Filthy Friends at The Teragram Ballroom

words + photos by Joe Cortez

Filthy Friends, the powerhouse combo featuring Corin Tucker, Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch and Linda Pittmon, stopped by LA's Teragram Ballroom on Wednesday night, August 30 for a thunderous night of garage rock polished to perfection. Currently on tour in support of the band's debut long player, "Invitation," (available now via Kill Rock Stars) the band is set to play Seattle's Bumbershoot festival this weekend before heading to New York and Chicago later this month.

Delivering in spades, the night was especially important for me on a personal level as it was my first ever chance to photograph one of my rock heroes in Peter Buck and not just photograph him but stand mere feet away as he proceeded to shred mighty alongside quintessential riot grrrl Corin Tucker. Suffice to say, I had a pretty good night.

Check out my photos from the night below and for more be sure to like Filthy Friends on Facebook.