I'm so glad to hear nothing but great things about that house party gig last night with Unfair Fight
and some other bands I can't recall right now. No Drama, and lots of people turned out. Good Friends. Good times. That's how it's supposed to be. :-) Oh, and some band full of Wankers and Poofs played last night too, but none of my Friends or acquaintances were stupid or lame enough to go to that farce. Oh wait... yeah they did. How Sad
. See what I did there? ;-) And I didn't hear a thing about the Guttermouth
show, which is either a good thing or a bad thing. Gotta love this City. No wonder Punk Rock Posing does so well here... hehSpeaking of PRP, they announced the bands playing the sacred Club shows last night, and seeing the line up had me barfing back up my oatmeal this morning. Luckily, oatmeal looks the same before or after throwing it up, so I just mixed it in with what I had left in the bowl and kept eating. Yeah,
for those of you who don't see the direction this so-called "Punk" festival is heading in, then you're either ignorant, blind, or stupid, or maybe a combo of all 3. Could someone tell me why Suedehead
is playing? An O.C. Pop band? WTF? Or Cashed Out
, a Johnny Cash
cover band? Seriously? The Untouchables
? Really? Fuck off with that poseur one hit wonder shit. And I love Wanda Jackson
but seriously, this is supposed to be Punk Rock Posing, not that Viva Rockasilly shit. Is she that desperate for a hipper audience now? Who thought it was a good idea for her to be playing PRP for an audience that, A) doesn't know who she is, and B) could give a shit less? I guess shilling for Jack White
will make you do strange and embarrassing things like that. Oh well. And, just like last year, the Beardcore is getting their own special night as well. How cute... fuckwads.In my haste to post something yesterday, I neglected to mention a few things that were added to the website lately. Uhhhhmmm, let's see,
I posted up a bunch of Pictures
recently, all of them taken @ the LVCS - go figure. The Guilty By Association
photos can be seen by clicking here
. I didn't get too many shots off because I had to go set up my drum set, so sorry guys. The photos I took of Mersa
can be seen by clicking here
. I dig those kids a lot. And the photos of I.D.F.I.
can be seen by clicking here
. I wrote up a Music Review
for that Cash For Clay
compilation that just came out recently, and you can click here
to read it. There's probably more stuff to mention but I don't remember any of it right now... hehTonight! Instrumentalfest '13 @ Money Plays. Go check out the Bitters.
I'll probably be at Scarlett if I don't just stay in altogether. Gotta be well rested for St. Patty's Day shenanigans don't ya know! Everyone and their Mom is gonna be @ the Pennywise
show @ the House of Booooo's tonight, and that's just sad beyond belief. Flat brimmed hats are mandatory. If you're up early and find yourself out in Hendertucky for some gawd forsaken reason, the Civilians
will be playing that festival thing going on out there, so check them out and support a band that deserves it. If you wanna work off some of that corned beef and cabbage you gorged yourself on, head down to Motor City Cafe and see F.S.P.
and Last Rites
tear shit up later that afternoon. Should be a cool gig. Try not to break a hip... ;-)
As usual, there's all sorts of things going on this weekend. Throw in the fact that it's also St. Patrick's Day weekend and you can intensify the potential fun factor by at least 12 or so.
Volbeat played at the House of Booooo's last night, but they're not worth almost $40 to see them in that place. I'd love to go to that house party that Nomads, Unfair Fight, and ACxDC are playing, but I doubt I'm gonna be done with my medical procedure in time. I'm getting more dead flesh cut and scraped off of my leg. I find the process fascinating. The drugs they give me leave me with a mean case of medicine head afterwords too, so if you're going to that house party thing tonight, I envy you... heh
How in the world did I catch a cold? Seriously?
