Part Chimp at the 100 Club: a little bit older but no quieter than the last time we saw them. Set leaned more heavily on the last two albums than anything earlier and the only disappointment was that I don't think they played anything off their first album, Chart Pimp- possibly 1 tune (the tv didn't think so and it's been ages since I've listened to it so might dig it out later to check) which is a shame as that album's still my favourite.
Regardless of that, the new album sounded great- better fleshed out live than recorded and super heavy, as expected. We've probably seen them play 20 times or so in total, but never to a crowd this big (seen some support slots in bigger venues, but they were half empty at the time) which was pretty surreal and it looked like they were happy about it- there were even a few crowd surfers which was kind of hilarious.
They had Joe from Kling Klang playing on bass which was great (he played on the new album too, but sadly it doesn't look like he's back with them full time as Tim mentioned he was heading back to New York this weekend- interested to know who'll be playing the European gigs).
Also enjoyed both support bands - Hag (kind of a relatively generic Melvins kind of sound but nothing wrong with that) and Norwegian band MoE (punk rock/noise business- the singer/bass player looked from a distance to be a like a flower child from the 60s but sang like she was Linda Blair from the exorcist and a.shout out to the drummer who really bear all living shit out of his kit).
Overall as fun a night out as we've had in a while. Would go again (preferably when my ears have stopped ringing).