By Alma Reed
Written by Wes Lytz
September Mourning and Bobaflex rocked out at Nashville’s Mercy Lounge Thursday night. Eyewitnesses on the scene can corroborate the following details.
This fantastic show took place on the same day as Nashville’s free Live at the Green concert just blocks away. For those not in the know, September Mourning combines music, comic books and live concerts to tell the story of a grim-reaper hybrid named September as she navigates the world of the living and the world of the dead.
The show is visually and sonically stunning. The costumes and stage performance are larger than life and, like a cosplay exposition, manifest the dark comic characters they are meant to portray. The music is pretty killer too. After the performance, frontwoman Lazar hung out with fans by the merch stand for photos and some light conversation.
High octane rockers Bobaflex closed out the show to a more filled out audience. Loud, rude and aggressive, they also maintain a sense of humour in their lyrics. Singer Jake Earley has a fire and conviction in his demeanour that distracts you from the tongue embedded deeply in his cheek. Bassist Jymmy Tolland’s electrifying stage presence would have precisely evoked a youthful Angus Young of AC/DC if Mr. Young ever performed atop 2 foot drywall stilts.
Mr. Earley relinquished the mic for a few moments so a fan could propose marriage to his unsuspecting (and slightly embarrassed) girlfriend. Although my ears were ringing, I judged from everyone’s body language that she replied in the affirmative. A shiny, donut-shaped object was placed on the third finger of the second hand, and the happy couple quickly returned to the crowd for a proper face melting as Bobaflex played into the night.