Review and photographs by Kirsten Ferguson. See more of Kirsten’s photos from this show here.
Oregon garage-rock trio Pierced Arrows last played Valentine’s two years ago, putting on two high-spirited shows there about six months apart.
Before that, married couple Toody and Fred Cole, who form the core of the band along with drummer Kelly Halliburton, had never made it through the Capital Region on one of their frequent tours – not even during the 20-year tenure of the Coles’ previous garage-punk band, Dead Moon.
Perhaps they like us, or maybe they’re just making up for lost time, but Pierced Arrows returned to Valentine’s in May – even graduating to the upstairs stage this time for a show opened by Albany’s stomping surf-punk band Banzai Washout.