The Dickies blew through Savannah last week with their upbeat, take-no-prisoners punk rock. A solid crowd turned out at The Wormhole for the blazing set that was punctuated by wonderfully absurd props, just enough technical problems to keep it real, and blazing energy.
I’m also assuming that there was at least one Savannah first: I bet no other frontman has called his audience a bunch of “fried chickenin’, weeping willowin’, Georgia peach eatin’ motherfuckers.” Or something like that. Leonard Graves Phillips has been lead singer of The Dickies since their founding in 1977, and he’s still got the magic. He’s a brilliant showman, and the rest of the tight, tight band seemed to be having as much fun as Phillips was.
Savannah-based Jeff Two-Names and the Born Agains proved a brilliant choice to open — and not only because hissing lawns’ Petee Worrell plays bass in the #dadband. The punk quartet had just the right amount of explosiveness and irony to loosen up the crowd for The Dickies’ onslaught.
Lots more shots of both bands after the jump: