New Supergroup Hammered Hulls Hits The Road For The First Time

Members of Ex Hex, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, the Nation Of Ulysses, the Make-Up, Edsel and the Warmers walk into a bar. No, it’s not the setup to a Jon Wurster joke or a benefit show at the original Black Cat club from 20 years ago. Instead, it’s a double bill of Hammered Hulls and SAVAK at Philly’s Boot And Saddle. This month, D.C. post-punk supergroup Hammered Hulls—vocalist Alec MacKaye, bassist Mary Timony, guitarist Mark Cisneros and drummer Chris Wilson—came to the City Of Brotherly Love to play their fourth ever show, with Brooklyn’s SAVAK—another supergroup featuring Sohrab Habibion, Michael Jaworski, James Canty and Matt Schulz—opening. MAGNET photographer Chris Sikich was there and came away realizing this is harDCore circa 2019.