On a blisteringly hot day, Amyl And The Sniffers rearranged the molecules of a sold-out Boot & Saddle with their quantum punk. Amy Taylor led the charge with fierce vocals—and her Daryl Hannah-in-Blade Runner look—that entranced the crowd into the rowdiest antics seen at this South Philly venue, with multiple stage divers nearly kicking the lights out of the ceiling. The raw energy from Amyl And The Sniffers will only take these Australians further into the rawk stratosphere. Philly’s the Out-Sect opened with a stellar set.
—words and photos by Chris Sikich