Last night, Cloud Nothings played a packed Studio at Webster Hall, a small room that accentuated their strengths, making the band’s bratty squall seem even huger, its frenzy crammed into a small opening. They didn’t waver much from Album Of The Week Attack On Memory, only departing briefly for the last song which I didn’t recognize (Help?). “Wasted Days,” which I assumed would be the closer because it’s such a pummeling, emotional force, showed up midset and was an easy choice for a highlight. There was no encore, but they didn’t need one; the impression of a reformed, barb-ier new-look Cloud Nothings had been made. Philly garage rockers Bleeding Rainbow (formerly Reading Rainbow, here’s their explanation for the name change) and electro rockers Jump Into The Gospel opened. Check out Jessica Amaya’s photos up top.
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