There's a real reason why shit doesn't get done on here, and it has to do with a certain someone who keeps me up all night, getting crazy with me, and giving me the greatest hopes and dreams ever, but it all comes with a price, a price which, given my present physical condition, is a bit difficult to pay and leaves me feeling weak and a bit drained. Oh well. And no, I'm not talking about Bob... ha ha ha No, I'm talking about Her, and she knows who she is... and so do a few other people too... hehAnyways, first off, let me tell you about this gig going down tonight @ the Lounge inside the Palms casino featuring The People's Whiskey and The Scoundrels. A kick ass, rocking good time is guaranteed.
I haven't been to this place yet, but if it's the same place that I played a disastrous gig while in Suite 666
(we played with Black Camaro
... UGH!), then it's a good room to watch bands play and they have great waitresses for quick booze service. ;-) Come on out and Support! if you got nothing better to do tonight. I might be there, with my just returned Home hot shot professional Photographer Ashley Chance. <3
Check out her website Taken by Chance
by clicking here
to see some of her amazing work. OK, what's been added to the website as of late? Well, that damn cursed Show Review I did like 6 months ago of Unfair Fight's record release party for We Are The Dead, and you can click here to read that shit. I don't know why the layout kept getting messed up, and words I wrote (or think I wrote anyways) kept disappearing from it. Oh well. It's up, it's done, and with the slew of people turning in stuff for the website, I better get cracking and keep up with my stuff! LOL Good ol' Zack, aka Colin Oscopy (his Facebook name) turned in a Show Review for the D.R.I. Thrashgiving gig that went down @ the Bunkhouse a few days ago, and you can go here to read that. How was everybody's Thanksgiving anyways? Mine sucked this year because I spent it flat on my back in a Oxycontin stupor, wracked with pain and unable to even sit up for a few minutes. But at least I got my grub on - Thank You Roxie! XOXOSpeaking of Show Reviews, Dean turned one in for the D.I. gig that we (American Buckshot) were supposed to play but didn't, and you can click here to read that one. Much better than the half finished one he turned in for that craptacular Horror Business gig we played @ the Sand Dollar... jeesh! :-)
Thanks to Blue Tile Lounge
for bringing us both of those reviews. Add them and Like their page on Facebook by clicking here
to be kept abreast on what's going on here in Vegas regarding Punk Rock and Skateboarding. And speaking of craptacular, Bob, aka All Hail Bob
, turned in a completely illiterate, barely comprehensible Show Review
for a The People's Whiskey
gig he went to @ the Double Clown a while ago, and you can click here
to read that, if you can. Don't worry. It's short. Won't take you much time at all to get through it, and if you can tell me what it was about, please drop me a line @ firstname.lastname@example.org
and enlighten me. :-)I think everything else on here that's been added as of late I've already mentioned, but if not, I'll get to it tomorrow. I gotta get out of here, because my leg is killing me. Pain pills take me away...
There is sooo much going and and sooooooo much I wanna let you all in on, but until everything is set in concrete, I'm just gonna keep my mouth shut and say mums the word for now... it's been a long time coming. The future's so bright...
WTF happened at the Take 1 gig this Friday past? Apparently, Take 1 has a bouncer there that needs an outlet for his steroid rage or something. Glass was broken, a huge drunken melee broke out, and now there's no more punk gigs to be had there. Phooey.
New Music Reviews on the latest from Nomeansno, Resilience, Supersuckers, New York Dolls, the Riot This / Bruise Violet split, Sky Blue 72, Enemy 13, Clusterfux, Venom and last but not least, Infestshit. Click here to read them all.
Band wise everything's going great. I think we found our 2 guitarist, but I'm not sure yet. Infestshit has a couple of shows coming up that might peek your interest. Oct. 8 @ Community Of Friends record store with my good buddy Ben and his band of street fighting men False Cause, Oct. 21 @ The Cooler Lounge with Vegas legends F.S.P., False Cause and Dirty Sanchez, and Oct. 28 with Vice Squad and Enemy 13, from El Paso, TX. Come out and witness the intensity those guys bring. Fuck.
