It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Well, I’ve probably seen most of you out and about, but it’s been a while since I’ve been behind the lens at shows I suppose. Anyway, I’m glad to be shooting again and I couldn’t think of a better way to get back into the swing of things than by shooting a few of my favorite locals at one of my first and favorite local haunts – Hang Fire.
Opening up the night was Generation Pill, a grungy, garage tinged throwback to 90’s rock in the best way. Hints of Nirvana and Dinosaur Jr. crept around in their sound for sure, creating a sound that was a definite draw for me. Their fuzzed out, super riffy guitar work really nailed down Generation Pill as a band I’ll be keeping on my radar.
Next up came Wet Socks, Retro Futurist’s resident garage/surf rock duo that never fails to get the crowd moving. I swear I could see Wet Socks 4 times in one week and not get enough of their sound. And judging from the average reaction of their audiences, I guess everyone else would say the same thing.
Wrapping up the night was another powerhouse group from Retro Futurist, Crazy Bag Lady. After a few months of solid touring and the release of their debut album, Hunks, the local Savannah post-punk/something group have had a string of ripping shows right here in their home city and this one was no different. I’m not sure if their raucous, beer soaked, duct tape laden set would be something that would make Jello Biafra green with envy or grin with delight for the future of punk.
Check out a few shots below and make sure to hit the jump for the full set! See you soon Savannah!