Ep.408 – Atari Teenage Riot & All Leather @ Key Club – West Hollywood, CA – 09/30/2010
Oct 8th, 2010
Category: All Leather, Atari Teenage Riot, Key Club, The, Los Angeles, Video Concert Reviews
Before I saw Atari Teenage Riot at the Key Club, the only other time I had heard the name was when Dim Mak Records announced they would be signing them. I looked these guys up a few days before the show and all I heard was loud rock and roll. Apparently they were a pretty popular German hardcore band back in the 1990s, but I guess I wasn’t cool enough back then to know about them.
Atari Teenage Riot @ The Key Club Video Concert Review
As Lorn pointed out in the video, I think it’s obvious these guys and this kind of music is going to get a lot more popular in coming months. They appeal to that deep down desire to go wild and fucking crazy + they combine the aspects of electronic music, yelling and screaming, and a cool indie label backing them up. I think if you saw these guys when you were 15 or 16 years old you might blow your load your or something.
The thing I really dig about ATR is the incorporation of electronic, bassy beats. The opening band All Leather also had an electro influence, but they seemed a little bit more hardcore with two live drummers going bonkers on stage. We had a chance to talk to JP, the band’s lead singer, and his exact remark was… “Prepare to be annoyed.” I can’t argue with that, but sometimes things in life are so annoying you just have to fight it with some really fucking loud annoying music!
Mega Props: Brad Hoss, Bryan Linares for helping us cover Atari Teenage Riot.