Friday nights gig @ Atomic Liquors was majorly fun, despite all the attention whores and poseurs in cuts riding their kiddie bikes around. Sometimes I wish a real "Outlaw Bike Club" would just come to town and take all their cuts right off their Hipster backs. Parking was a nightmare, because everything Downtown was closed off for some sort of big event / population congregation, and walking along all the empty open spaces and hundreds of unused Port-A-Potty's reminded me of just how clueless the Downtown mentality truly is. I told everyone this, that the only reason why I even made the effort to go Downtown for the gig was to see Alan Six (or Sixx, depending on who you ask) and I'm glad I did. They were good - sloppy drunk but good! Lance plays catchy guitar riffs, I love Adrienne's voice, and watching Mr. Dave play drums reminds me of why I play drums - to have fun!! I didn't pay much attention to the Maxies when they played, I can't stand that snare sound the Drummer has, and the humor in the music and the schtick misses me, but the boys on bikes were going crazy while they played, so, whatever. Maybe I missed out? I liked that the Maxies seemed to spend most of their set time talking shit instead of playing music. ;-) And then the Mapes, oh The Mapes, set a new high in low, completely destroying the outside patio area where they played, and almost burned down the place in the process! It's never a good idea to allow drunken fools to play with lighter fluid with paper confetti all over the place. ;-) With all the flames and the food and usual fluids flying around, it was probably a good idea that this Mapes gig was held outside. It was definitely one for the ages, that's for sure. It was great seeing everybody, old Friends, new Friends, Enemies. Quite a fun night. What was up with that free crappy Coldcock Whiskey that was being passed around??? Yuck!
I've been involved in pseudo-debates all day. BS about Punk Rock Posing, Local bands weaseling their way onto already overcrowded gigs, Promoters that keep putting the same 3 or 4 bands on every gig they do, and the validity of cover bands in the scene, if you can believe that. I find that I spend most of my free time involved in those conversations than in getting things done on the website. So much to do and not enough time to get it all done...
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Pictures: January 2017 updated
Gig Calendar updated
Idle Gossip updated
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