Concert Review: Fuzz at Thalia Hall (Chicago, IL)

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Fuzz (San Francisco, CA)
November 20th, 2015
Thalia Hall in Chicago, IL

This past Friday night, Thalia Hall was on fire with the explosive energy of California’s Fuzz.  Ty Segall’s racing drums and gloomy vocals captivated audience members and ensued uncontrollable movement, generating a lively mosh-pit in the center of the venue.  The members were adorned in black and white face paint and although their songs tend to fall on the darker side, smiles were plastered on all the head-banging faces.  Thalia Hall is a recently renovated venue in the up and coming Pilsen neighborhood, and this was the first time Fuzz rocked its stage.  The band itself is also relatively young.  Segall, along with Charlie Moothart (guitar/vocals) and Chad Ubovich (bass) formed the band around 2011.  They’ve only released two records, the most recent being ‘II’, which came out at the end of October.  They played a mix of songs from ‘II’ and their 2013 self-titled album, including fan favorites like “Rat Race” and “What’s in My Head.”  The band has reached the end of their tour, which will assuredly bring much needed rest to the trio.  I’d highly recommend catching them on their next wave of shows if you’re in need of a truly rock-n-roll time fueled by arguably some of the most talented garage-rockers out there right now.  Segall will be releasing a new solo album this coming January and is returning to Thalia Hall in March.

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