SXSW: The Sonics at Emo's
|Photos by Craig Hlavaty|
The Sonics opened with "He's Waiting" with its big bad sax lines and Little Richard-style yelps that defined their two landmark albums. Than ran through an hour set of all their garage standards like "Shot Down" and "Strychnine" as the crowd stood in. They are still still a very muscley and hard cracking band, over forty years on. Raunchy ass rock and roll lives on.