This marks the second half of our special Anti-Flag feature, as Pittsburgh’s political punk titans set off on their Record Release World Tour earlier in the week in celebration of their forthcoming LP, The General Strike, slated for a March 20th release on SideOneDummy Records. We examined the making of this album in detail with yesterday’s interview with Anti-Flag drummer Pat Thetic, so we won’t get overly wordy on you today.
The first few weeks of this US tour run are with special guests The Flatliners and Have Nots. The Flatliners are known for their relentless touring schedules, continually honing a sound that infuses skate punk with the melodic sensibility of post punk veterans Hot Water Music an the like. With a slew of well received releases on the now legendary Fat Wreck Chords, The Flatliners wasted no time getting the floor moving at The Barbary in Philly’s Northern Liberties neighborhood Wednesday night. The band continues to support their most recent 7″ Count Your Bruises, which hit streets via Fat Wreck Chords last year.
Have Nots hit the ground running in 2009 with their debut release Serf City USA, which saw the band support such scene mainstays as Dropkick Murphys, Less Than Jake and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, to name just a few. Currently this Boston-based outfit is touring in support of their most recent LP, Proud, released in May of 2011 on Paper and Plastick Records, which saw positive reviews from critics and fans alike. They proved to be a welcomed addition to this solid touring package that saw fans show up early and kept the floor moving until closing bells.
We know you are here for the pictures, so without further ado..
All pictures by Anne Spina of Anne Spina Photography.