By Julia Kazar Last Friday night, Davey Porter and the Young Republicans, The Giggitys, and local legends CD Truth rocked Annabell’s in Akron. The night began with Davey Porter and the Young Republicans, a right wing punk rock activist band. The idea behind the band came about as a sort of reversal of the punk politics of the Reagan era. Now that a Democrat is in office though, it didn’t make sense for these punks to rebel against a party that wasn’t in power, so instead they decided to speak out against President Barack Obama and company. To enjoy this music don’t take what they say too seriously, especially with songs such as; “Barack Osama,” “Who Would Jesus Bomb” and “Get Back in the Kitchen.” Even though the crowd was a little small, those who were there really enjoyed the show. Next up was a local favorite, The Giggitys, a straight up rock band that might remind you a lot of The Nimrods, mainly because three members of the group were also in The Nimrods. There was a noticeably larger crowd by the time The Giggitys took the stage, and with the combination of the crowd’s drunken state and their excitement for the band, there was also a lot more dancin’. The highlight of the show for the crowd was when the band performed a brand new song called “Balls Deep in Love with You.” It was a crushing hard rock n’ roll song; the crowd loved every second of it; some were even trying to sing along even though the Giggitys had never played it for an audience before- but hey, why not. My personal favorite though was when the band covered the classic song “Good Lovin’” by The Rascals. Even though it doesn’t seem like the style of song that The Giggitys would perform, they put their own unique sound in it, and made it work for them. To end the night, 15 year Akron rock vets CD Truth took the stage. One of the best things about this band is that they make an effort to make their songs relatable to the Rubber City, their audience. One of the band’s biggest hits of the night was “Y-Bridge” the crowd loved it and sang along as best as they could throughout the whole song. While it wasn’t one of my personal favorite songs, because the crowd loved it so much you couldn’t help but get into it as well. In spite of the fact that the band members are a little beyond the prime rocking age they still bring their A game to their shows. And if you ever have the chance to see them perform live, take it, because the energy that these guys bring to stage is hard to find anywhere else.
C.D. Truth/The Giggitys Show Round Up