Poster by Billie Buck
Photos by Casey Holder
The opening night of the inaugural AH-FUCC at Ghostcat Lounge was an ideal house party in that it packed, rowdy and not a single cop stopped in. NGHT HCKLRS opened everything up with some menacing instrumental hip hop, leading into Fort Never’s trip-hop infused R&B. Hikes’ math rock intensity and gorgeous melodies seduced the crowd and then Basketball Pants (performing on the sly as “Baseball Pants”) kicked things up a notch with their irresistible brand of pop punk, ramping things up perfectly for the daringly named punk supergroup SXSW before Karaoke Underground closed everything out by letting the crowd fulfill their own punk singalong aspirations. It was a perfect start to the festival and we appreciate everyone coming out, and Ghostcat Lounge, TuneCore and Fare for their support. Now please enjoy Casey Holder’s photos from the evening!