Vagabond Gods, Rogue Bar, 2/2/13
"This next song is about whiskey," Bryant said. It must have been "Sour Mash" then! The perfect antisocial drinking song (but in a good way.) Then, they cut into "Suicide Blonde," which Bryant told me was inspired by a bad relationship and the movie 23. Vagabond Gods ended their set with "Turkish," which is one helluva an album opener. It turns out, it's also a really great note to end on.
I couldn't stick around for Snake! Snake! Snakes! Because things happened and stuff and oh well. But I did see them last week at some rained-out gig on Roosevelt Row and they're all alive, they still play really well, and I'm sure I'll be seeing them again soon.
Tonight was a good night. My ears are ringing for a good reason.
Last Night: Vagabond Gods, Snake! Snake! Snakes!, Murdoch, Them Savages, Field Tripp.
The Crowd: Pretty scattered, pretty tough. Roughly half the folks were either in bands, the other half I wouldn't want to get in a fight with.
Overheard: "Yeah, I definitely don't have the lung capacity for THAT."
Personal Bias: I swear I'm not partial to Bryant or anything, he's only the musician I'm most familiar with at this show, but he is kind of prolific and stuff.