You know it’s going to be a good year if Larry Jack ends up in the pit on New Year’s Day.
And you know 2016 is going to be an interesting year when you kick it off with a lineup that guarantees tons of hits from perverted search strings. (You should see some of the sketchy search terms that draw freaks to our early 2014 posts with photos of Perfect Pussy, Crazy Bag Lady, Tonto, and Wet Socks.)
The garage rock duo Wet Socks hadn’t played a hometown show in a couple months (an eternity for them), so they predictably attracted a big crowd that couldn’t stand still. And was that the first Wet Socks encore ever? Not sure, but The Stooges “I Wanna Be Your Dog” seemed like a pretty good way to close out a rollicking show.
We are sure looking forward to more Wet Socks shows and songs in 2016 — and we hope that Hunter and John don’t wait too long before putting out a followup to their awesome album Drips.
OK, The Nude Party remained fully dressed, but what a freakin’ party. The 6-piece from Boone, N.C. plays rock and roll with an occasionally poppy, bluesy, throwback, even post-punk vibe (if that makes any sense at all) and it seemed like they could play pretty much anything. Igor drew a comparison to the early Woggles, assuming I heard him right over the din of songs like this:
Grimsel is the young Savannah duo of Grant Furton and Garrett Kemp, and they were so tight it’s obvious they’ve been playing together for a while. They’ve got a dense, shoegazey sound that varies a lot in tempo and volume. You’ll be hearing from Grimsel again.
Not a bad way to break in 2016. Tom and I both took some pics (shock), and we had no say over the funny/horrid holiday decorations behind the stage.