Tonight Also Tonight: Tera Melos
posted by January 17 at 13:19 PMon
Tera Melos, hailing from Sacramento, Calif., was perhaps the best opening band I have ever seen at the 3B. Flailing and writhing on the floor, doing handstands off their guitars and onto their amps, and delivering some of the most intricate and creative spastic math rock I have witnessed live, they were easily the best band of the night-probably even the month. And they played first.
It was truly one of those performances I will never forget. One of the guitar players actually ran with his guitar over his head, used it to plant off the floor, spun around 180 degrees, wrapped his legs over the top of his amp, and continued paying guitar upside down like a kid hanging from monkey bars. Acrobatics aside, Tero Melos pull out some of the flashiest guitar work I’ve ever witnessed as well. Unfortunately, one of their guitar players left the band a year or two ago, which has had a bit of an impact on how crazy their sound can get. The remaining guitarist now does double duty with keyboards and guitar creating a wall of bizarre manipulated sound, so if you didn’t get to see them as a four piece you’d never really know that you were missing anything.
They play tonight at El Corazon, with Finch (who suck) and Sound the Alarm.