February ended and with it came the much anticipated Twin Peaks double show at Total Drag. If you weren't there or have never heard of the band Twin Peaks, definitely check out their music. These Chicago dudes played at Total Drag last year and it was such an awesome show that this year they agreed to play two shows in one night, and it was one of my favorite shows so far this year.
This time they brought their Chicago pals Uh Bones along with them and each band played twice that night. I hung back and enjoyed the energy and sounds while browsing records for the early show which was packed and had been sold out for a while before the actual date of the show.
Though I did jump up front for a few songs to snag a few photos of our local lo-fi gang Th' Rattletrap:
The late show started with some of our other rad locals, Tenenbaums, and they opened the show with lots of energy and had everyone hyped for the rest of the bands.
The late sets of Uh Bones and especially Twin Peaks, had a goofy, crazy, and just a general loose feeling that all added up to an incredible show that felt unique to the space and the people involved at that moment. There was one point where a couple of the guys from Uh Bones came over near me in the crowd and got everybody to start dancing, and later when Twin Peaks finished their set a few mic stands and random junk from the stage was thrown all over and the crowd and the band all sort of merged together and everyone had cheesy grins plastered across their faces.
It was pretty rad.
Click on any of the above images to go to my blog where you can see all the photos from this show and others! And go support your local scene!