Skating Polly at Underground Arts
Skating Polly's set was too short. I have too many favorite Skating Polly songs for a ten(?)-song set to even come close to including all of them, especially when they're trying out some new songs too. Ah well, I'll have to wait for them to come back to town as headliners.
Together Pangea at Underground Arts
Together Pangea have released five albums. I don't like every song on every album but every one of them has some total bangers on it. At this point, after five albums, they can put together a set which is basically all bangers, and so they did. They are one of the few bands I know who can get the usually demure Philly crowd moshing, stagediving, and hell just moving at all. What an awesome show.
Protomartyr at Underground Arts
Somehow I hadn't taken any photos at Underground Arts until now. I do not know why. This place has great lighting, though getting trapped on stage left probably didn't help me any at this particular show.
Protomartyr were, as always, incredible. Joe Casey is the voice of modern paranoia, the instruments sound industrial without sounding like Industial Music, and the result is intense as hell. Once again, I'm very glad I got over my initial meh-ness regarding this band. They are awesome.