I've been tweaking the Photos page, since a few people were complaining about not being able to find photos on there, and about some of the links not working. The layout is different now, so tell me if you like it. I also re-edited some lost photos and added them to the page, including some pictures of Suite 666, The Wastrels and the Swing Shift Side Show, which I think were never used before. In any case, click here to check them out. More to come.
Lots to say so here goes. Apparently, at the last Suite 666 gig @ The Cooler Lounge, some soul-less monster with no heart stole the punk rock monkey mascot of The Quitters right off of the drum set in the middle of the gig and the band would like him back very much. The kidnappers have made a Myspace page listing their demands, and you can go here to keep abreast on all things simian. hee hee hee Yesterday was the Anniversary of Our Lord And Savior El Duce's passing, and I had a good laugh remembering some of the shit we went through. Good times man, good times. Speaking of good times, the first leg of the Suite 666 Drunken Debauchery Tour 2006 with Infestshit is set up, so look out UT., CO., TX., NM., AZ. and CA. because we're coming for YOU! Lots of new Pictures to look at... 1/2 Ast...The Flametrick Subs...Catharsis...The Quitters...as well as some old photos I've found laying around of The Loud Pipes in action many many moons ago @ Trash City Records. One of George's buddies posted a web blog of the 1/2 Ast / Suite 666 show @ The Bunkhouse last week, and in case you missed it you can click here to check it out. I'm slowly but surely adding all sorts of old stuff back up on the website, like old Show Reviews, so check things out and you never know what you'll find. I hear you can download new music from here somewhere...Happy 420 to all the HEADS!!!
I have no idea of what's going on, and at this point I almost don't even care. Things being the way they are right now, I'm almost prone to just skip away and not look back. But that's no fun, right? hee hee hee Yeah, this weekend's shenanigans were a bit rough on me personally, but looking back on it all it was all worth it. Catharsis are some pretty nice people and it was fun hanging out with them and being silly. The Roadrunner T-Shirt that smelled like gravy? Priceless. Our show Friday with 1/2 Ast was about as much fun as I figured it was going to be, with the highlight (for me) being when Joe and Tad from the Peccadilloes went flying into my drum set, or maybe when Joe and the promoter (I think) "went outside for a talk". Just fun stuff and a great set from those guys. As usual. They had me doing the gay robot, and that's all I'm gonna say. Saturday Suite 666 got filmed for some cable access punk rock television show, and as soon as I find out more about it I'll be sure to let you all know. I'm dying to see the footage, especially the Interview afterwords... ha ha ha. Tell us not do to something and it's the first thing we'll do. Ask the promoter from Jillian's about that. So uhm, yeah, more to come, as soon as I figure out how to update my website properly. And by the way, we're playing with Vice Squad come October. Brian Infestshit sez so. ;-)
Boredom brings change, and having all this time off with nothing to do but watch Marx Bros. movies, play Zelda on my Gamecube and watch Simpson's DVD's has inspired me to re-vamp my website. That and the fact that my computer crashed like 4 days ago. I lost everything. Videos. Pictures. MP3's. Artwork. Everything. So, there are a few changes made to the website. All Gig info will be posted on the Message Board. Ryan Chaos' photos of Suite 666 are posted. Lots more old stuff coming up. I encourage you to explore and see what you'll find. All Murder. All Guts. All Fun. Warts included. And I'm not sure why the chat room isn't working...or is it?
The Suite 666 Pictures taken by the girl with the golden eye Michelle are up and you can go here to check those out. Someday I hope to be as good a photographer as she is. The Peccadilloes (one of the best bands here in Las Vegas) are playing on Sat. at both Gameworks and The Double Drama, and I suggest you check them out both times if ya can. I'm currently looking for a bass player to jam with, and if you can answer yes to the following 5 questions I'd love to talk to you immediately if not sooner... 1) Must have own equipment. 2) Must have own transportation. 3) Must have no problem being in a band with girls. 4) Must be able to tour excessively. 5) Must be able to practice 2 days a week. Yeah, we lost the talented services of Senor Brew right after our last show @ the Cooler Lounge, and I'm still not sure why, but he's my bro and I love him to death. So if anyone out there can answer yes to all 5 of those requirements please drop me a line and talk to me ASAP. There's much work to be done and the sooner we begin the sooner it ends...have a great weekend and I'll see you all soon.
