HillyTown Presented: 1.30.09

lady Magma - Photo by Bryan Bruchman

We had the second official HillyTown.com Presents event at Slainte on Friday, January 30th, 2009, with the help of local party-starter Neon Garden. The show started with a blistering 15-minute set of snotty thrash punk from Ye (listed on the show as Data Entry, but I guess they mutated into a whole new beast on their way to 24 Preble Street), then came two great Brooklyn bands who were actually pretty new to me.

Ye - Photo by Bryan Bruchman

Pass Kontrol‘s music covers a lot of ground – from tight danceable post-punk to groovey anthemic rock, all with a smile and sense of humor. It’s almost easy to miss the great musicianship because you’re having too much fun.

Pass Kontrol - Photo by Bryan Bruchman

Pass Kontrol - Photo by Bryan Bruchman

Pass Kontrol - Photo by Bryan Bruchman

Pass Kontrol - Photo by Bryan Bruchman

The show’s headliner, Lady Magma, offered the most pleasant surprise of the night. From their Myspace page I assumed they’d be pretty scrappy, but lots of fun. Well, the fun part was right, but they were incredibly tight, plus they put on a great performance. More post-punk goodness (think Delta 5 or the Slits)!

lady Magma - Photo by Bryan Bruchman

Lady Magma - Photo by Bryan Bruchman

Lady Magma - Photo by Bryan Bruchman

Lady Magma - Photo by Bryan Bruchman

Lady Magma - Photo by Bryan Bruchman

Pass Kontrol and Lady Magma merch table - Photo by Bryan Bruchman

Thanks to everybody involved! The next HillyTown Presents event will be back at Slainte again on Sunday, February 22nd!