PHOTOS BY FRED MILLS
Kick out da jamz, motherforgetters! NC’s mighty Spider Bags just released their new album Frozen Letter on Merge this week (grab the red vinyl LP edition, natch) and to celebrate the band bum-rushed our sister business Schoolkids Records for a riotous 90-minute performance that found a packed house bouncing around and singing along like it was the Ramones they were seeing and not a “lowly” local act. Neither lowly nor, for long, local, however: my spidey sense tells me that the Spider Bags are poised to make a serious national breakthrough. Below, check out some of my favorite photos from the in-store performance.
(Last photo above is of band fan/friend Ivan, who got up with them to sing when vocalist/guitarist Dan McGee forgot the first verse to one of the songs – ya saved the day, Ivan!)