@qsnyc tearing into "Omission" during the @so36_club gig in #berlin. What can I say about seeing this band l've loved since the beginning of the 90s now live for 1st time ever? While watching the gig I was overcome with the feeling that to me, they encapsulate pretty much all the aspects I love in rock music: the songs ebb and flow effortlessly, going from punishingly heavy riffage to gorgeous melodic passages in a heartbeat, shifting from enormously loud walls of sound to being quiet like a whisper. The lyrics are similarly multi-faceted, moving from contemplative & poetic to blunt & harsh and back again. @waltertown is a super tasteful guitar player, and has to be one of my favourite singers ever: his voice is certainly one of the defining elements of Quicksand's music with its beautiful-broken timbre. Alan Cage is a monster of a drummer, whose dynamic playing complements the other instruments masterfully. And @smurffedout's bass playing & tone was like a punch in the gut, you know, in a good way. It would have been cool to see Tom Capone on stage as well, but alas, it was not meant to be. Hopefully he gets better in time, making it possible for the original foursome to still record and tour together. However, the songs sounded still huge with only one guitar, and the whole gig was a complete joy to behold. Onstage the guys were super charismatic and intense, but at the same time charming, sort of goofy, and fun as hell. For me, Quicksand are truly one of the finest bands in the world (I would also like to take the opportunity to mention that these guys’ track record with their other projects/bands is pretty much flawless as well), and this show was really one of the greatest I've ever seen. I'm sure I will remember this night fondly for the rest of my life.