Birmingham's Seasick Records was the place to be on March 4th as it hosted the "Satellite of Love" benefit for the employees of Saturn Birmingham, who were temporarily out of work due to a fire at the venue. The benefit drew lots of people to the store to participate in a variety of activities to help those fine folks at Saturn. One of the big drawing points of the day was the musical lineup of local acts, which included The Old Paints.
If you aren't familiar with The Old Paints, they put on a show that's a mix of glam, garage, psych, and pure pop. As the band describtes it, they are FunnySexyCool, and I can't disagree with that statement. They have a particular style and look that translates incredibly well to live performances. It's flamboyant and energetic, and I must say I'm a big fan of that combination.
I went down to Seasick to mostly enjoy and support the benefit, but I did have my camera with me. At first, I wasn't going to photograph things, but then I decided to document at least one of the performances, and that happened to be the stellar set from The Old Paints. The band has been performing around Birmingham for a while, and I honestly feel bad this was my first time really getting to see them live. If you're in that same boat, go ahead and jump out of it as soon as they perform again. You won't regret it.
I do want to close things by thanking the folks at Seasick Records and everyone else who organized and supported the "Satellite of Love" benefit for the employees at Saturn Birmingham. It was a great showing of community support for some great folks.
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