ha ha ha ha I find the backlash against the Bad Ink show on A & E most amusing. The people who have partaken of the Kool-Aid are vehement in their defense of the show, claiming that it's 100% real and that none of the tattoos are fake. I mean, come on, no offense, but there's no way in Hell that tattoo in the photo next to these words is real, and not to mention that this posting from April of this year for the show on SAGActorOnline.com looking for someone with space on their body to "draw in a fake tattoo" pretty much confirms that the show isn't real. But so what? It's television. Nothing on there is real. You think those stupid Ghost Hunters shows are real? Yeah right. You think Pawn Stars isn't totally scripted? Think again. It's TV. It is what it is - fluff, nonsensical bullshit filled with mindless drivel, and while I wish Dirk and Ruckus all the best with this, I just don't see it happening. Hope I'm wrong though. :-)
There's all sorts of stuff going on this weekend. My band Aluminum Falcon is playing @ the Dive tomorrow night, in a gig that was supposed to feature Duane Peter's Gunfight, but they supposedly cancelled due to sickness, even though the rumor was that they were never booked to play in the first place, since they're playing at the LVCS on Sat. with G.F.P., Unit F, and a handful of other Punk bands, IDFI being the best of the bunch, so yeah, if you got nothing better to do tomorrow night, come out to the gig @ the Dive. If you're going to George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic instead though, I totally understand. I was going to go to that gig too before this one came up... heh heh
Like I said, the G.F.P. gig is going down on Sat.@ the LVCS, but this gig @ Backstage Bar & Billiards, with the Happy Campers and War Called Home, is much better. Plus, it's Rob's birthday, so you know things are gonna get a bit crazed after a bit. Happy Birthday Sir! Have a drink or 2 or 10 for me. :-) And speaking of Birthdays, on Sat., Tiger Sex is playing Lance's backyard birthday bash, sharing the stage with Some Jerk With A Ukelele, but if you didn't get an invite, I don't think you're welcome to attend. Who knows though. Backyard parties are always fun, and birthday gigs are always fun too, so try not to be a dick and just be Happy and carry cake with you every where you go, in case you feel like spreading the Birthday cheer among the rest of your fellow human beings. I'd give you the gig @ Bar 702 as an option to go to as well, but that one band is playing, and I don't like them, so yeah... ;-)
And then on Sunday, a day that even the Lord rested on, shenanigans of the Earth shattering kind will be on display at the Dive as Demon Lung, Wounded Giant, and Dark Earth play that ultra heavy Grind and Doom and Gloom that people with long hair and a good buzz go ape shit over. Demon Lung's The Hundredth Name hasn't left my Summer jams roadtrippin' compilation I've been rocking out to lately, and if you haven't gotten it yet, you're doing yourself a huge injustice, as that release is nothing short of amazing, so get your ass down to the Dive on Sun. to see Demon Lung fuck shit up along with 2 other bands that, well, the only thing I know about them is that they're Loud, Heavy as Fuck, and pretty Hairy, come to think of it, but they're not Beardcore, definitely not Beardcore... ;-) Like I said, it's gonna be a busy weekend. Lots of stuff to do and be seen doing. See ya there!
I woke up this morning to find this email in my inbox with this outstanding announcement about Demon Lung getting signed to a major label. It seriously couldn't happen to a more deserving band. This is what happens when you're a real band and you get signed to a real label. I remember when I first saw them, playing in front of nobody, and I knew they had something special going on. I kept seeing them perform and I watched them transform into the Metal juggernaut that they are. This band deserves all their rewards and accolades, because they've earned each and every one of them through hard work and perseverance. Again, kudos to you Demon Lung. I wish you nothing else but even more success. Make Vegas Proud!! :-)
Candlelight Records has announced the signing of Demon Lung. The Las Vegas-based quartet, featuring guitarist Phil Burns, bassist Patrick Warren, drummer Jeremy Brenton and vocalist Shanda Fredrick, is set to begin recording its full-length debut in the coming weeks at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California with producer Billy Anderson (Sleep, High On Fire, Eyehategod) for a spring 2013 release.
