Club Congress, Tucson, Arizona
Just as a first impression, the show was enjoyably grimey. With parts of the crowd already amazingly drunk at 7:30 p.m. and the second opener, Gates, toting a sign offering free merch for weed and a place to sleep, I knew I was in for something fun. The first act, a band called Horse Black from right here in Tucson, was really solid. While they might not have been very technical musicians, they great slow garage rock sound and picked good songs for the super heavy mix that the Club Congress engineers love so much.