Thursday, December 24, 2009

hard girls.

In the last few months, I've managed to get back in touch with some old friends from San Jose. I drove out there last weekend to check out some of these kids in their latest musical incarnation - Hard Girls. Morgan, Max and Mike all come from other bands (Pteradon and Shinobu, among others), and also play with frontman Jesse Michaels (of Operation Ivy fame) in another project called Classics of Love

I was stoked to see these guys play again, even if it meant waiting in line for a couple of hours outside a small San Jose art gallery. They opened for punk legends (and sell-outs?) Against Me!, which brought a huge crowd of psyched kids and reminiscent adults. It was an awesome show, and great to see some old faces. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the night.

Hard Girls:
Against Me:
Bob holding up the speakers against the crowd:
Also, if you want to hear some songs by Hard Girls, check out Quote Unquote Records, where you can download their EP on a donation-only basis. So if you dig it, throw down a little cash, but if you can't afford it you can still enjoy the awesome.