New Orleans punk rockers Trampoline Team return to the Buccaneer Lounge on Wednesday, August 12th. Fresh off an appearance at the Pelican Pow Wow Records Pow Wow (a two-night music fest in New Orleans), the three-piece joined a bill that included Memphis bands Manateees and Aquarian Blood. The New Orleans and Memphis punk connection seems to be getting stronger, with the two cities intertwined by New Orleans artist Giorgio Murderer releasing records on Goner and Manateees releasing their debut album on Pelican Pow Wow. While they might not have the harsh aesthetic that Manateees perfected on their debut album released last year, Trampoline Team packs a punch with plenty of shredding guitars behind Sam DeLucia's pissed-off vocals.
Also on the bill is new-ish Memphis psych band Blackberries, who also have connections to local bands like Aquarian Blood, Lady Lapanto, and Richard James & the Special Riders. Blackberries are an exciting new band made up of mostly Memphis transplants who are barely old enough to play in the dive bars they've been frequenting lately.
Rounding out the bill is Buldgerz, an on-again/off-again hardcore punk band that features members of the Goner group No Comply. Buldgerz don't play very often, but when they do they inspire all kinds of crowd interaction that the kids these days call "moshing." It should be a great show, with three very different high-energy bands showing what they've got, and with only a $5 cover charge, there's really no excuse not to be there. Shortly after their Memphis appearance, Trampoline Team will travel to Kalamazoo, Michigan, to play a festival with Memphis-based punk band Nots, strengthening the New Orleans and Memphis connection even further. Solidarity makes the world go round.