Roid Rage - Sorry guys I missed your set arguing over a parking space and being sweated by a bouncer - twice.
N.E. Last Words - Seen it before, it's done to death, nothing original here or particularly engaging. Having said that, excellent musicianship was displayed by N.E. Last Words. Just not my cup of tea or what I was expecting to see opening for D.I.
Cherry 2000 - The singer/lead guitar guy said on the mic “I am a Father of two and that's the most Punk Rock thing you will hear tonight.” Ladies and Gentlemen I liked them. I thought they were good and to my Punk Rock ears I found them appealing. Great musicianship shown here and good songs, bravo Cherry 2000. And when I say great musicianship you have to take that with a grain of salt because I'm impressed with anyone that can play guitar or bass without looking down at it while they play - says the one finger, top stringer bass player.
D.I. - What can I say? They stepped up and blew doors. I had lost a lot of confidence in them earlier in the day when I heard they did not bring their own back line, i.e. gear like amps and a drum kit. I thought, how good could they sound if they just arrive and say "OK, can we borrow extremely sensitive equipment tuned to the sensibilities of some OTHER random musician?" I was wrong. They jumped on stage, made some tweaks to the borrowed equipment and blew my mind, they sounded great. Everyone was singing along to many of the songs including Rusty Hung Himself. If I heard what went down correctly a T.S.O.L. drummer stepped in and played one song. Man he was throwing down. I thought, he's a hundred times better than the D.I. drummer, but then I realized up unto that point in the show I'd been mesmerized by Casey, the bass player Eddie (who ruled) and guitar player. So when the original D.I. drummer went back to his kit (actually someone else's kit ) I watched only him and thought, yep D.I.'s current lineup is the whole package. I don't recommend ever missing this band when they come to Vegas.
by Colin Oscopy
Well I got to the show pretty early 8:30, 9:00 o'clock, and I found myself wandering about running into familiar faces I see at every other show. I walk right into the show, seeing a familiar bouncer I see at every other show, he asks me "you gonna be cool tonight?" I responded with a Punk Rock 'Fuck No!!!!!' hahaha Anyhoo I checked out some of the opening bands - I.D.S.F.A. were alright. They had a crazy stage show. False Cause laid it down like always, props. Then IDFI played. They were fuckin bad. By this time I'm fucking ripped shit hammered and D.R.I. hit the stage. Everytime I see these guys THEY PUT IT DOWN. After 30 years of doing this, one would think they might have lost a little steam but that surely was not the case. They rip right into the set and people started slamming and stage diving - I myself included ahhahaa. They played about an hour and a half of just non stop slamming tunes. If you weren't there, you're probably fucking up in Life or playing at another gig (Gilb). hahahhaa Anyhoo the full show is on YouTube if you missed it. Click here to see it. Whoever recorded it, good job.
The Psyatics / Haymarket Squares / The People's Whiskey / Piss Broke Rebels / The Lazy Stalkers @ The Double Clown Saloon
by All Hail Bob
As I walk in The People's Whiskey were just tuning up. I missed the first band. As they jump into the first song I noticed the mic was a little low and flat. Since I'm the "FORMER" sound tech over there, I hook them up with the one mic they had. There's 3 mic's most times. These guys got 3-4 different styles of music sets they can play and the Punk set was played this time. Right out the gate - WOW!! Best band of the night... Loud and in your face.
So I'm hanging out on the patio when The Psyatics start playing. It's sounds like a chick singing some butt rock style of early 80's Pop perhaps, but I go inside and it's 3 mid to late 40's guys and this guy had a such a HIGH voice - very VERY odd.
And then The Lazy Stalkers played... THEY SUCKED BADLY!!!!! Cute girl singing and bopping around, none of them could keep a tune. I would try to call it... Gutter Pop??? Something dumb ass hipsters would call Punk... and yet I found myself sitting through their set and heckling them. They did a cover of Anything, Anything and raped it. Why do bands cover that song? It's not even Dramarama's best song. I like the song Last Cigarette. I should have killed myself. It would have been more entertaining...
Then the Piss Broke Rebels played. Cow Rock sound from L.A. Not bad. Got some hooky sound... catchy but nothing I haven't heard before. The lead vox is a chick that was sitting down on the stage the whole set. I heard she broke her foot or something. At least sit on a bar stool! Her voice was like rough and like the girl from the Distillers. GIVE IT UP LADIES... THERE WAS AND EVER WILL BE ONE WENDY O. WILLIAMS... get a clue.