The band commented: "We are very honored to join the Candlelight roster. To be included among such talented artists is very humbling, and we thank the great people at Candlelight for giving us the opportunity."
Metal Hammer called Demon Lung's four-song demo, Pareidolia, "earthy yet horror-themed doom Metal a la Candlemass with an Acrimony groove." The magazine called Fredrick a "wild-eyed, satanic songstress." Popular music and film site Ave Noctum noted, "Demon Lung has a deft touch and solid sound. Their Music is clearly from the Soul. Fair to say they are a welcomed addition to the ranks of the doomed." Teeth Of The Divine added, "Fredrick has the requisite sultry pipes that keep a steady, hazy tone. She has a deep, bluesy voice that fits the languid music perfectly."
Demon Lung has performed alongside Pentagram, High On Fire, Jucifer, Witch Mountain and Castle and will resume performing once recording has been completed.
How fucking sick is that, right? Again, Congratulations to ya Demon Lung! I can't wait to hear how kick ass that recording is going to come out once it's done. :-) Cheers!
It's Monday. Sad, Sad Monday. :-/
I'm still beaming over how great the Mapes were on Saturday night. Maybe it was my highly intoxicated state of being, or maybe it was because the guys in the band weren't as drunk as they usually are when they play, but damn did those guys sound good. Watching them play in front of an All Ages crowd was the best thing ever! There were a bunch of kids like 5 years old or younger that were loving the costumes the band were wearing, but they hated that it was so LOUD to them! The kids danced around anyways while the band played, and the Mapes called them pussies for doing so. Brilliant. :-) They played pretty much everything I wanted to hear, except for Your Pussy Makes Me Vomit. Bastards. The band opened up with a Civic Minded 5 cover, and I almost walked away in disgust (just kidding) but right after that cover they played Get Let and all was right in the world. They were soooooo good. The Mapes even played a few new songs, including a song that I think was called Delicious (D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S! Delicious!) which just gives me hope that the next Mapes release, which should be out by the year 2036, will be just as brilliant as their first self titled release is. Hopefully they get around to recording those songs that didn't make the album too, like Reptilicus, Ding-Dong and Pigs In A Blanket. Oh, and that Mummies cover would be nice too... hint hint. :-)
Speaking of releases, I bought a bunch of new releases from Panic Inc. when I was at the Arts Factory for the gig, including the new Sheep On A Cliff release, as well as stuff from Die Laughing, Life's Torment, Lethal Injection, Godstomper and Hot Fuck Action To The Maxxx. The beauty of it all is that they are all on cassette tape. Total Old School Baby! As if Larry couldn't get any cooler than he already is, he releases stuff on CD as well as cassette, and that, among other reasons, is why you should support his label Panic Inc. and everything they release. Everything. Larry's band Sheep On A Cliff played as well on Saturday night, completely shredding up the small wooden stage they were playing on, and playing some of the most broooooootaaaaal face melting Punk Rock imaginable. It was like Dirt crossed with Infest. If only Emma's drum set was in tune, then it would of been fantastic! LOL Sheep On A Cliff raged and rocked and rampaged and the mixed crowd of Punx, Parents and Patrons of the Arts ate it all up. Fun gig @ the Arts Factory. I hope they keep doing them there. Good turnout too.
I ended Saturday night drinking at the Goth club going on inside Artifice, hanging out with 3/4's of the Civilians, chatting with Her all night long and watching the Kids dance in the green laser beams in the room across from the bar. Watching Goth Girls dance is one of the best things ever. :-) Cool way to end the night. I had a sick Skater Bob passed out in the back of my car, puking all over the place and claiming he had food poisoning but I suspect it was a semen overdose. If you look closely I swear you can see some undigested cock meat.
