These shots were taken by our dear friend Justin Parr, using his fancy fish eye lens at time, crawling all over the stage and bar in his flip flop, fearlessly getting up super-close. This performance happened at the Limelight in San Antonio in fall of 2008, and was a whirlwind performance, when we closed down the bar after rousing sets by the Cartographers and the Blowing Trees.
These photos were taken by Jennifer LeDuc in Austin Texas when Buttercup opened up for Rob Dickenson, of Catherine Wheel. Joe couldn't make it to the gig until late, so we conscripted John Dufilho (The Deathray Davies, I Love Math, Apples in Stereo, John Dufilho) to take Joe's place on guitar. He was awesome. The sound system and venue wasn't. We did our best to battle thru enormous bass feedback, horrible woofiness, and new screeching sounds especially invented for this event. The carpet of the venue was soaked with some foul liquid -- beer, urine, cat pee? Awesome.