OK - first things first! Tonight there's a very cool gig going down @ the Bikini Bar which, I guess, is now booking bands to play there again. It's got Signals Midwest on the bill, who I saw play last year @ Hypnotic Billiards (remember that place?) and they're a pretty good band. Click here for Pictures of them in action. Also on the bill tonight is Deadhand, who are always kick ass and definitely worth the effort to come out and see play, ya know? They played a few new songs the last time I saw them, and they sounded great, of course. I took video with my iPhone but it came out kind of crappy (I think) so I never posted it. Oh well. I don't know a thing about No Red Alice and nor do I care. Locals? Signals Midwest and Deadhand are a good enough draw for me, so I'll get there early to chat with my Friends and to check out all the bands playing, including No Red Alice because that's how I roll - for better or for worse. And besides, what else are you gonna do on a Thursday night? Stay home and Facebook it? Fuck that.
Tomorrow night, it's all about American Buckshot @ the Double Clown. It's Dean's first show since coming back from wherever the Hell he was on the Earth and from doing whatever the Hell it was he was doing for the Military for over a year. He's impatient and headstrong and hyped beyond belief to be playing this gig, and I wish I could share his feeling of enthusiasm but I can't. I think this gig is going to be one colossal train wreck, based on our last few practices, but who knows - I could be wrong. Probably not though. ;-) It's also our new guitar player Rusty's first gig with us. He's been busting his ass to get the riffs and counts down, so come out and heckle him mercilessly for deciding to play with us - the fool! hahaha We're going on first at 10pm, so get there early and then leave - that's what I'm planning on doing! LOL Well, I.D.F.I. and Agent 86 are playing on the bill as well, so if you do decide to stick around and watch the rest of the bill, you can at least watch those 2 bands because they're pretty good. I.D.F.I. fucking kills it and if I didn't have better things to do, like anything and everything, I might stick around and watch those dudes, since I was already there, of course. ;-)
Tonight there's also this thing going on @ the Arts Factory, a gig with All Eyes West, Broadcaster and Fredward, a bunch of bands I've never heard of and know nothing about, but if you ain't feeling the Deadhand gig, you could always go there. The Facebook event pages for the thing is right here. I wish I had a flyer to show ya, but apparently, Bobby Franks never got around to doing one for the thing, so whatever. Karl Bakla got around to doing another fantastic Show Review for the website, this time for that Communion Of Thieves gig that went down a few weeks ago, and you can click here to read it. Dogs don't belong at gigs. That's all I'm saying. Oh, and Dead Neon and 3D6 are playing on Friday @ Yayo Taco, and there's gonna be some French filmmakers there who are putting together a film about the Local Underground Scene here, so maybe you could get there early and be a part of History before heading over to the Double Clown to see American Buckshot play! hahaha Anyways, everything is updated - all sorts of new stuff added all the time, like these Pictures of the Civilians playing @ the Motor City Cafe last week. Click here to check those out if you haven't already. It's gonna be a great weekend, and I'm definitely optimistic about anything and everything that may or may not happen! Wish me Luck! :-)
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