A potato flew around @ 01:36 am
Opening the show were Pains's old buddies Ablebody. They have toured with TPOBPAH before and They share a couple of band members . Other than their touring with Pains, Ablebody aren't really that well known outside he LA area. They have a similar sound to Pains but are more minimalist in the fact that they only have 3 members. Post punk veteran Frankie Rose was up next. You may remember her from her past bands such as Crystal Stilts. Dum Dum Girls and Beverly. She has been with her solo band for a while now. Frankie is touring for the first time in a while in support her upcoming album which I think is her first in about 3 or 4 years. The new songs sound deeper and darker than her past stuff but still have a liltiness to them. Lasting tonight were The Pain Of Being Pure At Heart aka Jay Reatard's favorite band (or maybe not). The Pains have been doing it for about 10 years. I'd say I definitely prefer their older stuff which has more shoegaze elements.