Next up was a band called Summer Luvers, an eclectic rock-n-roll band from Long Beach. I talked briefly with their lead singer, Mike Vermillion. He described his band as "influenced by New York pre-punk bands like Richard Hell & The Voidoids and Television." The band began as a "goof" for a friend's summertime party, but then they kept playing and recording. They have a single coming out soon on Paper Made Records.
Finally, the Abigails played. They definitely have country-n-western influences, but with a darker twinge, a la Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. They sort of remind me of the soundtrack to the movie The Proposition. Their twangy sound, and deep-voiced vocals are reminiscent of an older and more depressed Hank Williams. Ironically, their live set was fun and full of energy.