In a time past, some of it documented here, shep. and I used to spend a lot of weekends hauling all over the South to see bands, both national touring bands who didn’t play in the Thrill, or bands from here we just loved. So it was appropriate on Friday that, after failing to acquire Passion Pit tickets, we ate a ton of delicious food at the Front Street Brewery, investigated a shot named “Surfer On Acid” (Surfers On Acid is the name of my new garage punk band, FYI), and drifted down the street to see AA play at the Soapbox. It is good to see bands you love in places other than their home bases, because it means there is an entirely strange group of people hollering lyrics and thrusting PBR tallboys into the air in emphasis. It is good to see bands you love being successful, and happy, and talented.
You should stream “Rattlesnake” off their latest live record below. It is, as always, wonderful.
Full photo set is here.