Oct. 29, 2011
City National Grove of Anaheim
To see Tiger Army play songs like “Cupid's Victim” off Tiger Army II: Power of Moonlight Saturday night at the Grove was to see the band at its best. The song, a fine example of the trio's rockabilly-meets-punk sound, features singer Nick 13 at his crooniest–lending a soft, Gothic edge to the aggressive chugging of his guitar and the gallop of the drums.
Let's face it: It's the genre's romantic pastiche that inspires girls to don uncomfortable stilettos and vintage skirts while guys put significant time into coiffing meticulous pompadours and Mohawks to revive a bygone culture.