Doom Flamingo: A Wild 80’s Synthwave Party That Never Ends
October 22, 2018 11:02
Words and Photos by Nicholas Lintz
We were super fortunate to get invited out to Doom Flamingo’s second and third show this past weekend where we were nothing short of blown away. Doom Flamingo is a side project featuring the boisterous vocalist Kanika Moore (Motown Throwdown), bassist Ryan Stasik (Umphrey’s Mcgee), Ross Bogan (The Movement/Robo Trio), saxophonist Mike Quinn (artist at large), Thomas Kenny (Terraphonics), and Stu White of (White/Bogan Duo).
We found ourselves losing track of time and our dance moves from the moment Doom Flamingo hit the stage. Doom started each show with a dark improv jam right before Kanika stormed the stage and stole our ears with her powerful voice. There was no time to catch your breath or take a break as Doom Flamingo mashed the gas the entire show. The band did an amazing job of capitalizing on each one of the artistindividual talents during showcase solos across the night. Each show was filled with deep soulful vocals, dark synths, heavy basslines and filthy sax and guitar solos.
These shows were honestly like nothing I had ever seen before, an extremely rare take on wildly fun 80s synthwavejams. They were truly one-of-a-kid. The reception from the audience was loud, emotional and energetic both nights. We were floored, and I found myself speechless. Doom Flamingo hits hard with fresh originals as well as improv takes on 80’s covers. One of the things that surprised us the most was how different each night's show was, as you will see in the setlist below. Obviously, a lot of love and hard work has been poured into this project. It is surprising that they have only played three shows together with the amount of precision and fluidity that they unveil. Weare extremely excited to see what Doom Flamingo has in store for us next. If you haven’t gotten on the D.F. train yet, you should. This new group is truly testing the waters of sound. Do not be surprised to see these guys hitting the festival circuit here soon.