Finally I have a chance to finish this up. Here is part 3 of the series from Les and Jim’s Lincoln Lanes on January 20. We finally make it to Blue Ox.
I think my bias towards Speaker Eater and Orwell have been pretty well documented. That being said, I had heard of Blue Ox for a few months at this point. I had checked out their album online. I had heard that they were a great live band. This was the deal sealer for driving over 2 hours each way to see an all ages show in a bowling alley. I can’t count the number of times I mentioned to people that I wasn’t going to miss Blue Ox play. I’m pretty sure everyone knows I was on a mission. That mission was a success.
Exactly what I had hoped for and more. What a strong show. Great Midwestern sludge/metal/hardcore. It’s over a week later and when I think about this show as a whole, all that comes to mind is WOW. Topping it all off, damn am I glad I got to see Blue Ox. I can’t wait to see them again. Below are a couple examples of how I suck at taking videos, but how the band makes up for it. I hope you enjoy.