On Wednesday night, the downtown Raleigh dive Slim's celebrated the second installment of its 15-year anniversary, or "Anniversapocalypse." The Backsliders, The Bleeding Hearts, The Vibekillers and El Dealer (the first band to play the former Lakeside Lounge) joined; all four have helped pour the foundation for Slim's.
The Backsliders, who strangely began the night, opened with a menacing instrumental, "Twang," which allowed lead guitarist Steve Howell to stretch out more than normal. Even in this loose environment the group seemed to be as tight as ever. There has been talk of new recordings from the group. Check some videos of their set from last night below.