First connotations; Joe Strummer, The Clash, Gogol Bordello & King Kahn. The Black Needles are a rootsy rock trio from distant Sao Paolo and they kick big ass. No Bullshit Rock/ Punk /Grunge /Rockabilly. Gtr, bass & drums, and the guitar sounds like it ought to sound. No wonder the local promoters (Sshaking records) who brought us King Kahn and the BBQ show, were responsible for this awesome gig we saw last night at Levontin 7, took some wild videos, hopefully we`ll share those with you in couple of days. Anyhow, from the very first note I have heard from them, I have drifted back to the ‘London calling’ days, yeah, that right, and last night was a sort of Clash revival night, that`s what they really remind me of, and if those guys will survive the winding road they have chosen, that`s not the last time you heard about them.