Friday April 24, 2009


Go Bar
(With The Pinx)

Athens, GA


Review by Kristen Danch-Powell


Sometimes you've got to just embrace your life even when times are tough. Chris McKay took this idea to heart when he rocked out on the Go Bar stage with the rest of the Critical Darlings last night despite having a concussion. He just can't stay away from the rock! I'm utterly amazed at his ability to still maintain some semblance of his trademark rock star energy while suffering from head trauma. That's nearly superhuman!





Although the sound quality at Go Bar was rather horrible and Joe's microphone was most tragically dead, Chris McKay & The Critical Darlings still managed to fill my ears with some of their most danceable tunes. Their songs never cease to pull me to my feet and put a smile on my face. They've got a style that hearkens back to the days of classic rock, and there's a certain edgy joy in all of their lyrics which is evident in every one of their performances. And, on top of all of this, they're some of the sweetest guys ever. I seriously urge everyone to check these guys out!





…Basically, the night was a blast! You've gotta love Athens!



What Chris remembers the set list to be...

 1. The Only Way
2. Sometimes I’m Sam
3. Sadder Day
4. Rage On
5. Phony
6. Waiting For The Siren
7. Scared Of Myself
8. Towel Cape Song
9. Worms On The Pavement
10. Happy Here And Now




Click here for more pics of Chris McKay and the Critical Darlings & The Pinx at Go Bar in Athens.




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All pictures by Amanda McKay. Copyright 2009.