Soooooooooooooo... the Raiders are moving. Again. It's officially official. 31-1 vote by the Owners. Thank you Miami for being the only team not to support this farce. With each team guaranteed to get a minimum $50 million just for voting, this sets a bad, bad, precedent for every other team in the league. Attendance down? Threaten to move! Your team sucks? Blame it on playing in an "old" stadium and threaten to move. The price of votes is negotiable. Nobody wants to go to an "old" stadium - everyone likes to go to cool, hip, shiny new things, bragging about being one of the firsts to be there on social media - how else will you know how cool they are! DUH! Whatever. It's pretty hard to get hyped on a team that has burned me before. I loved those L.A. Raiders games. I saw grown ass men doing things to other grown ass men that they'll have to answer to their Creator for... ha ha ha And when they went back to Oakland, they swore they would never move again. Bullshit. On the one hand, I'm glad that Raiders games will be more accessible for me, but on the other hand I'm absolutely appalled and ashamed at the blatant Greed and Hypocrisy involved in the move. It's rich fat pigs feeding at the public trough, nothing more, nothing less. Disgusting. Almost a billion in Vegas money to make it happen... and yet the Owners and NFL reap the profits, not LV. Imagine what Las Vegas could have done with that money instead? Better schools, better roads, better way of Life, but no, shiny new stadium's are better for the City. Go Team Go! Reminds me of that scene in Casino when they talk about getting the Teamsters money to build the casino by any means necessary. Same shit different era. The bandwagon is going to be even more full of Poseurs now, and when the Raiders aren't doing good, and attendance is down, the Team will move again, because it's clearly apparent that they really don't give a fuck about their supporters or fans, nope! It's all about dat cheddar, and the fat rats get richer while the poor rats stay poorer and stupider. The City of Oakland is still paying off that tax thing they passed to get the Raiders to move back there in the first place, years later. Let's hope Las Vegas can pay off it's huge ass raping cash incentive a lot quicker than Oakland can. I'm not gonna lie... I'm a little bit shamed to be a Raiders fan today, and that's sad. Yaaay! Shiny big stadium! Go Raiders I guess... #disappointed.
Man, Downtown Las Vegas on a Fri. night for St. Patrick's Day was definitely one for the books, that's for sure. Super mega crowded, bro-hams and bro-ho's everywhere, and the green beer was cheap and flowing freely, although, to be honest, I saw and smelled more people smoking green than drinking green, which wasn't a problem for me at all! Legalization in Vegas! Pay the Govt. 25% to buy something you can already buy without tax on it. Whatever. Looking back on the night, at the time, I just wanted to kill people, so the weed helped out with that a lot. I don't do well in drunken crowds anymore... heh Evel Pie is over priced and over rated. Rattlesnake sausage - bite me. I've had better frozen pizza than that dreck. You want good pie go to Nora's. You're welcome.
The gig itself was interesting. The place was packed with a bunch of people who could of given a shit less that bands were playing, because all they wanted to do was drink and dance, dance dance! DJ's kept the floor full and moving, and then the bands would play and bore people right out of the place... lol Pet Tigers were great, playing a whole bunch of new tunes that sounded good, and during The Civilians set Jeremy drunkenly gave away all the bands merch... ha ha ha The Civilians are becoming a typical Vegas band that doesn't practice and only plays shows, and for that I apologize, it's out of my hands. The scene in the green room afterwords was comedic. Accordion players? Musicians union? $50 and drink tickets? Yeah right! The Murphy's and Guinness flowed until everyone left, and the Glenlivet was the first to go. The scene in the parking lot was carnival like. That taco / Mexican hot dog stand behind Triple B's gets better and better every time I eat there, and I didn't see any po-po's on the cruise home. All in all I'd say it was a winning night. :)
Let's try this again, shall we? Here's a list of all the Pictures I've posted on the website and never talked about - Round 2, since the first draft didn't save / post for some reason... grrrrrrrr.
The photos of Down By Law playing @Triple B's - click here to see them. Now that they've announced a PRP gig, I can't wait to read all those posts on FB about how DBL are finally playing Las Vegas after all these years...
And from the same night here are some pics of Battle Born (click here) and Guilty By Association (click here), and Thanx! to Nick from Battle Born for taking the pics of GBA. Very cool of ya mate! Cheers!
More photos of Down By Law, this time playing the Yucca Tap Room in Tempe, AZ, which is right next to the Rocket A Go-Go boutique, a cool place to shop - click here to check those photos out. Highlight of that night was the hott chick passed out at the bar face down in a pool of her own vomit... ha ha ha
Battering Ham, a super group of sorts comprised of members of Guilty By Association and Battle Born, played in Needles CA a while back, at an Eagles Lodge, of all places, and you can click here to check out the pics from that night. It was definitely something.
The Porkers, Punk Ska Legends straight outta Australia, played Vegas for the first time in like 20 years, @Triple B's of course, and you can click here to check out the photos from that night. Guilty By Association played as well, without me, and you can click here to check those pics out.
Infirmities, freshly signed to Mystic Records, if you can believe that, played at a cool little (big) coffee shop / cafe called Angel City in Bellflower, CA, and you can click here to check those photos out.
Spider, who I think are playing a PRP club gig somewhere, played with Youth Gone Mad at the Five Star Bar in Downtown L.A. a while back, and the pictures of them doing it are right here.
Wanna see some pictures of The Generators @The Viper Room? Got those right here.
CJ Ramone @The Dive? Remember that? Me too! He's playing another gig here in town somewhere sometime soon, but you can click here to see the pictures of when he played The Dive.
'Memmer when Guttermouth played @Backstage Bar & Billiards? That was a rowdy, fun night, no? Click here for the pix if you don't 'memmer
I think that about covers it for now...
"Random things you hear on tour with Headnoise in Southern California.
"Oh, is my stuff in the way? Sorry, I'll move it right now."
"This next one's a cover..."
"Sooooooooo... lemme get this straight - you're in a Christian Punk Rock band and you DON'T go to Church?"
Nope. If I did my feet would burn!
"Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?"
I didn't know that was a requirement to be in the band...
"Are you for reals?"
"Oh, don't worry about a thing! Shows in "insert random city name here" never get cancelled here! The Cops don't give a shit about what goes on."
"Total GheyAss took their guarantee and aren't playing the gig... again."
"Who the Hell is smoking a clove? Can I have one?"
Gig Review: Voodoo Glow Skulls / The Porkers / Buck-O-Nine / Guilty By Association / Light 'Em Up @ Backstage Bar & Billiards
Pictures: January 2017 updated
Gig Calendar updated
Idle Gossip updated
Pictures: Mob Attack @Characters Bar in Pomona
Music Review: Anti-Flag - Live Volume One
Pictures: Doulos @Angel City Cafe in Bellflower
Pictures: Cause For Rebellion @Angel City Cafe in Bellflower
Music Review: Squidhat '77: A Las Vegas Punk Rock Tribute To 1977