Death comes ripping. I know this and you know this. Death comes in many shapes and sizes, whether it's the death of a friendship or the death of a friend, in either case it sucks and all you can do is deal with it the best you can. Right now I'm up to my elbows in death, and I gotta tell ya, it's a major downer. On the one hand, I'm glad that one particular person is Dead To Me, but on the other hand I gotta question why someone that I've known for years just up and died. He was a good dude and was gonna come out to see us play when we were in CA., and now he's gone. I knew him since Jr. High school, and he was happy that I was still "hardcore punk" (his words) and doing what I love to do. Phooey. And a friend of mine right here in town was given the Last Rights on Saturday, and luckily he pulled through but still... he's gonna die, it's just a matter of time. The last time we hung out he called me a "ROCKSTAR" and was happy that the band was doing so good. We drank and had a good laugh or 2. I fucking hate having my friends pass away and feeling like this, but I guess this is what they call being a grown up, right? Right. And as they say, life goes on. The Loud Pipes refuse to die, despite the shenanigans of certain psycho bitches, and we're gonna rock the fuck out of AZ. when we get there. I'll be doing it cuz I can, and for my friends who have passed away, and I encourage all of you not to take your friends for granted. You never know when they'll be leaving you, so enjoy them while you can. Oh yeah, I think I can finally tell you the first of the 3 legendary U.K. bands that we're playing with - Friday April 30 with The Business! Woo Hoo! And we're playing with our good friends Infestshit who are also on the bill. (See, I told you we'd play a show together!) All you working class Oi! people better polish your boots and break out your braces cuz this show promises to be a fun filled evening indeed. I'll give ya more details as I get them and oh yeah, FUCK THE SMOOTHIE KING! It's war baby, so ask me or Roxie for the details. And I don't think we're doing the Curl Up And Die - Terror show, since we can't find a place that wants to hold it, so now all you hardcore kids will just have to bitch and complain about how there's no good shows here in town when in reality it's your fault that places won't hold gigs. Sad but true.
Music Review: Skassapunka - Rudes Against
Flyer Archive updated.
Idle Gossip updated.
Gig Calendar updated
Music Review: Harley Flanagan - Cro-Mags
Music Review: The Psyatics - Famous Monsters
Gig Review: Lean 13 / As One / Hungry Ass Youth @ Double Clown Saloon
Photos: Pet Tigers @ Backstage Bar & Billiards
Photos: Walk Proud @ DiPiazza's in Long Beach
Music Review: T.S.O.L. - The Trigger Complex