The party was last night at Star Bar and it might have been my last show in Atlanta before I move. If that's the case, I'm glad the Barreracudas and the Soulphonics & Ruby Velle were on the bill. The Barreracudas were around 10 to 20 times better than I expected. They have some sweet, juicy garage punk going on. Their jam "Dog Foods" especially got the crowd moving. It might actually be about dog food.
Here is singer Adrian Barrera doing his best impression of John Bender from The Breakfast Club. That's a Personal and the Pizzas badge on his lapel.
Ruby Velle was just nuts. I have to see her act live again. All the old soul covers you wish someone would do plus originals. Ms. Velle's voice and charisma are such that you can't help but be bummed Amy Winehouse gets to be famous while our lady remains a best kept secret. (Bear in mind that I have a weakness for horn sections.)
Judi Chicago was cool, if you like getting pelted with glowing orbs and/or Gang of Four's later stuff.
Boy, am I ever gonna miss this place.