Friday, December 3, 2010

Concert Review: BrokeNCYDE at Nile Theater

Shitty iPhone photo of BrokeNCYDE performing on 12/1/11 at the Nile Theater in Mesa.
Alright, the jig is up. For the past month, much to the concern and dismay of close friends and family, I've been singing the praises of BrokeNCYDE, both here on Tempe Carnivore and for the publication that actually pays me to write stuff. Unfortunately, after Wednesday night's show at the Nile Theater in Mesa, I just don't think my heart is in it anymore.

It all started innocently enough on Nov. 5, when BrokeNCYDE's publicist sent me a link to stream the band's new album, Will Never Die. Before that, my exposure to BrokeNCYDE was limited to a couple YouTube videos that had pretty much convinced me that they were not only the worst thing that had ever happened to music, but quite possibly a sign of the apocalypse. Of course, being the masochist that I am, I immediately clicked on the link and started typing a sarcastic review before I'd even finished that first listen.

Then, something funny happened.