If someone could tell me what the hell happened at our gig with the Backdoor Breaker Inners and the Polyplush Cats @ the Cooler Lounge last Friday, would you please write in and tell me...heh heh heh. If you have no idea of what I'm talking about, but you would like to, click here to read all about it. I haven't gotten the Suite 666 photos from Michelle yet but as soon as I do I'll post them up for your visual perusal. And yes...the few Pictures I took of the Backdoor Breaker Inners are up too, and you can go here to check those out. Not a lot to say this time around and things are pretty quiet on the western front. I can't believe that I spaced on Bullet Train To Vegas...damn. Go see the Peccadilloes this Sat. at both Gameworks and at the Double Drama Saloon (where attempted murderers have birthday parties! lol) It's a fun time guaranteed! Everything is updated...blah blah blah
So you probably noticed the tiny changes I've made to the website. It all came about after checking out my website on a few different computers and analyzing the data from those of you who come here to check this shit out. What looked good on my 19" flat screen monitor just wasn't happening on someone's 15" monitor set to a 800 x 600 resolution. Not that this layout does either, but it helps out a little bit with the viewing. I posted the Show Review of Tsar - The Black Jetts - Suite 666 @Matteo's Underground Lounge, and you can go here to check it out. Michelle took some great Pictures of us in action and you can go here to check those out. We did our first Interview (for Smash Magazine) after practice last night, so keep an eye out for us in their "Up and Coming Bands" section. I'd like to think that our Interview came out better than the Luv-Taps did, but I could be wrong. I mean...we were pretty drunk. Apologies to all the bands who have been bugging me to check out their shows or to Interviewthem. I'm gonna get around to doing them all...just give me some time. 50 people at a Death By Stereo show? Basically nobody @ the Dead Kennedys show? (like that's surprising? They were giving away those tickets by the handful on various websites and shows around town and still couldn't get anyone to go) What the hell is going on? I guess what the problem is is that these promoters in town have to get a fucking clue and start doing more to support the local scene here in town. Quit putting the same 3 bands on the bill and if you promise a band that they can have the opening slot, keep your word and give it to them. Is that so hard to do? Apparently so. The only place actually doing something for the scene is The Cooler Lounge (God bless Rick H.). They will book any type of music (they were doing rap shows long before Revenge Therapy weaseled their way into that market) and they support and treat the musicians like equals, not like commodities. Rick has been booking Thrash / Metal bands there for a while, and now I hear that Moss @ the Double Down wants to start booking those type of shows as well. Fuck I despise Moss. Him and his Drinking Sperm With Moss TV show can both suck a dick. Anyways, there's a shit load of Music Reviews posted (The Black Jetts, New York Dolls, The Lucky Stiffs, Thinking Aloud, Les Hell On Heels, New Order, Two Man Advantage, Queens Of The Stone Age) and you can go here to check that shit out. Suite 666 finished recording our 4 song demo in one day and the word is that it sounds great. Special hugs, kisses and beer soaked bratwursts to Joe C. for hooking that up and putting up with our shenanigans. The last band I was in took 4 months just to finish 4 songs, so imagine my shock when we finished them all in one day. That's how it's supposed to be done. The White Stripesrecorded their album in 2 weeks. We'll probably do the same. Anyways, we're booking our West Coast tour and various weekend jaunts out to AZ. and CA. so keep your eyes peeled for those. Thanks to everyone that's been signing up to the Suite 666 Myspace group (the link can be found below) and hello to all the new friends of mine that have joined up to the onethirtyeight.org myspace group. I've been doing this website for 3 years now, and I don't see an end in sight. Oh yeah, some cool Interviews coming up with some kick ass local bands.Ballerina Backwards is my new favorite local band...just thought you should know...heh heh heh
