Started in 1988, Girls Against Boys, were one of the oldest established bands to play Saturday night at Sound on Sound 2016.
Lead vocalist Scott McCloud took the stage with a shiny red guitar and velvet red shoulder strap.
“We’re Girls Against Boys, and we’ve been around for a while,” McCloud said.
The band had their last tour in 2009 in Poland and Russia. But in May 2013, they resumed touring and making reappearances at music festivals, supporting their new EP Ghost List.
The crowd stood patiently, many long time fans of the band. “Welcome back,” was heard shouted from the audience throughout the set.
“So great to be in the great state of Texas,” McCloud said.
Originally started in Washington D.C., the band made the long trip down south.
They started with the song “Kill The Sexplayer” off their 1994 album Cruise Yourself. This song also featured on the soundtrack for the 1994 movie Clerks.
Bassist and keyboardist Eli Janney, rocked out on stage, and switched from instrument to instrument.
Old time fans shouted out requests for their favored songs, “Kick,” “Basstation,” “Tweaker.”
McCloud and Janney, with the rest of the band, bassist Johnny Temple and drummer Alexis Fleisig, played one of their most popular songs “Bullet Proof Cupid” and the crowd raged in contempt!
Ending the set with “Disco Six Six,” Girls Against Boys thanked the crowd, who stood there wanting more.]]