Saw this band live last night. Nowadays, of course, they're known as Preoccupations (a crappy name for a band, but whatever), but I still think of them as The Band Formerly Known as Viet Cong (or TBFKAVC, which just rolls off the tongue).
They focused on the new album, which I don't enjoy as much as the 2015 album, but it's still solid. They closed with "Death", the lengthy closer from their 2015 album, and that was worth the whole night all by itself.
I got the tickets for free several weeks ago, when I bought the new album at my local store and learned that the band had offered free tickets to the first X number of people who bought their album there. I don't generally go out to shows all that much or seek out shows to attend, so it's likely I would have never gone otherwise.
They played at an Atlanta venue called The Masquerade, an ancient and hallowed place that has been kind of the go-to place for the punk and goth crowd over the years. Sadly, the building is getting demolished and is being moved to the Underground Atlanta area, but I was lucky to get to attend one last show in this old haunted house of a place, even though parts of it seem to be falling apart already.