Talking with the group about making Breaking and Entering and getting back onstage
On a warm evening in early May, the parking-lot stage outside Soft Junk was buzzing with a combination of trepidation and crackling, anxious excitement.
For the majority of punks and black-clad rock ’n’ rollers milling outside the East Nashville art space, this was their first sight of live music since the world shut down 14 months prior. In loose huddles sprawled across Howdywood (as the outdoor area is sometimes called, after a nearby sign), everyone seemed to be asking the same thing: “Is this really happening?”
But it wasn’t just the prospect of seeing dudes shred on guitars for the first time in a hot minute that had tough guys on the verge of shedding tears. Something even more unlikely than the seeming end of a global pandemic was happening onstage: Hans Condor, a legendary presence in Nashville punk, was back.
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