April 14, 2013 - The Goddamn Gallows brought their ghoulish, twangy fusion of punk rock and fresh-off-the-rails Americana to Smith's Olde Bar last night for a show that was equal parts honky tonk, hardcore, and circus sideshow. A rowdy crowd pelted the stage with half-full cans of PBR most of the night, and the band didn't hesitate to return fire. Come to find out, a washboard is good for more than just making music and cleaning clothes. It's also a pretty decent line of defense against incoming beer bombs.
"We are the Goddamn Gallows, from nowhere," frontman Mikey Classic said. Originally formed in Michigan, the Gallows have toured relentlessly over the past few years, earning a cultish following for their high-intensity live shows while often living out of their van, squatting in houses, or staying just about anywhere along the way. On stage, the band is as restless as they are in life, constantly switching instruments from song to song, incorporating unique sounds like washboards and spoons, and drawing in the crowd with a series of small skits and other in-your-face antics. Atlanta locals the Vaginas opened the night.
Check out more shenanigans and photos from the show.
Nashville has more dive bars than ATL now that sucks. tbh i think that new…
*Christ, Lord sorry
"Punk" style like this seems like it is the polar opposite of punk. Bradford Cox…
They're kind of starting to look like a joke of themselves. Song's good though.