Finally! ha ha ha ha ha And it was in front of a national audience, and at Home. Pretty friggin' sweet. It's about time. Go Raiders! And has Carr always a God boy? He said more 'Praise God' and 'Jesus My Lord and Savior' than even the most hypocritical gangster rapper.
I forgot to tell you about the pictures I took of The Mapes playing @ the Dive. Click here to see them. I also posted the pictures I took of Alan Six, and you can click here to check those out. The nice people @Inferno Punx Media filmed the Mapes set, which you can see below, as well as the Maxies set, which you can check out by going to the Inferno Punx Media YouTube channel by clicking here. They film a lot of gigs, have been for years, they're cool peeps, so check out some of the videos they have on their page, and show them some support and "Like" their Facebook page by clicking here.
For those who like to read, there's a couple of Gig Reviews to check out - one from this fan boy about the KISS gig @ the Joint, and you can click here to read that one, and the other one is from Karl Bakla on the Hot Water Music / Dave Hause / The Flatliners gig @ Fremont Country Club, and you can click here to check that out. It's both funny and educational as well... heh heh I also posted the write up I gave to the Slaughter And The Dogs / S.F.T. / The Civilians / Baddpitt And Adam Crow gig @ the LVCS, but I urge you not to read it. It's only full of hard, painful truths... LOL
Everything's updated. The big Pulley gig is going down tonight @ Triple B's, but I figure that if you have to lower the price of admission and give away free booze as an incentive to get people to go to a gig, well then it can't be a very good gig, now can it? It was OK when Pulley first got back together, but seriously, how many times since then have they played Vegas? 4? 6? 47? Whatever. I'm over it. Tomorrow is that cool Push Forward Skateboarding event going on @ the Dive. It's called Rock For Youth II, the Weekly did a little write up on the event which you can read by clicking here, Unfair Fight, Crazy Chief, Surrounded By Thieves, Mercy Music, and a few more bands are playing, its ALL AGES, Dean and Bob are gonna be there with the big ass Blue Tile Lounge Events skate ramp in place, so if you're not going to the last days of the KISS residency @ the Joint like I am, then get your ass down to the Dive and Support! Do it for the kids. Do it for Johnny!! :-)
I think some people need to reevaluate their meaning of the word "Epic", especially when it comes to seeing a band perform live. Can we at least agree that there are a few guidelines to what constitutes the annotation of the word 'Epic" as far as describing a bands performance live? Seeing The Clash live in 1980 - Epic. Seeing Discharge live in 1983 - Epic. Seeing Slayer live in 1986 - Epic. Seeing Guns N' Roses live in 1988 - Epic. Faith No More released the song Epic in 1990, and that was pretty epic, and seeing Nirvana live in 1991 - pretty fucking Epic. You get my point. Also, the use of the term "killing it" is merely subjective to one's own musical mediocrity at this point. You guys all know that one band wasn't "killing it" at that gig. You horny bastards just like drooling over that smelly Hippy troll chick... ha ha ha Losers with a capital L. ;-)
I dunno what you did on Friday, but Jeremy and I were at the last Mapes gig of the year, which was going down at The Dive, where Angie told me to "Be nice", whatever THAT was referring to. ;-) It's always nice seeing her, and it was cool running into the mighty Xtal, Martin the Hermit Crab, Denise, Sarah, BG, MG (who swears I don't know him) and Roy from the Black Jetts, who was hanging out at a bar that his band wasn't even playing at. Strange, I know! ha ha ha I think I met his "Boo" as well... heh heh heh The Mapes played with The Maxies, who hail from all the way from Greenland, or Iceland, or some shit like that, and they were pretty good. I like The Mummies and Masked Intruder too, and the bands sound reminded me a lot of those bands. Yup! The Maxies put on one Hell of a show, jumping around, rocking the fuck out, and cracking wise for waaaay too long with all their friends in the audience. It was like watching a band practice where you don't know who anyone is, so you just kind of stand there and go 'yuuuhhhhhp', because you dig the band, and just wish that they'd go back to playing songs instead of cracking wise. I tried standing around drinking during the Time Crashers set, but I don't like the band, I just couldn't take what they were playing, and headed outside to higher, greener pastures, with a group of Local musical degenerates who didn't want to be named, for fear of persecution and judgement from their cool Friends. :-)
The surprise of the night was the debut of the band Alan Six. I got to the Dive early and saw Dave Mapes sitting behind a drum set that was set up on the stage and thought to myself, What's Dave doing behind a drum set?, and that's when his lovely wife Adrienne, who was holding this pretty sweet looking mini-bass in her hands, walked up to the mic and announced that this was the debut of their band Alan Six, and they kicked into their first song, a pretty rocking number that garnered everyone's attention in the place, and like that, they were off and running, rocking shaky but steady, and I was digging it. Alan Six are a catchy as fuck poppy Punk trio (the band features local malcontent Lance L. on geetar) that brought to mind bands like the Motards, Teenage Bottlerocket, the Queers, stuff like that, but with better vocals, because Adrienne can fucking sing her ass off. Wow! They had songs about masturbation, Johnny Ramone, and being hungover - with those three in a band, go figure, right? LOL They played waaay too short of a set, and they earned every bit of applause that everyone in the place gave them when they were done rocking out. Alan Six were great, and I'm hyped I was there to see their debut performance. Check them out whenever you can and 'Like' their Facebook page by clicking here.
