Well, it was fun while it lasted, right? :-)
There wasn't even a hint of Sentimentality in the air for the supposed 'final gig for the time being' from Deadhand - nope! It was a cool assemblage of Friends and Fans in the building, minus a few attention seeking hipster dooshbags posing as a Punk band standing directly in front of Deadhand while they played, but other than that, it was cool people I swear! LOL Deadhand thanked them for coming out and I threw up in my mouth a little bit. Whatever. Anyways, the reason why Deadhand is going on a temporary hiatus is because Aaron, their Drummer Extraordinaire, is moving to San Diego. Booooooooo. He's gonna be missed, but I can't say I blame him, because, apparently, Las Vegas sucks or something, so yeah, best of luck to ya out there Brother. Ya know, for a last gig for a while, Deadhand blew doors off with a stunning performance of stuff both old and new, like Prehistoric, which, they announced that they haven't played in over a year, and I don't care what anybody says, they played that song JUST FOR ME dammit, and Giving Up The Let Down, from their new 3 song EP, which is nothing short of amazing with it's Beware of the Darkest places / There's no need to hide / No Fear of the Darkest places / Because I don't Live just to Die chorus... Le swoon!! <3 If you haven't gotten it yet, do yourself a favor and get the new Deadhand EP by clicking here. You'll thank me for it later. :-)
And Oh. My. GAWD! Where did that Lipstick Homicide band come from? They easily stole the show with a set of some of the most sugar sweet Pop Punk that I've ever heard! If the bratty little sisters of Scared Of Chaka and Teenage Bottlerocket started a band, it would be called Lipstick Homicide. :-) They were sooooooooooooo fucking good it was sickening! When I saw then dragging their teeny, tiny little amps and drum set on stage, I cringed a bit, but decided to give 'em a chance and check them out and boy, am I glad that I did! They fucking SLAYED! You were there - you saw it, right? How fucking good were they? For a moment there, I thought the guitar player of Lipstick Homicide was my old Friend Nikki Potatoes, originally from Vegas but who lives in Milwaukee now, but she is here in town visiting for a week, and I know she's in a band now, so yeah, for a second there... hahaha The drummer was fast and colorful, which was cool, and I loved watching the bass player rock out and yell and scream and mumble about gawd knows what but man, she sounded great doing it and the songs they were playing had some major fucking hooks in them, and they've been stuck in my head for days now. They didn't play long enough, and I could of listened to them for another hour or so, they were that fucking good. I love being blown away by bands I know nothing about and man, did Lipstick Homicide impress the ever loving holy shit out of my old, jaded heart. Their latest release is called Out Utero, and you can get it by clicking right here if you didn't grab a copy from the band after their set like I did. I got everything I could from them. Then I headed outside to grub.
Yeah, it was a fun gig. Burning Agrestic played a drunk, fun set, led by a singer who could be Hank Musgrove's doppelganger, and War Called Home keep getting better and better every time I see them. It's neat to watch. :-) Direct Hit! were on Tour with Lipstick Homicide, and they were OK, but their merch person sucks. I stood there for like the last third of Burning Agrestic's set waiting to buy stuff, and nobody was there to take my money. The poor people from Lipstick Homicide were just like, Mehhh, and after a bit I gave up and left. And poor Lambs To Lions played clean up to exactly 3 people - Me, the singer from War Called Home, and Martin, who came out of retirement and scuzzing around in bad places to hang with his Friends for a night. It was a cool little gig. Went on too long for my old, tired ass, but still, it was FUN!
Everything's updated. I added a bunch of new stuff to the website, but damn if I can 'memmer any of it right now, so I'm heading off to bed. With this influx of free time on my hands, I just don't know what I'm gonna do with myself - anyone wanna start a band? LOL
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