Wilmington’s Onward, Soldiers are spending a lot of time up in the Triangle these days, and I, for one, couldn’t be happier — the Open Eye is not an ideal performance space, weirdly shaped and full of graduate students with laptops who don’t understand why there is a rockin’ band playing and also made of concrete, but they were great there last night, sharp and funny and they actually sounded fantastic despite the less than ideal conditions. They played a mix of stuff from their first LP, Ghosts In This Town, and new stuff that intended for their forthcoming sophomore album, theoretically dropping in May.
They’re just all such good musicians, which is what I always think of when I see them live or listen to the album — they switch instruments effortlessly, they harmonize and move perfectly from sound to sound; country and rock and roll and in between. Hit their Facebook page to hear some tracks and hear how well they do just about everything; they’re fun, they’re talented, and, in a great sign for a band, I don’t think I will ever get tired of shooting them.
A few more shots behind the jump, and a full photo set here.