Hunters - Photo by Chris Skiles

Hunters – Photo by Chris Skiles

Openers  Big Ups  got the night going in a sweaty direction. Intense performances from  Ex-Cult, Hunters and  and Speedy Ortiz  were solid, with Ex-Cult especially, and their crazed, laser-eyed singer, made the audience pay attention. Calvin Love and Homeshake  added some dancey diversity to an overall trashy-rock showcase, curated by hep Brooklyn-based booking agency, Panache.
Photos by Robert Szypko and Chris Skiles.
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