Here's how it inevitably starts out. I'll be standing somewhere, buzzed and having a good time, when someone will come up and ask me what I think about a certain band. Sometimes it's a member of a band, sometimes it's a friend of the band. My general response is They're OK I guess, and that's when it happens. They'll quote something negative I said about them on the website and ask why I said what I did. Now, I got no problem 'fessing up to what I've said...hell, it's not like I can deny it or anything. It's here in black and white for all to see. But what amazes me is how people react so differently to what's been said. Some take it as constructive criticism...some get butt hurt...some people tell me I got it all wrong, and some people say I captured it exactly. Remember...this is just my opinion. I mean, what do I know? I've only been playing music for years, been signed to a major label band, done countless interviews (both as the interviewee and the interviewer), done actual tours (weekend shows are not a tour people), seen thousands of bands perform (some you can only dream of ever seeing) and recorded hundreds of songs in various levels of recording studios. I guess what I'm trying to say is that sometimes bands have a bad night. It happens. Sometimes the engine is firing on all cylinders, sometimes it's badly in need of a tune up. Sorry I can't bullshit and cover up the facts, sorry I can't lie or be dishonest...it's not my style. But on the other hand loads of bands / labels have thanked me for the kind words, so I dunno. I like to think that I'm just getting the message out on what's happening in the "underground" music scene here in Vegas. We got a good thing going here, and it's just a shame that people don't embrace it for what it is - a unique stand alone Eco-system capable of being better than it is. Seems bands would rather compete with each other and talk shit about each other and wallow in each others drama, whether real or imagined. Sad. So to anyone that feels that I talked shit about ya, I encourage you to just come up and talk to me about it. Conversation / discussion is what this scene needs more of. Maybe I did get it wrong, or maybe your band or musical talents ain't quite what you think they are. In either case, it's not necessarily a bad thing...is it? I don't think so but like I said...what do I know. Anyways, time to climb off the soap box and give you a quick update on what's been added here this week. This super cute girl Michelle took some awesome pix of Suite 666 when we played @ the Double Down last week, and she was kind enough to allow me to post them on the website, and you can go here to check them out. I think they're excellent myself. The Gig Review for our show with the Black Jetts@ Matteo's this past Saturday will be up later this week. Happy belated Birthday wishes to Poizon Ivy. Not only was the cake most excellent (chocolate cake with raspberry filling...mmhhmm) but a great time was had by all. Many happy returns to you girl! You deserve it! Thanks to everyone who has been joining up to the Myspace group as of late. Some of you I know, some of you I'm looking forward to knowing...you all are welcome and I hope you enjoy what you find here. It's just me and my computer...typing away in the middle of the night like a chimp on speed, chain smoking cloves while listening to Howard Stern. See you all soon.
I think I'm dying. Apparently pneumonia is the catch-phrase around my circle of friends. I'm contagious so please stay away from me. Just kidding. In the midst of over-dosing on cold medicines and Kool-Aid, I managed to post the Show Review of Les Hell On Heels - The Luv-Taps and Suite 666, and you can go here to check it out. If you're one of the many perverts (coughcoughollywoodshanecough) that come here to look at photos of hot chicks, then today's your lucky day. Grab a box of tissue and go here to check out Les Hell On Heels, or go here to check out the Luv-Taps, and go here to check out Suite 666. That should keep you busy for a couple of minutes or so. The Pictures that Jennifer took of us look as though they were taken off of the reflection of some carnival side show house of mirrors. Twisted and bizarre is the only way I can describe them, and I really like the way they turned out. Bien spooky black and red. Special thanks to Jennifer for taking the Suite 666 Pictures, and thanks to Jesse The Super Photographer for taking the majority of the Pictures of Les Hell On Heels. Our show with the Black Jetts is this Saturday and I hope you can all make it out to Boulder City to check us out. I promise we'll play a full set this time. The Suite 666 Myspace thing is sort of up and running, and you can go here to check it out and to get on the mailing list for all of our evil events we have planned for you in the upcoming weeks and months. Other than that, I'm going back to sleep, so I'll see you all sometime soon.