Photos: Glasvegas, Thrushes, Bad Liquor Pond @ Ottobar

Debate night or Tegan and Sara sapped much of the pull from this show, which should have been substantial.  The night featured a killer set from local mainstays Bad Liquor Pond (captured here by the Baltimore Taper), a spectacular set from Baltimore lush-rockers Thrushes (probably top of their game, which is ironic since they are on hiatus now until next year to regroup the loss of their drummer Ryan Sterner) and a charming set from recent hype-darlings Glasvegas.

Bad Liquor Pond was really in the groove, nailing their mid-tempo blues-n-psych as I’ve never heard them do before.  Thrushes was firing on all fronts, sweeping and grandiose waves of emotions swirling about enough to make anyone woozy.  Sadly, they were cut criminally short…just before they were to premiere some new material.  Glasvegas put on a set that was the epitome of showmanship, a mysterious and heady immersion hewed from the same cloth as Thrushes, namely the Phil Spector set.  The stage was pitch black and minimally lit by nearly exhaustive red dwarfs hanging above the stage and brief and brilliant flashes of white strobe, lending them a bit of a supernatural, otherworldly silhouette fitting for their spacious and reverbed-out, dark pop compositions.

Enjoy the photos from our newest photo contributor Ryan Creel, shooting in the difficult black hole lighting situation.

All photos: Ryan Creel

Bad Liquor Pond



Related posts

  1. Last Chance- Thrushes/Glasvegas/Bad Liquor Pond GiveawayLast chance kiddies. Enter the contest!  We’ll be contacting a...
  2. Photos: True Womanhood, Weekends, Bad Liquor Pond @ the Metro Gallery (2009.02.25)All photos: Greg Szeto Bad Liquor Pond   Weekends True...
  3. Thrushes / Glasvegas Contest[Audio clip: view full post to listen] MP3: Glasvegas –...
  4. Photos / Audio: Thrushes @ Lord Baltimore (2009.08.29)Baltimore’s Thrushes have had a bit of a time this...
  5. Photos: Thrushes, Sick Sick Birds, The Art of Shooting @ the Metro Gallery (2009.11.06)Flickrshow will appear here! var Thrushes = new flickrshow('Thrushes', {set:'72157622630438155'});...

One Response to “Photos: Glasvegas, Thrushes, Bad Liquor Pond @ Ottobar”

  1. Alex Mudge says:

    I’m not a big fan of unnecessary cursing, but sometimes it’s needed for effect. Like Thrushes’ “Heartbeats” is a fucking ridiculously good song.

    It’s been a year since Greg and I first became aware of Thrushes while working for a print entertainment paper.

    Thrushes was the first in-person interview I ever did as an music “journalist.” This band is great for many reasons, but remains close to me for sentimental ones.

Leave a Reply