PHOTOS: The Cult & Holy White Hounds at Variety Playhouse

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Legendary British rockers The Cult returned to Atlanta on Tuesday night to rock the enthusiastic Variety Playhouse stage.

Opening the show were alt-rockers Holy White Hounds from Des Moines, Iowa, yet everything on their surface screams SoCal 2001. From their look down to their banter between songs about spider-web nipple tattoos inked down the street, the Hounds go hard. Expect fuzz-heavy guitar solos played whilst lying down, speaking in tongues.

Holy White Hounds at Variety Playhouse

Holy White Hounds at Variety Playhouse

Holy White Hounds at Variety Playhouse

Holy White Hounds at Variety Playhouse

The Cult took the Variety Playhouse stage at 9:30 and put on a hard-hitting set laced with Ian Astbury vocals trading off melodic lines with guitarist Billy Duffy’s over-driven licks. The sold-out crowd showed who they were there to see when The Cult launched into super-hits “She Sells Sanctuary” and “Firewoman,” but even belted along with newer cuts off of their latest studio release Hidden City. The Cult are seasoned vets and let their line of post-punk classic rock do the talking.
The Cult at Variety Playhouse

The Cult at Variety Playhouse

The Cult at Variety Playhouse

The Cult at Variety Playhouse

The Cult at Variety Playhouse

The Cult at Variety Playhouse

The Cult at Variety Playhouse

The Cult at Variety Playhouse

– Recap and all photos by Ryan Fleisher

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  1. That would be the legendary Ian Astbury, who’s vocals traded off melodic lines with guitarist Billy Duffy’s over-driven licks….C’mon Ian Anderson sings and plays the flute ,but not for this british band.

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