After a two hour drive, parking rather illegally, and wandering the streets of Harrisburg looking for the damn show, I finally made it to the Dragonfly Club to catch Teenage Bottlerocket. These Wyoming boys rarely make it out to the east coast, and on account I’m a huge fan (my first post was on them), I was definitely extremely stoked for this show.
I got in the rather swanky club, and it wasn’t crowded, but decently full (21+ show). I missed a bunch of the local bands, but got there in time for The Good Things.
The Good Things
Traveling from Detroit, The Good Things are your standard bar rock band. They played really tight, but they seemed to lack energy on stage, relying on The Suicide Girls (who also happened to have a booth at the show) dancing on stage to make up for it. The Good Things are a little too straight up rock n’ roll for me, and I got bored about halfway in their set.
After a few raffle callings, The Copyrights were up next. I’ve heard good things about The Copyrights, but never got a chance to check them out. Blasting into their set of ’77 influenced punk rock, they asked if they could start over since they were out of tune. Before starting over however, they made sure to poke some fun at The Suicide Girls (“I bet your parents are really proud of you!”) and any guy that hit on them (“And to all guys who hit on them… you’re really unique! I’m sure they don’t ever get hit on by your type!”). They played a very solid energetic set, and the originally apathetic crowd broke into a pit.
Second Hearse Same As The First
Kids Of The Black Hole
Charlie Birger Time
Planet Earth 1994
Get The Fuck Out
After The Suicide Girls did some topless raffles or something, Teenage Bottlerocket came on stage and blasted straight into “Bottlerocket”, and didn’t let up the entire night. Taking cues from The Ramones, they played their infectious pop-punk with very few breaks (leaving us in the pit extremely exhausted). The floor was completely beer soaked by the end of their set, and I’m pretty sure that my girlfriend and I were the only sober ones there. Teenage Bottlerocket definitely were “on”, and judging from the response of the crowd, they should play the east coast more often (take a note if you’re reading this guys!) They played a decent mix of songs from both “Total” and “Warning Device”, and were even able to sneak one in from their first album “Another Way”
Setlist (from what I rememeber, not in order)
-In The Basement
-Gave you my heart
-Welcome to the Nuthouse
-Blood Bath At Burger King