One of my favorite rock bands, The Throes, will be performing live tonight at Lion & Bull in Haymarket, Virginia. The show starts at 9:30 p.m. If you can make it, I definitely recommend it. I would be there if I wasn’t in Cleveland.
I occasionally borrow a song title and/or some lyrics from The Throes (with permission!) to incorporate into my short stories. “12 Before 9” is also the name of an album by The Throes and “Fortune” is a song from their third album, Ameroafriasiana. “Mess With Me,” scheduled to appear in the next issue of Needle, borrows its title from a song on 12 Before 9.
Here’s a video I took when The Throes played Lion & Bull about two years ago, although the audio is substandard because it was recorded on a small Flip camera: