Joyce Manor, Girlpool, and Dogbreth At Neumos 10/28
Kyle and I have been at Neumos quite a bit lately, and the latest was for Torrance punk powerhouse Joyce Manor. With Girlpool and Dogbreth supporting, Neumos had a packed house of fans new and old alike.
Phoenix band Dogbreth kicked off the night, strumming a pleasant and upbeat mix of songs off their various releases that made for an excellent appetizer for the bands to come. Dogbreth is one of those live experiences that is hard to describe because everyone on stage is having truly the time of their lives. Fantastic way to start things off!
Los Angeles band Girlpool took the stage second, with guitarist Cleo Tucker and bassist Harmony Tividad sharing impeccable harmonies and phenomenal duets through a brief but heartfelt set. Highlights included crowd favorite “Cherry Picking” and the moving “Before The World Was Big”.
Torrance headliner Joyce Manor hit the stage swinging, and with a headlining set length the band was able to get through a healthy portion of material. After several smaller headlining sets at the Vera Project and an opening stint for Brand New in our city, it was incredible to see this talented young quartet have a full night to blast hits like “Christmas Card” and “Heart Tattoo” from Never Hungover Again, “Leather Jacket” and “Constant Headache” from the self-titled and Of All Things, and even “Five Beer Plan” from the early years. The crowd went wild for every song, and definitely passed for the rowdiest we’ve seen Neumos in a while. Check these pictures from our guy Kyle Ford!