The Truth has been Told – The Nerv at El Rio

TheNerv at ElRio. Photo by Tanja Alvarez.

They are loud, explosive, and in your face. They speak the truth and fight the injustice of our modern society. Sounds like an old school punk band you might say. However, the Nerv is more than “just a punk band.” Anyone who has ever seen one of their live shows understands.

They played a raw and volatile set at El Rio last Saturday. They dished them out one after one blending songs from their previous two releases with new songs. The set began with “Marina Folks” from the band’s limited edition vinyl “Now Crisis.” By the second song, singer Nis Anthrope jumped off the stage making the audience willing participants of her performance.

The tone was rather somber but the songs were captivating.

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About the author: Tanja Alvarez

Tanja was raised in Berlin, Germany but has been immersed in the Bay Area music scene since her move across the Atlantic in 1994. Contrary to her background in classical music, her biggest passion is hard rock, metal, and anything that’s raw and really loud. Taking equal pleasure in writing and photography, being able to combine these two with music is every bit of a dream job. Tanja has worked with many local bands and has been a contributing writer and photographer for Your Music Magazine,, Vallejo Free Press, and currently Blue Jaguar Group.

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