Last Saturday night marked the end of an era for The Motor Primitives, as the almost four-year-old rock quartet sent off two of its members with a farewell show at the Harmony Bar.
Kat Spring (lead guitar) and Matthew Sanborn (bass guitar and vocals) are taking leave from Madison while the former completes her Ph.D., a familiar story in a town tied to the cycles of the university. Pam Barrett (lead vocals and rhythm guitar) and Robin Davies (drums) will be soldiering on with the Primitives; they're "working on a new sound" and getting prepared to announce their new bandmates.
"This is the show that we say goodbye to Kat and Matthew," wrote Barrett a mere five hours taking the stage.
"We're going to celebrate the last 3 years of Harmonious rock and roll at the Harmony bar and, yes, we're ready to throw down! We're gonna play everything we know."
One of those songs was "Batter Up" from their 2006 release Be the Engine > Long Play. Penned by Barrett, the Primitives' performance of the song was captured on video by her husband, Mike. The live concert clip follows below.