Last Night: Talibam! at University of California, Irvine
Kevin Shea works up a sweat
The Show: The Talibam! duo of Matt Mottel and Kevin Shea began their set sporting big white-framed sunglasses and wigs dyed hot pink and ruby red, respectively. Instead of playing his usual keyboard, Mottel opted instead to try out the Fender Rhodes left over from the opening band. As Mottel hammered out distorted melodies on the electric piano, drummer Kevin Shea provided frenzied yet intricate rhythms. Shea pounded so vigorously that his ride symbol flew off the drum kit on several occasions.
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