Jan. 25, 2008
By Katie Bricker
It appeared all of Athens made the exodus to The EARL in East Atlanta to check out The Whigs’s highly anticipated CD release show for Mission Control.
If you have been to The EARL, then you know how it can quickly turn into a sauna. So, thank God it’s winter otherwise I would have had a heat stroke due to the amount of people that were packed in there.
To be honest, I had never seen The Whigs before going to see them on Friday night, but after their high energy and tight performance, I can safely say that I am fan.
As the band set up and sprinkled the stage with their signature life-size cardboard cut-outs of celebrities with spray painted eyes, fans moved closer and closer to the stage to soak up every inch of their upcoming performance.
When the band finally jumped on stage, I found it nearly impossible to get in close for a shot. But then, they began to play and I understood why everyone was drawn to them. It was truly amazing how much sound they produced as a three-piece. Their songs were filled with hooks, their musicianship was solid and their fans stared up at them with Cheshire cat smiles as they sang along.
It’s rare to see bands that make it look this easy. Their unpretentious approach to their music was refreshing and inspiring to watch. Seriously, if you haven’t seen The Whigs, I highly encourage you to go check them the next time their in town. You won’t be disappointed.
Check out photos from the show here.
Category: Live Reviews