As a celebration for their upcoming album, Pineapple Grenade, Ballyhoo! also claim to be the inventors of their own shot called the Pineapple Grenade. Photo: Taylor Foiles
On this particular Saturday, Bar Deluxe was the stopping point for the Summer Sickness 2013 CD release tour for Ballyhoo! and Authority Zero. Not overly familiar with either band’s catalog, although a fan of what I’ve heard, I was excited to get a chance to see both of these bands up close and personal and get a real idea of what they’re all about. Also particularly exciting, I was pleased to note one of my longtime fandoms made the bill, the massively under-appreciated Versus The World. I’m a huge fan of their first self-titled album, although I’ve fallen out of touch with them in the years since. They released an album last year, one that’s also excellent, and they’re also quite the catch live.