the evens: live in dallas
ian mackaye + amy farina of the evens :: dallas, TX
The Evens played their first TX show ever last night at the Public Trust, and it was a rousing, collaborative affair between band and audience that, by design, had the feel of a campfire protest gathering. Ian MacKaye led the attentive -- and seated -- audience through an hour-long set of intensely melodic, minimalist (but deceptively complex) punk shout-alongs, which were driven by the duo's uncanny harmonies, and the interplay between MacKaye's propulsive baritone guitar and Amy Farina's distinctive drumming style. One of the most engaging and memorable show-going experiences of the year. The band plays Austin tonight; check these guys out if they come to an atypical venue near you, you won't regret it.
(all photos by david)
poster by brian gibb