And then the Mapes... oh my GAWD the Mapes... what can I say that hasn't already been said about one of the most Legendary bands Las Vegas has ever produced? The on-stage musical depravity continues on unabated, and the bands encouragement of borderline vicious assaults towards them is growing in leaps and bounds, with flour, sugar, hot dogs, bananas, spit covered tissues and other body fluids all being thrown at the band in the most violent manner possible, and usually when band members are unable to defend themselves, which must suck for them but oh well, that's the price one pays when the honor of becoming a Mape is bestowed upon you. I can't help but be reminded of the classic Super Chicken line - you knew the job was dangerous when you took it. ;-) It wasn't a pretty Mapes gig, that's for sure, with Lord Baron Von Ding Dong pretty much giving up on playing bass mid set, but luckily Haywood J. Blowme started playing bass instead of guitar, and with the help of Joe from Spotted Dick on second guitar, the band careened, caterwauled, and then crash and burned to the end of their set and left the stage of the Dive a stinky, greasy, flour and sugar coated mess. It was funny. Sherf Turlett was constantly complaining that he wasn't drunk enough to be playing, and Captain Whiskey was sporting a shiner after the gig from someone hitting him in the eye with a flung banana while he was playing drums, but other than that, I think it was a fun time, right? Right? hahahaha As usual, the Mapes pretty much played every song that they knew, but I don't think they played any of their songs correctly, or even to completion for some of them, but still, it wasn't the worst Mapes gig I've ever seen, but it certainly wasn't the best either. Fun night.
Everything's updated. Mercy Music is playing tonight @ the Bunkhouse with Single Mothers. Unfair Fight is playing with Norma Jean tomorrow night @ Triple B's. To see what else is happening this week, check out the Gig Calendar page by clicking here. Lots of things happening this weekend. Carlos from S.F.T. has the best Mohawk in Las Vegas. Just saying... ;-)
Latest additions to the website include the following:
Pictures of Knife Wielding Maniac @ Morgan's Tavern, way out in Ripperside, CA. Click here to see them. They were some really nice guys and check them out on their Facebook page by clicking here.
Pictures of The Irish Brothers @ The Divebar, the old one on Trop. Click here to see them. This was the night of Sin's Birthday Party there, and if you were there, I only have 2 words for you - penis balloons. :-)
One night I got dragged out by The Black Widows to a Psychobilly gig @ Jillian's, and once there I took photos of Mad Sin (click here to see them) and The Chop Tops (click here to see them). I had to do something at that gig. I was bored!!! LOL
Remember Club Brass? Probably not. You might know it better as the LVCS, but a while ago, it was called Club Brass, and one night there was a really rowdy gig there, and the Vermin played (click here to see the pix), and Infested played (click here to see the pix), 1/2 Ast played (click here to see those pix) and Left Unattended played (click here to see those pix), and so did Urchin (click here to see those pix). Whatever happened to Urchin? The Las Vegas band Urchin, not the Iron Maiden related band Urchin. Anyone?
I last saw Bad Religion 7 years ago @ the House Of Booooo's. I took some pix, I got kicked out. The end. The pix from that night can be seen right here.
