By Chet Greason
Kill Effect, the band that blew everyone away at the Friday night show at Kin Summerfest last year, has been booked to play the Kinsmen Club’s St. Patrick’s Day Party on Saturday, March 16 at the PRC.
“We’ll be bringing what we always bring,” says frontman Jason Watts, who explains that what they bring are fun covers of songs spanning several decades. “We have everything from great oldies like the Beatles, CCR and Neil Young, done Kill Effect style of course, to lots of ’90s rock such as Rage Against the Machine, Nirvana and Bush, to more modern tunes from bands like Seether and Three Days Grace.
“We also have a few surprises we hope people won’t see coming from a hard rock band like ourselves.”
Kill Effect is that perfect combination of elements, the kind that left the crowd wowed at Kinfest. Undeniably a metal band, their songs, both covers and originals, are catchy, melodic, and instantly recognizable. Couple that with a dynamite stage show that features mindblowing lights and even old televisions, and throw in a raucous, high energy exuded by Watts, bassist Steve Leslie of St. Marys, and drummer Shawn Lockrey, and you’re left with one hell of a show.
The show coincides with the band’s new EP, which features six new songs. At the time of press, Kill Effect was just waiting for the album cover art to be finalized before it’s made available to the public.
The Kinsmen’s St. Patrick’s Day Party runs from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. and costs $10 to get in.
“All I can say is we hope everyone is ready to rock and make March 16th an amazing night,” says Watts. “We will do our best to bring a show that will have everyone partying.”