I’m not saying you’re dumb if you didn’t come out to The Jinx last Thursday to see Nashville’s four guitar army, the entirely over-the-top-but-somehow-it-works Diarrhea Planet, but you certainly could be making better decisions. After witnessing them stun a packed room at the 2015 edition of the Savannah Stopover, it was a no brainer for me. Super tight, hooky as hell, slightly ridiculous, hypnotic, and just plain old joyous guitar worship/heroics were in full effect once again. Seriously, it’s more than a little hard to believe it wasn’t shoulder to shoulder in The Jinx.
Athens’ Burns Like Fire was an inspired choice to open, too. I definitely remember liking them the last time I saw them, but I heard a lot more Hot Water Music in their tunes this outing, and that alone is enough to win me over. Great vocal interplay, energy and songwriting. All in all, a fantastic night of guitar rock.
Bill and I both got tons of pictures, as both bands were photogenic and energetic on top of sounding great. Hit the jump for lots more.