashing around in the semi-crowd whilst playing. The singer ended up on someone’s shoulders at one point. AcrobatCore!
All in all, they were fairly decent. I liked the enthusiasm and you could tell they were having a good time. Even though hardcore all starts sounding the same to me in the end, the crowd seemed to really like them. Mumbles, mumbles, flashing red lights…my cue to enjoy the $3 vodka specials. The verdict: a solid evening filled with heavy tunes. And vodka.
You can check out Miss Leota on their Myspace.