PHOTOS: Alec Stanley Seven, Oh Dorian, Scouts, Last Year’s Men – Live @ the 567

Saturday night marked’s LAST show of 2011. We’ve had an amazing year with everyone from David Dondero to Lost in the Trees to Sunglow to Eisley. We were thrilled to have Saturday’s show for more than a handful of reasons, the most prevalent being that our staff could start gearing up for the non-stop party that 2012 will be.

Last Year’s Men took the stage at the 567 and got the small crowd that showed up early moving with their danceable surf-punk (?) via Chapel Hill. These guys were young, probably 18-20, but they knew exactly what they were doing and did it well. It makes sense that they were just signed on by Paradigm Agency because in a year’s worth of development and touring, they’re going to be playing to the crowds they want.

They were followed up by Scouts, our good friends from Kansas City who delivered 40 minutes of indie-pop bliss. Think As Cities Burn meets Manchester Orchestra, minus the things that you don’t like about both of those bands. At times they were rough around the edges but impressive overall. Good, quality Midwesterner’s.

oh dorian was next up and was as pleasant as always. Heather & Jared have crafted a beautiful record and it’s complimented by an equally interesting live performance that one has to be a part of to understand. Their newest cassette has the coolest packaging I’ve seen in my life; The tape comes in a bound wallet with a family photo printed onto it. Each cassette’s packaging features a unique image and contains individual family photos that contain the lyrics of each song. She has 3 of them left so get in touch.

Finally, Alec Stanley Seven rounded out the night. Clearly the main pull for the night, the one-time reunion of members made for an excited and nostalgic crowd. Just about everyone their was singing and dancing as the band played through the songs that earned them a large following around Macon last year. Check out all the photos from the show below!

– Sean Pritchard