The Girls 2021 started the evening taking their speed punk and adding a surf rock and sci-fi twist. The group has an EP (The Sharron is Karen) available for free on their Bandcamp page if you want to take another listen.
Then the Little Big Bangs happened. Maybe I don’t know all the details, but here’s a rundown of what I saw. The band knew they were out of time and decided to just stay on stage and play another song, opting to knock over all the venue’s mics and stands on the way out, not to mention the bassist knocking the glasses off of a staff member. I try not to focus too much on the negative with these recaps, but LBB showed themselves to be immature and classless this evening. Hope you enjoyed your tirade, I’m pretty sure we won’t see you back there anymore.
Thankfully, we had the Coathangers to make sure the evening ended on a positive note, with the quartet getting the crowd bobbing along to their sometimes sludgy, sometimes poppy, garage punk. One moment you want to goofily dance along, the next you want to pump a fist along with drummer Stephanie Luke’s growls. If you’re still seeking a soundtrack for your raucous party time needs, Larceny and Old Lace is available on Suicide Squeeze Records (for only $5 right now!).
-Yup, it was dark. Prime lens barely eeked out enough light to get some shots, so I went B&W with their shots.
–Their music video for “Hurricane” is pretty energetic and a good one to get a sense of the band.