Spitvalves / Folly / Whole Wheat Bread

Spitvalves / Folly / Whole Wheat Bread: live in Orlandolive in Orlando (2003)
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Reviewer Rating: 5

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From the minute I got to the House of Blues you could tell it was going to be an interesting night. The crowd of guys and girls, anywhere in age from 14-28, was already starting to gather outside the door. After getting felt up by the burly female, if you could call her that, security person I went .

From the minute I got to the House of Blues you could tell it was going to be an interesting night. The crowd of guys and girls, anywhere in age from 14-28, was already starting to gather outside the door. After getting felt up by the burly female, if you could call her that, security person I went inside to grab a drink.

Right after getting my first beer, or many that night, the opening band Brownie Points came on. These guys are a mix of straight up rock & roll, ska, and pop punk...Kind of like Less Than Jake meets John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band (for those of you who don't know who that is, they did the music for the Eddie and the Cruiser movies). Unfortunately the crowd wasn't into them at all, which told me that was going to be a hard core crowd tonight. I have seen Brownie Points a few times now, and they always put on a good set. I suggest if you get a chance to see them you do.

The next band of the night was Whole Wheat Bread. These guys are a 3 piece punk band from Jacksonville, Fl. When they first came on stage I was surprised to see that the group was 3 black guys. I had never heard of them before, but they put on a pretty good show. Their sound was alot like older Green Day. After their first song their lead singer started to get the crowd into a shouting match, telling everyone, "You might not like what we do tonight, but I want to hear you all say, that WE LOVE BLACK PEOPLE." The crowd really started to feed off of his energy and crowd interaction throughout the set.

The third band of the night, Folley, was my least favorite of the night. This was a show that the Spitvalves had booked for them, that they came all the way down from New Jersey for. Now don't get me wrong, their drummer was pretty good at double bass, and their guitar work wasn't band, alot of interesting split and syncopated rhymes, but their sing drove me nuts. I couldn't understand one word he said all night. Everything was a scream as loud as screechy as he could, the whole time prancing around the stage with no shoes on.

After a long break, the The Spitvalves took the stage. I have had the pleasure of seeing these guys many times over the past 6 years since I first heard about them. First time I saw them live was in Deland, FL at a small club called Happy Daze, and I had to assist in putting their drummer, Tito, on his stool to play a show because he was drunk... For those of you who haven't heard of them, they are a 6 piece ska-core outfit from Orlando, FL. Their sounded, and I am sure everyone will give me crap for this reference, is somewhere between the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, the Voodoo Glow Skulls, and Finch. During the course of what started out a great set, they went through songs such as, "Both Shoes Untied", "Love the Kids", and "Skaboobidibobididska". This was also their bass player Jeremy's last show with the band. Unfortunately, Tito had a little too much Crown Royal to drink, and stopped playing midway through the last song. At this the lead singer, Charlie, kicked him off the drum set, and took over drumming duties himself. They finish the set with a final rendition of "Mr. Man", during with Tito flailed around the stage, and into the crowd.

Over all it was a good night though, just hopefully next time, Tito can finish the show.


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sweetsugarpezz (April 22, 2004)

this score is for fucking folly. im gonna type a review to insanity later later tonight.

elvisdechico (April 21, 2004)

folly is a great band!

that is all...

COBRA-VERDE (June 11, 2003)

Good god. Was it worst fucking band name night or what?

Anonymous (June 10, 2003)

spitvalves were the first band i saw live and they keep getting better and better.

Anonymous (June 9, 2003)

yep.Spitvalves ROCK.
go to this show if you live near Orlando- June20th @theSocial w/Spitvalves,The Planet Smashers, and the Know How...all 3 of these bands own...

also, FOLLY is good too....

Anonymous (June 7, 2003)

whole wheat bread are funny guys. i remember at one show he said "this is a love song. its called 'diarrhea'" or something. it was great.

Anonymous (June 7, 2003)

cmon now. Folly is soo much better than any of these bands combined. One of the most original bands around today.

And arben folly is one hot dude.


TJmoney (June 7, 2003)

2 minutes from DeLand what!! had I known the spitvalves were at this show I probably woulda went...I heard about a whole weat bread show but didn't know the spitvalves were there...spitvalves at the sapphire (the social is not cool) on the 20th I might go to that one...

GregSka (June 7, 2003)

Tito sounds like a pretty cool guy, he would have fit in perfectly with my band a couple years ago

Anonymous (June 6, 2003)

yeah folly is cool like that. im from jersey and no matter who they play with they draw. they literally can fit on any local band bill. whether its with the banner and survivors or like last picked and other local ska bands that i dont know much about.

thefirstfive (June 6, 2003)

the score is for Eddie and the Cruisers! Best movie ever!

Anonymous (June 6, 2003)

folly rocks. and someone mentioned how they can play shows with a lot of different bands. they mainly play with a lot of local ska bands. but they do fit it under hardcore/ska/anything lineups. in short, folly rocks.

Anonymous (June 6, 2003)

way to say what folly sounds like. you just said he screamed and didnt wear shoes. sweet review.

ps. folly is head and shoulders above the spitvalves. folly is one of the few bands that can play shows with converge and then play shows with the spitvalves and still fit in.

tenderbransonx (June 6, 2003)

"Orlando Punk Scene."
Sigh... I wish...

Anonymous (June 6, 2003)

A few things:

1) I was at this show.
2) Its Folly, not Folley.
3) Folley played second, Whole Wheat Bread played third.
4) Brownie Points suck the fat cock.
5) Playground Heroes were supposed to play this show but an endless game of phone tag led to them getting screwed out of their spot by Brownie Points.
6) Shows at Happy Daze are weird, the only time I've ever seen all the kids sit comfortably while the guys in their 30s started a pit.
7) Jim Tramontana from Alias Clark is now playing bass for Spitvalves.
8) Huzzah for Orlando punk scene reviews on punknews.org. I'm co-promoting the Punk Awards this year so I hope it gets this kind of coverage.------------Ryan T. Murphy, 411mania.com

Anonymous (June 6, 2003)

It's "Folly" and they kick ass! One of the most original bands I've heard, they mix metalcore with SKA, of all genres. Definitely worth a listen.

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