22nd Jun2013

Live Roll: The Thermals @ The New Parish, 6/15

by Ethan Sawyer

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The Thermals recently came through the New Parish in Oakland to finish a massive tour supporting their new LP, Desperate Ground. Supported by the up-and-coming Audacity and the local group Victory and Associates, the trio of singer/guitarist Hutch Harris, bassist Kathy Foster, and drummer Westin Glass ran through a great setlist, spanning their 10+ year discography with mammoth energy. Slicing through songs like “How We Know,” “The Sunset,” and “Here’s Your Future” at a blistering pace, the Thermals combined their great songcraft with a exhaustively passionate¬†performance.

If the crowd was any indication, the Portland group has amassed an awesome following with their decade of service to the literate-poppy-post-punk community.The Thermals responded to their eager throng with crowd-dives by Harris and Glass and heartfelt gratitude throughout the set.

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Audacity:

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Victory & Associates:

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