We're going to start the story out with the most important thing we learned all night, then we'll get to the review. We got to the bar a little before 9:30 p.m., which in our minds was super early. Not so much! The first band had already started. From what we heard through the grapevine, weekend shows are always going to start early now at The Loving Touch, with the new goal being to have them done by midnight to open the bar back up. We can't confirm that's the definite truth, but it's a good thing to keep in mind!
So, our night started early with the first band, Modern Suits from Philly, hitting the stage. The new stage configuration is way better than the old one, leaving a lot more room on the floor for the crowd. But, when there aren't many people there, it also makes it look way more empty. The guys didn't seem to let that bother them too much though and still played a pretty solid set. The five piece has a new EP out now that you can check out here.
Terrible Things, who we thought were playing last which made us think we completely missed Bastardous. Luckily that wasn't true. Terrible Things was great. They were extra great for those of us that were fans of The Color Fred and Taking Back Sunday. But, overall most of the crowd seemed to be into the set and entertained by the band as a whole, especially the 12 string guitar. I have listened to the bands latest album way more often since I saw them play on Friday. So, that's always a good sign. I highly suggest checking Terrible Things out next time they are in the area. Until then, check out their album Pre-Transmission that's streaming on their Facebook page.
Bastardous, featuring Nick Gigler, Rich Tschirhart and Tony Vegas. We don't really know much about this band yet, but we're guessing Wedge and Chuck just didn't show up for The A-Gang practice one night. Nonetheless, we are looking forward to catching up with those guys and finding out more about them soon. Head over to their Facebook page and give them a "like" so you can be sure to catch their next show! After Friday night, we're really looking forward to hearing more from this threesome.
Thanks again to Brian Southall for bringing this show to town. We hope everyone else enjoyed it as much as we did!