There was quite a turnout for the the lez-fronted trio Screaming Females Saturday night at Queen City Hall. The venue side of Queen City Tattoos, hosted the Parade of Flesh show with a healthy number in the audiences for the punk rockers. Singer Marissa Paternoster gets much of the focus as the tiny dynamo of guitar greatness that belies her schoolgirl voice and adorable mophead of hair.
But drummer Jarrett Dougherty and especially bassist King Mike were not to be undersold. Mike’s bass sounded like the Kraken had officially been released. He turned his rhythm section into a growling monster. And Dougherty smashed the some-40 minute set into oblivion playing with arena-like tendencies despite the room being just shades bigger the venue being no bigger than your average living room.
But the intimacy (if that’s what you call it) and the enthused crowd standing inches away from Mike and Paternoster made it feel like one big unit of punk rawk energy waiting to explode. Which it pretty much did once Paternoster unleashed her guitar skills. Oh, and they pretty much smashed out my eardrums
I captured a couple of minutes of the show via phone along with a few photos after the jump. They stopped in Dallas in support of their fifth album Ugly.