Ash hold a special place in my heart. I was a big fan of them as a teenager back in Scotland in the mid-90s. It really was no fault of theirs that they eventually dropped off my radar, as they've apparently been churning out pretty solid material ever since. To be honest I didn't even realize they were still together until I saw their name on the SXSW schedule.
So, I went to tonight's show looking forward to indulging in a little nostalgia, but came away pleasantly surprised at how formidable a live act they still are. Maintaining a frenetic pace throughout, they were highly enjoyable to watch. And, as creepy as it might sound, I could photograph bassist Mark Hamilton all day. He's a lofty chap, and when you combine this with his continual posturing and contorting it makes for some really cool pictures.