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Best. Show. Ever.

June 2nd, 2014

Thanks, Hometown!

We don’t say this sort of thing often. But our May 31st show at Brooklyn’s Hometown Bar-B-Que was arguably one of the best gigs we’ve ever played.

The place was packed with old friends (and a few new ones). The sweet smell of slow-smoked meat filled every dark corner of Hometown’s two massive rooms. Beth Lee and the Breakups, deep in the middle of their first summer tour, did a killer job of warming up the stage, and showed a room full of New Yorkers why exactly Austin has the reputation that it does.

The cooler full of beer certainly didn’t hurt—and neither did the bottle of tequila, courtesy of Hometown owner (and barbecue master) Billy Durney, who jumped onstage and hyped the band in his usual low-key and understated way. Twice.

Contrary to what the photos might convey, we did actually manage to bust out a few songs between all the tequila shots.

Blame it on the food, or the room, or maybe just the giant pack of die-hard fans who immediately started to dance their asses off—and didn’t stop until the last chords of the second encore were through—but it was one of those rare, thrilling nights when everything seemed to come together just right for us.

Huge thanks to Hometown Bar-B-Que, Beth Lee and the Breakups, and all of you who made the journey out to Red Hook and made this such a tremendous night.

And for those of you who missed it, here’s the next best thing: A collection of photos by our old pal Cory A. Dann. You can see his photos here.

 

 

All photos are copyright © Cory A. Dann 2014. Check out the complete photo album here.

 

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