I got to catch a matinee show by my buddies in The Mooks yesterday afternoon. They played an unusually early time slot starting at 4pm at Hole in the Wall. That's perfect for us old timers, leaving plenty of time to make an early bird dinner before hitting the sack. OK, I'm not quite to that point yet. Still, it was nice to be able to see a great band in a time slot that didn't roll over into the next day.
The Hole in the Wall is a great dive bar on The Drag (Guadalupe St. along the UT campus for those not familiar with Austin.) It's a friendly place with cheap drinks, low cover, and great local bands. I've played there myself a number of times over the years. This time I was there to enjoy the show and, of course, snap a few shots. The low budget venue means that there are just a few lights thrown up with random color gels. Green, red, and some daylight spilling in through the door to the patio meant for an awful color mix that defies any sort of reasonable white balance. So, it was black and white to the rescue, not that I've ever complain about that. Here are a few shots I liked.