NASHVILLE PUSSY / HONKY

Ventura Theater; Ventura, CA; 07/10/02


Reviewed by Snidermann

Honky, a three piece band from Texas, took the stage first. The music was a combination of Molly Hatchet and ZZ Top. Actually, these guys are better musicians than ZZ Top. The presentation was loud, hard and mostly concerned drinking, women and grass. These guys know how to have fun and everything about them shows it. Rock'n'roll, attitude and having a good time are all what Honky are all about.

But nothing prepared me for what I was about to see next.

Nashville Pussy hit the stage and all at once my musical world found a new favorite band. Lead guitarist Ruyter Suys had long blond tresses and wore a bikini top - both of which she flung around with wild abandon. Bassist Katie Lynn Campbell, a tall, very well built brunette, liked to hold her bass in her crotch and turn around and wiggle her ass at the crowd often. Drummer Jeremy Thompson, a tall lanky fuck with a faded Motorhead t-shirt on (extra points!) and the other guitarist/singer Blaine Cartwrite, (pudgy, long hair, balding on top), literally belted out tune after tune. I took this all in during the show's first 30 seconds. 

What followed totally caught me and my son by surprise. The band started to play a Southern rock/heavy metal mix that literally shook the crowd to their core. Tune after tune belted out from the speakers with enough energy to light a large city with energy to burn. All the while Ruyter ("blond bombshell" cannot accurately describe this female while she is on stage) danced around in her skimpy outfits, flinging her long hair. This chick was not only the best female guitarist I have ever seen, she could possibly be the best lead guitarist I have every seen and I have seen a few in my twenty some-odd years of going to rock shows. 

Most of the music had a simple theme; sex, drugs and little to nothing else. The power and charisma of the bandmembers was simply explosive and totally entertaining. 

When the show was about over, singer Blaine Cartwrite got a bottle of beer and shook it, then sprayed it out over the crowd. When only about half was left, he stood behind Ruyter and pours the rest onto her ample cleavage before letting her have a sip. I really enjoyed watching her take that long, sensual sip (and me without my fucking camera!). 

As the show neared its end, Ruyter added to the titillation (pun intended) by stripping down to nothing but a bikini top and G-string. She mounted the side amps and did a very sexy dance twenty feet above the audience. Yeah, the music was awesome (I bought their new CD the very next day) but the live show was one of the best I have ever seen. 

Check out Nashville Pussy at www.nashvillepussy.com for some band information and some incredible pics. If you ever get a chance to see this band live - and I mean ever - I heartily suggest you do. I can sum up my feeling about this show with two words; HOLY SHIT!!


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