Big whoop dee doo.
That paper hasn't been relevant for years now, and I think I last read one by choice back in 2009 when they did a story on East Side Joe, the 'mysterious man' behind the venue which carried his name. I always see them in the rack at the Felipito's that I frequent, but there's never anything remotely interesting to me on the cover that validates the effort it takes to bend over and pick one up. Hektor Esparza did an excellent job eulogizing the thing, and you can click here to read that.
Neon Reverb Downtown music festival has officially announced that it's over and done with, and all I can do is laugh at the thought of all the poor Hipster bands that will no longer have some music festival promoters just as pretentious as the music they play telling them that they're 'relevant' and that their music is both 'heartfelt' and 'original'... hee hee hee
If you don't think that Punk Rock Posing has officially jumped the shark yet, if you still cling to the antiquated notion that the thing is all about 'bands and unity and hanging with your friends', well then I'm hoping that this years line up will convince you otherwise. A rehashing of headlining bands who have already played the festival, some less than 2 years ago, and padded out with a shitload of bands no one gives 2 shits about and who couldn't draw a crowd to see them play if they set their dicks on fire and ran around the stage, just make this years presentation beyond pathetic, almost as pathetic as the Local bands picked to represent the Punk Rock element of our beloved fair city. Barf. In all actually though, those 2 bands are the perfect representation for Punk Rock Posing - they both suck and they're both full of clueless idiots who wouldn't know what real Punk Rock was if it bit them on their asses. hahahaha Fucking Poseurs. Still shames me that my Friends support and attend this farcical gathering... le sigh.
And yeah, if I owe you a tee shirt, and you're coming to the gig, gimme a heads up and I'll bring it with me. :-)