Bon Scott on me, and after making him wait for me while I got my grub on at Felipilito's, I dropped him off just as the sun was coming up, which, as you know, is the magical time when Night turns to Day, and when one's thoughts are at their most coherent and lucid. Take advantage if you're ever there - I always do.I went out there periodically to check on him, to make sure he didn't pull a
OK, I gotta get back to Call Of Duty: MW3, because it's been like 10 minutes since I've played in and I'm jonesing bad! LOL Sorry to Demon Lung for not making their gig with High On Fire - same apology to the Civilians who I was going to watch before going to the Demon Lung / High On Fire gig! heh heh Thank you to Jeff from The Bitters for the CD's - very much appreciated. Thanks to Her for always keeping things interesting. <3 Thanks to the random guy from Russia who contacted me for the Interview about the viability of the Las Vegas Punk Rock Music Scene - I'm pretty positive I will never see it or hear it, but damn was it fun! hahahaha And it hurts to say this but Thank You to the Denver Broncos for beating the Kansas City Chiefs yesterday, leaving the Oakland Raiders in sole possession of 1st place in the AFC West. People, Life is Good!!! :-) New Pictures added, everything's updated, yada yada yada.
She's waiting for me, but I'm a long, long way from Home. :-)
Today is November 11th, 2011, which means...
Yup! Today, everything gets turned up to 11!! Who wants to think about what our War Veterans have done for our Country, let's just bask in the warming ignorance and brilliant stupidity that is Nigel Tufnel of Spinal Tap. He has an armadillo in his trousers and it's really quite frightening. :-)
And... speaking of the Veterans, here's the #1 Reason Why Nothing's Getting Done On The Website:
Yeah, shit's come to a grinding halt around here, with pretty much all of my free time devoted to playing this. Well, that and going to the Hospital for a bit of an emergency visit. They did give me a bit of unsettling news while I was there, but I'm not putting too much into it right now. P.M.A., right? Right!
When I'm not yelling profanities at inanimate objects or throwing up blood for hours on end I'm trying to get stuff up on here, and since I'm usually snookered off my gourd half the time I write this, the occasional mistake or 2 or 7 will pop up on here, and I made a doozy in my last posting concerning that High On Fire gig @ the Beauty Bar this Sunday. It's not Dead Neon that's opening up that gig - it's Demon Lung! Damn that O.G Sour Kush! ha ha ha Anyways, it's Demon Lung who will be rattling the walls of the Beauty bar on Sunday and I'm assured by the Band that they will play NO Black Sabbath covers in their set! LOL They have new songs to play now, and I for one can't wait to hear them. See ya there!
And another thing you will see me at is that Mapes gig @ the Arts Factory on Saturday. It's something for the Grand Opening of 3 new stores inside of there, including Lord Baron Von Dong-Dong's new comic book store, HellPop!, and there's a bunch of bands playing, like My First Rodeo, Fredward, The Who's Next, Electric Hessian, The Cowboy Luggage Salesman and Sheep On A Cliff, and it's FREE and it's All Ages, so nobody has an excuse not to be there. Nobody! I'm blowing off the live cast performance of the Rocky Horror Picture Show @ the Sci-Fi Center to see the Mapes, because I can't even think of the last time I saw them, and that's not a good thing. :-(
I mean, what else are you gonna do on a Saturday night? Hang out at the Grand Opening of the new Goth Club here in Vegas? ;-)
Yeah, apparently Scoundrels has been doing sooooooo good with their little twice a month Goth night that now Artifice is looking into tapping some of that crowd to hang out at their bar downtown, which I personally don't mind. I love hanging out at Goth bars, and I got nothing but Love L-U-V down there at Artifice, so it's a win-win for me! Woo Hoo!
And speaking of winning...
I think that's all that needs to be said about that... heh heh heh The Raiders are #1 in the AFC West, and I for one couldn't be happier. :-)
I'm not gonna be at this gig, but maybe you should be! :-) I only post this flyer because I got nothing but Good Good Things for the critters in the Civilians, so if you're into Kevin Seconds or chicks from L.A. playing crappy covers of some English punk band, then stop by the Bunkhouse on Sunday. Hoist a few pints for me, won't ya mate? Oi! ha ha ha
Well, the sun is hiding behind the gray clouds. My buzz is wearing off. It's 7:45 in the morning. I gotta get back to playing video games and watching The Three Amigos. :-) Have a great weekend everyone. I'll be around. Promise!
