Hot Snakes toured nine cities in the United States in November (including Brooklyn, NY on Thursday, November 16th), with the final scheduled for Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Underground Arts. The formerly defunct band, who will release a new record next year, was joined by Duchess Says of Montreal, Canada and Pile of Boston, Massachusetts. The show fell on the day where Malcolm Young of AC/DC died so the venue played AC/DC in between sets and John Reis declared that he was now the greatest living rock guitarist after Young's death. I photographed all three acts for the gallery which appears above.
In mid-August, Hot Snakes surprised fans by announcing they are releasing a new record in the spring of 2018 on Sub Pop Records. During that announcement, they revealed a nine city US tour that would occur in November. Last night, the reunited band played at The Bell House (their first time there since December 2011) with SAVAK and The Piggies.
I covered the show for Brooklyn Vegan and the full gallery is now available here.
Photo of Rick Froberg of San Diego, CA band Hot Snakes performs at Brooklyn, NY's The Bell House on Thursday, December 1, 2011.
The band broke up in 2005 and is in the midst of a very brief reunion tour which made two New York City area stops (The Bell House on Thursday and Hoboken, NJ's Maxwell's the following night).