Washington, D.C.-based music blog All Things Go was gracious enough to invite me to photograph Bad Books at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ. (Thanks again, Jared!) All “Cinco de Drinko” jokes aside (if it’s going to have a stupid nickname, shouldn’t it at least be “Drinko de Mayo”? Who do I talk to about changing that?), the band put on a great show, complete with faux-Counting Crows covers and plenty of witty banter. Bad Books, a side project of Manchester Orchestra and solo act Kevin Devine, were invited to support Silversun Pickups on a US tour.
Even with SSPU’s bassist away on maternity leave, the band put on a stellar performance. Although I’m admittedly a new fan, they seem to have played all the favorites. I’ll let you read the full report over on the All Things Go site once it’s live (complete with my photos!). Links to come shortly.