The Biters

I had never been to Empire before but then I figured out it was the old Jaxx; a small venue in West Springfield, VA. Easy to get to, but not one of the normal venues I go to. I am hoping the Biters play a larger more well known venue next time they are in the area.

Maybe with bands that fit their style better. The Biters were in the center of the bill with two other bands that have nothing in common with them. I love the Biters straight up rock and roll (power pop?). You can hear the influence of Cheap Trick, Thin Lizzy, maybe a little Kiss, and do I hear a little Bowie even? I didn't get the make up and zombie rock of the other acts. If the music can't stand on its own, make up isn't going to help it.

To me the Biters should have been the headline act. It seemed at least 2/3rds of the audience was there for them. And the Biters didn't disappoint - 45 minutes of packed back to back rock and roll. We even got Tuk stage diving from the top of the speakers. Yes, we had a little bit of rock and roll magic on a rainy Tuesday night in the northern Virginia suburbs. What a way to celebrate the 4th!