We Were Promised Jetpacks at Workplay Theater in Birmingham

The Twilight Sad and We Were Promised Jetpacks rolled through Birmingham, Alabama on the tail end of their American Fall tour November 15th, a Saturday night. Workplay Theater hosted the event, and proved to be the perfect size venue for both bands. With a capacity just shy of 300, there really isn't a bad vantage point in the place which leads to an intimate show, something both bands thrived at even with their ability to create lots of noise. This was my second event at Workplay, and won't be my last, nor will it be the last time I see The Twilight Sad and We Were Promised Jetpacks. I documented the night at the edge of the stage with a camera.

Both bands played electric sets, and I have a greater appreciation for each after seeing them perform live. After the show, I milled around the merch tables, chatting and shopping. At the Jetpacks table, I spoke with Darren Lackie, the drummer, about their tour, their latest album and of course Scotland. Even spoke a bit about Scotch which I have an affinity for, although Darren did not share my love of the Islay malts, all that peatiness can be overwhelming. Then we chatted about some of the foods that get a bad rap, such as haggis and blood sausage. Since I already owned the Jetpacks latest LP, I didn't buy any music, but I picked up a new t-shirt (of course) to go along with my new shirt from The Twilight Sad.

Stream the lead single, 'I Keep it Composed', from their latest LP, Unravelling, while checking out the photos.


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