Like I said, there's lots of stuff going on this weekend. Guttermouth with Battle Born and the Tinglerz tonight @ the LVCS. $15 and Downtown on Fri. night, St. Patrick's Day weekend? No Thanks, I'll pass. I don't need an excuse to be hassled by the Police. 3D6 is @ the Double Clown tonight as well. Ugh. Tomorrow night is that Instrumentalfest 2013 @ Money Plays with the Bitters and Dinner Music For The Gods, but I'm not a Musician so that gig holds no appeal for me. Scarlett is going down on Sat. too but I'm getting bored and complacent with that gathering of fools. And the biggest gathering of Fools is going on @ the House of Booooo's on Sat. for that Pennywise and Anti-Flag show. Phooey. Sunday if you're not drowning yourself in Jameson and green beer, and stuffing your maw with corned beef and cabbage, you could head down to the Motor City Cafe for a matinee gig with Last Rites and Fuck Shit Piss, but me, I'm gonna be at Ainjil & Dave's baby shower... drowning myself in Jameson and green beer, and stuffing my maw with whatever is laid out on the table. It's gonna be a great weekend. Try not to have too much fun...
I guess if creating a dialog amongst the Locals was the aspiration, then this Squid Hat Records
showcase thing has done it's job! LOL Loads of people are talking about it, everyone's got an opinion as to who the 6 bands to be chosen are, but the majority of them don't wanna go on record as to which bands they think should play, for fear of offending their 'Friends' for whatever reason. Cowards... hahaha So, with that in mind, I presented some Local people in the know about the music scene here in Las fucking Vegas this question:If a Record Label rep were to ask you to recommend 6 Local bands to consider him to check out to sign to their label, who would you name off? Any genre.
The answers were interesting in bands named and bands not named. After reading the answers, and conversing with the individuals who came up with them, I even more so wanted to attach names to lists, but I told them I wouldn't, and if anything, I am a man of my word, so I won't, because being anonymous behind your words on the Internet is the cool thing to do nowadays, and nobody wants to cause Drama or Trouble or Controversy on the Internet, right? Yeah right... hahaha Anyways, here's the lists people turned in. I got some free D.I.
tickets for their gig next week @ the LVCS to the first 5 people who can guess who's list is who. Possible suspects include a Writer, a Drug Mule, a Shit Talker, a Bassist, a Judge of Musical Talent, another Bassist and a Curmudgeon. First come, first served gets the tickets - post your guesses in the comments and make sure you leave a way for me to get a hold of you in case your guess is correct. I'll give you a hint - one of the lists is fake... heh heh
- Unfair Fight
- The People's Whiskey
- Surrounded By Thieves
- Battle Born
- Unfair Fight
- Candy Warpop
- Dinner Music For The Gods
- The Runaway Lives
- Last Rites
- Aluminum Falcon
- The Quitters
- The Black Jetts
- The People's Whiskey
- The Fat Dukes Of Fuck
- Guilty By Association
- The Mapes
- Aluminum Falcon
- Conflict Of Interest
- Rhyme & Rhythm
- Rule Of Thumb
- Life's Torment
- The Dirty Panties
- Aluminum Falcon
- Shotguns N Gasoline
- The Divebombers
- Halloween Town
- The Dirty Hooks
- Demon Lung
- Black Camaro
- Dusty Sunshine
- The Seriouslys
- The Core
- Holding On To Sound
- God's America...
- Vihan Rytmi
- Unfair Fight
OK, well, since I have to go to American Buckshot
band practice in like 5 minutes, because of my insecure band mates arriving early, and a bratty, oversexed girl that keeps me up all night (literally and figuratively), I gotta cut this short. Before I go I wanna remind you of this amazeballs gig happening mañana
at the Sand Dollar (not the Bikini Bar) for Tony Batz, aka Grandpa Spooky, aka the Prince of pinche
Darkness. He's ancient even for a Vampire and tomorrow night is when we're all gathering together to play a gig and hopefully have some cake and ice cream for him but yeah, I doubt it! LOL I'm just hoping the Hawaiian Hot Dog Lady
(or, as Rusty refers to her as, his future wife) is there so I can get my grub on after I play my set. And yeah, I know there's something called 'Thrashgiving' going on at the Bunkhouse with D.R.I.
