You were invited to the Montgomery Punk Rock Prom on Saturday
A few weeks ago, Montgomery’s V-8 Death Car punk rockers said they were waiting for the right time to return to concerts.
That wait is over, and now it’s time to party the Punk Rock Prom style on Saturday at the Sanctuary, 432 Goldthwaite St.
“We’re here to do what we want and have a good time,” said V-8 leader Trey Martin. “A live show is the most important thing we can do.”
It’s an event for all ages with $ 10 coverage. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and music starts at 8 p.m.
Besides V-8, the evening will feature two other Montgomery bands, One Like Son (Stephen Poff, acoustic) and punk rockers Abusements, as well as Birmingham horror punk band McRyatts. Plus, DJ duo The Black Lodge will be playing music all night long.
The event marks the release of the EP Bomber, in which V-8 Death Car and Abusements cover each other.
There will be a photo booth, snacks from Fennel & Fig, and guests can vote for Punk Rock Royalty, with prizes from Seville to The Hilltop.
Temperature and identity checks are mandatory at the entrance.
“We’re hungry and we’re ready to start playing,” Trey said.
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Trey said V-8 took some during the pandemic to work on music.
“We have about three or four tracks on demo. So we’re looking to have that be the start of our next album,” Trey said, adding that he’ll definitely come on vinyl.
It’s a record that will sound a little different than what you’ve heard with V-8 before. Bassist Chase Bonds and Trey credited lead guitarist Sam Martin with giving V-8 Death Car a considerable sonic change from their first two records.
“It’s going to be different, but it’s going to be awesome,” Bonds said.
“I just love to play the guitar,” Sam said. “If I can do it in front of people, that would be great.”
Drummer Lindsey Gray said she has come to appreciate live music from the audience’s perspective. She found herself fascinated by a farmer’s market bluegrass show and realized how many times she had missed shows like this because she was watching something online.
“I don’t think it’s going to happen again anytime soon,” Gray said. “If there is live music, I’ll be there. I think a lot of people feel the same way.”
On the group side, Gray said she was missing the tour that COVID conditions cut off, with everyone in a vehicle traveling together from location to location. “The kind of stuff we used to do when we didn’t have to worry about the transmission,” Gray said.
In his spare time, Bonds said he started to dabble in music production.
“I really want to make a new record and release it, hopefully around that time next year,” Bonds said.
As well as working on the music, Trey has hopefully stayed in shape. He has to do this if he wants to keep jumping off the stage, over a barrier, like he did at Rockin ‘Halloween Bash 2020 at the Sanctuary.
“Your knees are blinking in front of your eyes… Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t,” Martin said. “But no matter what, there will always be a story to tell at the end of the night.”
Contact reporter Shannon Heupel of Montgomery Advertiser at [email protected]