by Dan Bolles
It's been about six months since last we heard from Rebecca Kopycinski's — aka Nuda Veritas — "monthly" local music TV show Burly Song. Due to time and money constraints, it seems biannual editions will be par for the course for the foreseeable future, which is too bad. It's a nifty show and offers nice exposure for local bands. But in these troubled times, we'll take what can get.
This time around, we get local indie-rock outfit Villanelles. I haven't seen the band since I wrote a live review of a show they played at Radio Bean with reigning Queen City pop-punk darlings In Memory of Pluto last year. IMOP was clearly the more polished act that night and have gone on to become one of the area's more dependably excellent live bands. By comparison, Villanelles displayed a healthy degree of potential but were a bit rougher around the edges and seemed about a year or so away from really hitting their stride.
Judging by this video, it seems they've done just that — and almost a year to the day after I first saw them, no less. The sound quality here is a little rough. But it certainly whets my appetite to catch them live again soon. Say, maybe this Friday at The Monkey House? Take it away boys . . .