The Bootleg at Atomic Cowboy brought together bands from far and near during a rocked-out show on Thursday night.
"All the bands involved are genuinely excited about being involved. It's kind of something that's bigger than all of us," Matt Stuttler says of Garagefest, the three-day festival scheduled to take place February 21-23 at the Heavy Anchor.
Snarling, slamming and pretty darn groovy, "All Hits" comes from "Allez Allez," the new album by the Night Marchers (a San Diego-and-beyond band featuring members of Hot Snakes, Rocket From the Crypt, Tanner and Delta 72, among other outfits).
The room smelled like cigarettes, perfume and cold air. The pre-concert hum of the Old Rock House crowd, waiting on Bass Drum of Death, was punctuated by a guy telling the girl next to me that he was actually, right then, in the middle of composing a blues ballad. Really now? She sipped her drink, politely.