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Concert Review – Naam 3/18/11 SxSW

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I first caught Naam last year when they were on the bill with Voi Vod at SxSW 2010 and instantly became a fan.  Their breed of space rock, stoner rock, metal, psyche rock or whatever other monikers you want to give it really set well with me.

A month or 2 ago they stated that there would be no showing at SxSW 2011 because of management issues or something but ultimately they got it done and ended up doing a few shows around town.  I was able to catch the one at Headhunters on Friday.  They were on the back patio which is tiny and I was one of the last folks in the door…and that put my fat ass right in front of the band.  A little too close from a band’s perspective in my opinion but having everyone in their faces didn’t seem to matter at all.  They pushed through their set with intensity and the crowd really liked them a lot.  They were loud, heavy, solid.

Naam does it right.  They are tight and I really like the way they do their vocals by enhancing them with a lot of chorus, delay and reverb.  It fits with their music perfectly.  I’m especially impressed with John Bundy’s bass playing.  That guy works his Fender Precision bass like a $9 hooker.

Can’t wait to see them again!

You can buy their stuff on iTunes or via All That is Heavy.

Written by The Metal Files

March 23, 2011 at 7:48 am

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  1. This band Naam sounds very cool, I’ll have to check out their stuff. The “setting” of seeing them, as you described it, sounded fun, blue-collar and old school!

    metalodyssey

    March 26, 2011 at 6:33 pm


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