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Isles of ESP, Uh-Oh, Foster Care, and Pampers at Jumbo's


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     The night started with local group Isles of ESP. Their fourth and fifth song had a mellow and melodic vibe like Tortoise but also had some tight grooves a lot like former Detroit band Spy Radio. This was a good stylistic merging. The singing was saucy, drawn out and had a confessional quality. Earlier in the set the singing had an enticing choppy delivery which matched the anxious tone of the songs. A few instrumental numbers added some diversity and nicely showcased the exceptional drumming. Their songs had a bit of a 80's straight core, psychedelic, and math rock sound.  Definitely catch this local band when they play out next.
    Uh- Oh a punk band from Milwaukee played second. They had a classic caustic punk sound.
    Foster Care from New York City were a punk rock band featuring members of Ex Humans. At times a heavy and menacing sound with their aggressive lyrics and thrashing. A lot of echo, some space craft sound effects and grunting noises on the last number added a bit of dynamic energy to their set. The crowd was especially dancing to their fourth song.
   Pampers a psych garage punk from New York City had a messy yet fun sound. These songs will get stuck in your head. Very catchy. Also  good songs to let loose and dance too.