The Star Bar played host to CL’s music issue party Saturday night, and I DJ’d the hell out of that place. The Keystone Lite on draught was flowing like water, and every band that played was totally on point. Gold-Bears kicked things off at 9 p.m. and from there it was Mermaids, Balkans, the Coathangers and Howlies. Downstairs in the vinyl lounge Spencer Garn (of the Soulphonics) and Mark Carbone (A Fight to the Death) were set loose on a drum and electric organ jam. Upstairs was a debaucherous scene, the kind of night that would have given Hieronymous Bosch hours of material with which to work.
It was humid as hell, too, which always has a tendency to bring out the most feral qualities in this town. So needless to say it was a lively crowd that reacted with full force to the music. Shots of whiskey and Jägermeister were being handed out like candy at a Halloween parade, and from my perch behind the turntables at the back of the room, every band performed like their lives depended on it.
The Howlies were the only group to experience any technical difficulties, but they swapped out cables and played on like it weren’t no thing at all. Their new songs are fantastic, and when they tore into a cover of the Ramones’ “You Should Never Have Opened That Door” from Leave Home the place went nuts. It was all over.
Sometimes the stars align just so, and a party of epic proportions blows up without warning, and that’s what happened Saturday. If you were at home sulking about America losing the World Cup, or if you were down the street scratching your chin at the New Pornographers show, you missed out. This shit was epic.
Check out the rest of Perry Julien’s photos from Saturday night.
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