White Lung are always a popular draw here in O-town. I saw them a few times at Babylon back in 2011 and 2012, and it actually seems a bit weird that it's been over two years since their last trip to town. They have a new record out, Deep Fantasy, and are running around North America with the folks from Pop. 1280. Also on hand were Pregnancy Scares and Bonnie Doon, who also have new releases to share.
Bonnie Doon went nautical for this gig with sailor's stripes, beards and tattoos. Also, a stuffed shark. Here's Sara and a coffee-bearded Madison.
Leslie rocks the Flipper tattoo.
Keltie hits !
On to Pregnancy Scares, frequent openers for White Lung. Pierre works the crowd! Not working - the microphone.
As you can see, Davey is in his official show shirt.
There's just not enough to swing from at the House of Targ.
Pop. 1280 followed with a set of synthetic pulse and Cop Shoot Cop-styled holler. I picked up their first album largely because they were on Sacred Bones (along with Zola Jesus, Amen Dunes and others) and was mightily impressed. The Jim Thompson reference didn't hurt either. Instead of bass guitar, Allegra Sauvage applies some low-end throb; Andy Chugg mans the traps.
Shirtless action with Chris Bug!
Ivan Lip is just behind him.
And so on!
Savage Sauvage action!
On to White Lung, who ripped through another killer set for an increasingly sweaty crowd. Since their last show here they've lost bassist Grady; Hether Fortune of Wax Idols now handles the low end.
The whole lot!
Mish works the crowd!
And so on!
Unfortunately I was too slow to grab a Bonnie Doon tape.