Thursday, October 2, 2014
Meet Lexxi Vexx & The Modern Gentlemen!
Lexxi Vexx and The Modern Gentlemen have made their recorded debut with the five-song CD Evolution Of The Modern Gentlemen. As soon as I heard it, I wondered where this band has been all my life! This is definitely my kind of music! With her strong, charismatic vocals and clever, provocative lyrics, Vexx makes quite an impression. But rather than overshadowing her band, she works in perfect sync with her supporting players. She and the Modern Gentlemen play classic sounding punk with a Pacific Northwestern rock n' roll backbone - at times speeding things up to suggest a modernized take on early '80s So-Cal hardcore. Fronted by such a dynamic and original talent as Vexx, this is a band that defies typical comparisons. You'll surely want to pay attention if you loved, say, The Gits or Legal Weapon. But this group has its own sound entirely - one that's gutsy, energetic, and a whole lot of fun! Sing-along opener "Big Shiny Bomb" seems to be the hit, but the blistering title track and "Don't Break My Heart" run hot on its tail. And for a pure adrenaline rush of breakneck punk rock, it's hard to beat "Dolla Billz". Given that this is such a new band, this debut sounds remarkably evolved (No pun intended - I double pinky swear!). I believe a debut LP is already in the works, and I'm expecting huge things. By this time next year, your friends, neighbors, and nefarious rivals will all be talking up Lexxi Vexx like crazy and planning tattoos of the band logo. Beat 'em to the punch now!