Remember when The Dwarves played the Divebar back in 2007?? Me either! ha ha ha Apparently I was there, because I took photos of them playing that night, and you can click here to see those. That was the night I punched Szandora in the stomach for hitting me in the face with her hula hoop... LOL Some band called U.C. Swillers opened (click here to see the pics), and so did Conspiriocity (click here to see those pix), who I think were from Texas, right? False Cause played too, and as much as I didn't want to, I posted the photos I took of them on the website, and you can click here to see them. Documentation of the past, right? Bob was the deciding vote on that one... and a band called the Gunsmiths played that night too!! The band was comprised of Eric Smith, Turbo, Joe 1/2 Ast and Lenny from the Dirty Babies. Great, short lived band. Click here to see the pix I took of them that night.
Everything's updated. I gotta go get ready to see KISS tonight @ the Joint, and by get ready I mean to start imbibing and drinking heavily. KISS is scheduled to arrive by a helicopter that's supposed to land in the valet area parking lot, because, well, how else is KISS supposed to make an entrance, dammit?? LOL Can't wait to see this spectacle, and a lot more, tonight. Wish me Luck! Cheers!! :-)
You have a good Halloween? Yeah, me too. Whoever put that stuff in my drink, uhhmm, Thanx, I think? I didn't dress up or anything this year. Wasn't feeling it. And I had a total of 3 kids come up to my door for candy this year. I think kids are all sissified nowadays, although some nogoodniks did walk up and down my street tagging the walls up, so, maybe there's hope for the future? I didn't go to that Faceplant reunion gig on Sat. because I don't know who the fuck they are, never heard of them, so I could care less about them being back together. Chose to stay Home and continue my heroic intake of all things Horror movie related. That English Dogs gig on Thurs, well, the Civilians got offered that gig, but we turned it down, which was fine with me because I never liked the English Dogs much either... LOL I queued up like everyone else to see their US debut at the Olympic Auditorium gig in '86, and got treated to a drunk and embarrassing set of Metal bullshit played by a bunch of poofy haired Mötley Crüe wannabes. Saw them a few years later with Dayglo Abortions and they weren't any better. Oh well. And you KNOW I wasn't going to that Koffin Kats gig, although I did recently find the unedited pictures an ex-girlfriend of mine took of them playing at the Bunkhouse Saloon back in 2007. I think her and her friend blew them that night. Classy. And I've said it before, and I'll say it again - fuck the Adicks. Fucking cockstar pillow biting poofs. Bragging about seeing them in this day and age, much less bragging about hanging out with them and partying with them, doesn't make you cool - it makes you a pathetic loser that saddens me to know. Phooey.
I think I'm just morphing into THAT guy, the one a few of my Friends are on the fence about becoming... heh heh
Weebly just announced on their blog that we now have the ability to install Membership Only status to the website, or just parts of the website, and I've been toying with the thought of doing just that, requiring you to register with the website before you're allowed to see it, but it seems kind of Stalinesque in nature, so I'm not really comfortable with it - yet - but if silly stuff like what went on with the overtly emotional dude from that one band that sux ass (I know, be more specific, right?) and his pontificating about my practice of removing shitty bands from flyers keeps coming up and happening over and over again, then maybe Membership status is the way to go. I mean, it wouldn't stop anything I've written down from getting out, because most of it is hearsay bullshit anyways, because nobody actually reads this stuff, but their friends do, and their friends tell them all about what's being said on here, right? LOL Yeah, it's an interesting thought... definitely deserves some more thought put into it.
Everything's updated. Going to see KISS this week. Hyped!!! :-)
Gig Review: Misfits / Alkaline Trio / FEAR @MGM Grand Garden Arena
Idle Gossip updated
Pictures: Doulos @Angel City Cafe
Music Review:Desert Rats With Baseball Bats, Volume 3
Music Review:Blondie - Pollinator
Pictures:Manic Hispanic @Silver Saddle Saloon (Repost)
Pictures:Dinah Cancer & The Grave Robbers @Double Clown Saloon (Repost)
Gig Calendar updated
Conflict @ Ft. Cheyenne (Repost)
Punk Rock Summer Comp
Sparks / Les Sewing Sisters @The El Rey Theater