Besides watching the Super Bowl (damn Steelers), I've been listening to a lot of Killing Joke today. Harder than punk but not as hard as metal, they influenced both. Metallica covered "The Wait" on their 'Garage Inc.' album a few years back, and the main riff of "Eighties" was allegedly ripped off by Nirvana for the "Come As You Are" intro. Hear it for yourself:
If you weren't at Club Dada on Saturday night, you missed a hell of a show by Los Campesinos! and Titus Andronicus. I jumped around. I danced. I had a nice conversation with Gareth, the singer, at the end of the night. I had a great time. They put a smile on my face.
"Death to Los Campesinos!":