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Hop Along Celebrated Painted Shut w/ Thin Lips & Quit At Baby’s All Right

Rachel Barrish May 12, 2015 Live, Reviews No Comments

After everyone had brunch with their moms and grand moms on Sunday, they went to Baby’s All Right to see Philadelphia’s Hop Along perform in Brooklyn for the second time in a week.

Other Philly locals, Thin Lips and Quit came to open the show and get the eager crowd psyched to see the alternative indie/punk/pop/rock band of amazingness. Frontwoman and songstress, Frances Quinlan brought an array of grace with her to the stage as she started off the show with “Waitress”, one of the singles off their most recent release on Saddle Creek Records, Painted Shut. Quinlan sang with an eloquent snarl, a voice so unique that no one could even try to compare.

Her brother, Mark slayed on the drums and fellow bandmates, Tyler Long on bass and Joe Reinhart on guitar and back up vocals brought the heat, literally. Towards the end of the night everyone in the room was sweating. Frances joked, “All our sweat is in this room now, we’re touching you, and you, and you.”

Quinlan bantered off more jokes and told a funny anecdote about a snail and a man who lived in a cabin in the woods. All this done while tuning her guitar, making sure the chords are exactly as she wants them to sound for the next song. They played every single song from Painted Shut as well as a few from their previous release, Get Disowned. The crowd shouted back at Quinlan to the words from “Tibetan Pop Stars” singing, ‘Nobody deserves you the way that I do’.

It’s a sweet honor to see Hop Along progress and challenge themselves so much. They are truly a band that pushes one another to succeed, and without that, you’re just a bunch of folks on stage playing different notes.

Set list:
1. Waitress
2. Buddy in the Parade
3. The Knock
4. Texas Funeral
5. Laments
6. Tibetan Pop Stars
7. Well-Dressed
8. I Saw My Twin
9. Horse Shoe Crabs
10. Happy To See Me
11. Kids on the Boardwalk
12. Sister Cities

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