words + photos by Joe Cortez
Nashville natives Bully stopped by Santa Ana's Constellation Room this past Tuesday in support of their debut album, "Feels Like" (available now via Columbia/StarTime) for a night of mighty alt rock.
I immediately took to Bully's set on Tuesday. Their sound scratches that 90's nostalgia itch which I can never get enough of and front woman Alicia Bognanno's vocals are nicely reminiscent of Juliana Hatfield's earlier work (always a plus for me). Despite having formed only two short years ago, Bully displayed the casual shorthand that seems to usually accompany long tenured bands. Buoyed by catchy hooks and compelling riffs, there's an affable frankness to Bully's songwriting that can probably only be appreciated on repeated listens but makes for a great time when played live.
Be sure to check out my photos from Tuesday night, also featuring openers Lovely Bad Things (filling in for Seattle's Dead Soft) and HEAT. Bully's tour of the states continues with a final So Cal date in San Diego at The Hideout on the 23rd with additional shows in Arizona before heading to Europe for the rest of the year. For more on Bully, be sure to visit bullythemusic.com and follow @bully on Twitter.
Bully Photo Gallery
Lovely Bad Things Photo Gallery
HEAT Photo Gallery