Former Darkness man gets the leather out for Austin show
The frontman, formerly of The Darkness, got a fan to hoist him onto his shoulders towards the end of the band’s 11pm (CST) show at Emo’s Annex, with the fan making a circular walk around the venue while Hawkins played guitar.
Hot Leg were pulling out all the glam-rock stops for the show. Hawkins wore a leather jumpsuit complemented by his perm-style hair, while the four-piece head-banged throughout the set, playing impressive guitar solos along with falsetto wailing.
Hawkins almost slipped a cover version into the set, saying, “Shall we play a Todd Rundgren song?”, instead choosing to close the show with their own number ‘Cocktails’.
Hot Leg played:
‘I’ve Met Jesus’
‘You Can’t Hurt Me Anymore’
‘Gay In The ’80s’
‘Whichever Way You Wanna Give It’