Decibelios Club is a punk club run by our new friend “Cabeza” from the well known Montevideo punk band, “El Ultimo de los Ramones”. Earlier in the day Cabeza and Camila from the all girl punk band Rameras Punk were incredibly helpful in introducing me to people in the punk scene in Uruguay, including a couple of legendary bands Trotsky Vengaran and Buitras, who I hope to feature in depth here soon.
Decibelios is a classic underground venue (the stage area is literally in a basement underground) with a real punk rock feel.
It has two floors and the bathrooms reminded me of the famous CBGBs in NYC. It’s only been open about a year, but its already got some serious history with nearly all the major bands in Montevideo and beyond playing there at some point.
Each night before a show, the crowds gather in the street, socializing and drinking beer, until the shows begin, usually around midnight or so.
This evening Decibelios featured a roster of 3 bands including The Jaguarhouse playing 2nd.
Jaguarhouse hit the stage around midnight or so and while they aren’t a prototypical punk band, they do have some songs with heavy dose of 70s mixed in with a bit of punk influence. To me, intensity is the operative word when it comes to Jaguarhouse.
Here is a video of one of their songs from the evening, so you can feel free to judge for yourself.
More updates on the trip in Montevideo coming soon and for more pics of the evening and The Jaguarhouse, check out www.flikr.com/punkoutlaw