Friday night at Delmar Hall 4 Hands Brewery celebrated their 6th birthday by having Bully, The Fuck Off And Dies, and Bagheera play a free gig for 21 and over.
As the doors opened I made my way to the front of the stage and waited for the show to start. I started talking to three women that were in the front with me who had drove from Northern Illinois for the show tonight.
Bagheera got the night started off. The husband and wife duo of Ted and Heather Moll (with an added bassist). Last year saw their first release in thirteen years ‘Shooting Rockets Towards the Sun’, since 2004’s Twelves.
Next up was the Fuck Off And Dies. The band is a side project of the lead singer of Story of the Year, Dan Marsala. The punk band sings a lot about drinking and uses the f-bomb like no one’s business. They were a perfect band for a Breweries birthday party. After a few songs a lone crowd member tried his best to get a circle pit going but had no luck. Eventually a small mosh pit did form. Toward the end of the set the band covered a song by The Bouncing Souls ‘True Believers’.
By the time Bully took stage Delmar Hall was at capacity. This was the second time the Nashville-based band had played Delmar hall on their ‘Losing’ tour. Matter of fact they kicked off the tour here back on November 2nd, I would have been at this show but I was in London at the time. This show is about the halfway point on this tour before making their way to the West coast. Front woman Alicia Bognanno (who interned at at Steve Albini’s studio, Electrical Audio, where she also engineered and mixed both of Bully’s albums), guitarist Clayton Parker, drummer Stewart Copeland and bassist, Reece Lazarus took the stage around 11:00pm. Banter was at a minimum as the band plowed through their set.