Crotch rock is on the rise in Lawrence. If it wasn’t clear from the likes of Gnarly Davidson, then Godzillionaire (a band that gives zero fucks about its name) has sealed the deal.

On Friday night they shook the Jackpot stage with their terrorizing brand of grunge. They stomped around the stage, growled heavily, and slayed with sweet guitar riffs. This band likes to play around with tempos, but breaks it up with different sections. We seriously don’t know where one song ends and another begins.

Their stage presence is truly intimidating, though. As an audience member, you’re not sure if they’re going to kick you in the teeth or tear themselves apart. Godzillionaire is like the Tool fan who’s drunk and alone at the bar and wants to fight you. You don’t want to do it, but you kind of want to see what would happen because some men just like to watch the world burn.

The terrifying band’s been in the studio lately, so you’ll hear a lot more from them soon.

Words and photos by Fally Afani



Fally Afani is an award-winning journalist with a career spanning more than 20 years in media. She has worked extensively in radio, television, newspapers, magazines, and more.

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