After a four month delay due to a a broken wrist The Father Figures recorded and released their second album “All About Everything”. The CD release show was at the Crescent Ballroom in downtown Phoenix; a fabulous venue for live music. The night opened with the last show by Vellum. Their set of garage rock with a side of psychedelica was truly a jaw dropping experience. How can a band so good not play anymore. It’s sad but I was damn glad I was there to hear it. The Smoke Bombs played their debut set at the show. This band is Chris Yeoman’s project after the split from Asses of Evil. They played a tight set of bombastic punk rock in the vein of early Clash or Social Distortion. The Father Figures played all the songs from their new CD plus a few old ones. For three songs Bill Goethe joined on second guitar to add some extra oomph.
I’ve got a video of Transparent for you:
Also a video of Caviar:
And a slide show.
Photos by Michael Cornelius and Unique Jackson.
AZPX made a skate video for the release show featuring the album’s title track.