Tour Odyssey stops at the Slowdown
Published: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 08:02
On Wednesday, March 6, Tour Odyssey will make a stop at the Slowdown. The tour will be featuring the Dirty Heads, Shiny Toy Guns, Midi Matilda and Oh No Fiasco.
The Dirty Heads feature the classic Orange County, feel-good, reggae sound. The Shiny Toy guns rock is extremely upbeat and in-your-face, with a lot of electronic tones. Midi Matilda is indie-pop, that almost makes you feel like it’s the 80s again. And Oh No Fiasco is alternative rock with extremely intense female vocals.
With such a wide variety of genres coming together, it’s hard to determine what this show will be like.
It could turn out one of two ways—the first, people from different backgrounds will come together, open their minds and have a fantastic night dancing and appreciating music.
The second, and more realistic outcome would be that everyone immediately begins cliquing together. Then after booing and throwing rotten tomatoes at each of the preceding bands, a gigantic brawl breaks out. Shiny Toy Guns fans will form a Spartan-like stampede, crushing Oh No Fiasco fans as they roll up into the fetal position.
Meanwhile, Midi Matilda fans will have broken out into a musical number, reenacting the fight scene from Westside Story. The fans of the Dirty Heads will calmly break up the giant brawl, and then buy a round of drinks while explaining to everyone why coexistence and tolerance is so important.
But, don’t think that band members will be surprised by any of the raucous that genre-mixing entails.
“We knew that we were maybe going to get some backlash. But that’s what we were trying to do, something different. Go out of our comfort zone and think out of the box and maybe open up people’s minds to some of our music,” said Dirty Heads vocalist, Jared Watson.
For Tour Odyssey, the Dirty Heads are celebrating the release of their second studio album, “Cabin by the Sea.”
“Cabin by the Sea” features the same upbeat, fun music that the Dirty Heads are famous for. The single “Dance All Night” features California reggae legend Matisyahu.
When asked what a Dirty Heads show is like, Watson gave a lot of selling points.
“You get free money once you walk in, if you’re a dude you get laid, if you’re a girl you get free pedicures. And we’ve all been working out, there’s a room for free beers and then we do a thunder from down under dance with our shirts off,” he said jokingly.
“No, we like to party you know, just come and be able to get away from anything that’s buggin’ you or even if things are going good, just come and have a good time,” he said.
The other headliner, Shiny Toy Guns will be celebrating their newest album as well. The album III, which was released last October, marked the return of Shiny Toy Guns original vocalist, Carah Faye. The album III is part of a continuing reflection of stages of life.
“Each record is sort of a period of growth, whether it be good or bad, and the III one is where we are today,” said Shiny Toy Guns Bassist, Jeremy Dawson.
Tickets to Tour Odyssey are $25 and can be purchased at etix.com.