OK, it's not like that there's nothing going on in the Scene, right? ;-)
Here's the problem - there's too much going on! I'm completely suckered back into the whole Red Dead Redemption thing, and the new Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 comes out today. As soon as I'm done typing this up I'm heading to Game Stop to grab me a copy, and you probably won't see me for about a month! LOL I'm on one of the luckiest streaks ever with the Females in my Life, and I got this gig with the Vegascendents for some Punk Rock Bowling after party thing in Oxnard (Nardcore!) coming up that has me pretty preoccupied, so with all that going on, I just don't have to urge to see Gigs as much as I should. I missed the Deadhand / TheCore gig this past weekend as well as some house party that the Civilians played on Sunday. Sorry guys. Plus, it's pretty nauseating when Local bands announce that they're 'Playing their 2nd release in it's entirety" like they're fucking Slayer or something. Get a clue Egomaniacs - nobody gives a shit if you play your first, second, third fourth or fifth release in it's entirety because if it was any good, if it really was a Classic release that deserved to be heard in it's entirety, like Rain In Blood or Sailing The Seas Of Cheese or Three Imaginary Boys, you guys WOULD be Slayer at this point in your musical career, but you're not. Sorry. Don't quit your day job. And nobody's impressed that you're opening for the big bands at the Joint either. What did that do for you the last time you opened for that same band? Oh, that's right - NOTHING! Fucking Tools. No wonder whenever I mention that your band is playing a gig people give me that funny look, like they just smelled a dirty diaper full of shit. It all makes sense now...
Anyways, like I said, things are coming to a crawl around here because Life is interfering with the website. I'm sure it will come to an end soon but for right now, I'm just gonna enjoy what's going on, living the Life, loving the Dream. :-) Lots of cool gigs coming up - as always, check the Gig Calendar page for the cool gigs happening around town. Fucking Thunderfist is playing the Double Down on Friday, and if it was anywhere else, I would be there front and center, because I fucking LOVE that band, but the Double Down? Fuck that place. Someday I'm gonna go Public with why I don't like that place, and the whole back story of why you shouldn't support such a toilet bowl of a place or the Dooshbag that claims credit for everything that has went on in there. Some of you know the Real story, and others out there try to deny it, like it didn't happen. The funniest are the History Re-Writers. Somewhere, Scott is rolling over in his grave... well, not really. He's probably drunk, sipping on his Scotch and smoking those stinky cigars of his, laughing and carrying on like the cool guy he was, like when HE gave a couple of Punx from L.A. a chance at establishing HIS bar as a viable option for bands to play at, against the better wishes of his partner who said that Bands would never work there, and did his damnedest to make sure they wouldn't. :-) Yeah... someday...
Everything is updated. Monster Zero is playing Fri. @ the Motor City Cafe, and go see the Naked City Romeos on Sat. there too because they're all sexy beasts and they play some kick ass Punk Rock music. Buy their CD too if you can - you will NOT be disappointed! And bug Turbo for some free Naked City Romeos stickers too! ;-) Sunday if you got a beard, or if you're an Anglophile, you'll go to to the Kevin Seconds / Cunt Sparrer gig @ the Bunkhouse, or, if you like your guitars LOUD with lots of noodling, you'll be at the High On Fire / Demon Lung gig @ the Bunkhouse. And BTW, that Cunt Sparrer thing is a fucking joke. After that Turbonegra fiasco I watched one time, I'm convinced that chicks just can't play that aggressive, hard Punk music. Nope. If it was a bunch of guys playing crappy Cock Sparrer covers, no one would give a shit, but since it's a bunch of girls playing crappy Cock Sparrer covers, everyone here acts like it's the Second Coming or something. Fucking Tools. As always, it's either there's nothing going on, or there's too much going on, and it looks like Sunday is the day for that to happen. :-) If I can stop playing Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 long enough, or if I'm allowed to by my better halves, I'll see you at the gigs! :-)