headlining, but looking at the bands opening it up, I'm almost willing to bet that not one of them plays real 'Thrash', ala Napalm Death
or Cryptic Slaughter
or some shit. Matter of fact, there's 2 loser bands playing that gig that shouldn't be allowed to play anywhere, period! ha ha ha Fucking shit talking losers - crawl off to the desert and die like the diseased rats that you are, and quit polluting our Music Scene with your Drama and Bullshit. Fucking tweekers, I swear. I hate them. Anyways, tomorrow night, you can come to a great Local show with some cool bands playing, or you could go stand around outside and wait to see a band who's long past their prime, playing with some bands you shouldn't support in any way, shape or form. The choice is yours. See you at the Sand Dollar. :-)
Art Art Art!! It's First Friday mañana, which means there's lots to do mucking about in the Art scene here in Vegas, what there is of it anyways. I've got 2 near and dear Friends having exhibits of their Art going on tomorrow, and I wanna bring them both to your attention. First off there's Raf, ex-American Buckshot guitarist and gnar skateboard shredder and doggy babysitter extraordinaire, putting some of his artwork up as part of that Bring The Noise group show going on @ 916 Studios, so stop by there if you're in the area, and then there's another ex-band mate of mine, Dan, currently the Vokillist of Unfair Fight and one of the nicest dudes I've ever met, he's having an exhibit at the Josephine Skaught hair salon, right next to the Artifice, so again, if you're in the area for First Friday festivities, stop by and check out their incredible artwork. They're both some talented motherfuckers and worthy of all your support. Go.
Also, Congratulations to mi compadres Jamie Jackson and Rob Ruckus for signing some big to do record contracts this week. I'm not sure just what that entails nowadays but still, it's a big deal and again, Congrats to both of ya old bastards! Let the weekly stipends and apartments in LES NYC be in your immediate future like they were after I signed my first record contract way, Way, WAAAAY back in the daze! LOL And about the scuttlebutt that arose because of these signings, I say to you both to ignore it and let the Haters hate. Pettiness and Jealousy is a motherfucker, believe me, I know. ;-) Let the shit talkers say whatever, because they'll never say it to your face and besides, it's only the Internet, which has nothing to do with the real world, right? Right!
Another thing I forgot to mention in passing is this very notable and worthy gig for an excellent cause going down this Saturday, so if you're not at the gig @ the Bikini Bar you should definitely be in attendance at this little get together going down at the Cheyenne Saloon. Yeah, yeah, I know... let it go. It's a benefit show for a little girls fight against cancer, because fighting cancer is majorly expensive, and the show is appropriately named 'Fuck Cancer'. That sentiment is both near and dear to my heart, and something I can definitely get behind 100%. Those of you who know me personally know why that is. But anyways, there's some good people involved with supporting this, and there's some good bands playing too, like Rule Of Thumb, Last Rites, Roid Rage and a few other bands I know nothing about, and all these bands are playing to help out with a little girls fight against cancer, so if you're in the area you should stop by and support a good cause and check out some cool bands. Who knows, you may even make a friend while you're there, or have an friend of your ex monitoring your every move and texting all the juicy details to your ex... heh heh heh Gawd I love this city. :-)
It's the next day and I'm still shocked. Skorchamenza opening up for the Buzzcocks? Don't promoters here in town have a clue? Sometimes your friends band is NOT the best choice to open a show. It seems like every time I've seen the Buzzcocks in the last 10 years they've had some bland, boring, kiss ass band opening up for them. Glad to know the tradition continues... heh heh heh Fucking F.F.I. called it quits this weekend and that's soooooo messed up. A huge blow to our precious Music Scene here in town, and they will definitely be missed. The last time I saw them @ The Art Bar they were phenomenal and that drummer of theirs... wowsers. Jesse, that's the drummer you're looking for, not me. Anyways, I'm perfectly happy with my Band (wink wink), I'm not moving anywhere anytime soon (sorry Shane), Ben from Face First Records just announced some killer show @ The Cooler Lounge featuring Battalion Of Saints / Butt Trumpet / Circle One / Affrontal Assault and Last Rites, with all bands featuring at least 1 original member! Woo Hoo! My beloved San Jose Sharks are about to knock Hollywood Shane's Nashville Pussy's straight out of the Quest for the Cup, and I can't find a thing to worry about. Everything is fine, and that's just about the time that something goes wrong again...and again...and again...and again again something goes wrong again. I'll give a dollar to whomever can tell me what band sings that line I just quoted. I'll bet you another dollar that no one in Skorchamenza can... hee hee hee.