Last night, I attended Slammie Wedding Bash at Respectable Street Cafe in West Palm Beach. Although there was a great lineup with several bands I am familiar with, my purpose for making the trek out of the Broward County comfort zone was to see Trailer Shark's first show. Trailer Shark is a classic rock cover band...with balls. Let it be known, this is not a bunch of guys in their 60s trying to relate to the "kids". Trailer Shark is an honest to goodness, hard hitting, rip your face off with awesomness, good band. Comprised of members of Indorphine, Raped Ape, Stillkept, Pro Pain, Cyst, What Wishes Can't Mend, and Gonema; the band's lineup reads like a best of the Florida music scene over the last several years.
The band played two sets, with a brief break in between. They plowed through songs by bands you'd expect to see on a classic rock setlist: Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple. But they also dug a little deeper for bands like Mountain, Grand Funk Railroad, and Blue Oyster Cult.
After the second set, I made a run for the door to hit a second show in Broward.
Without calling anyone out, let's just say the boys playing covers in Trailer Shark blew the band I saw next playing original songs out of the water.
I can't wait to see them again.