While I was recovering from my debauchery this weekend, I caught up on some much needed video viewing. 2 minutes later, after I was done watching Porn, I checked out this video that my friend Jimmy from Razorcake told me about. It's a documentary about Chi Pig from S.N.F.U. and all he went through and how he's coming back from it all. Who's Chi Pig? I can hear you asking yourself. Who or what is a S.N.F.U.? you're saying? Well, they were this Legendary band from Canada who would just tear shit up anywhere and everywhere they played, releasing a few seminal, crucial albums on BYO Records (boooooooo), and eventually ending up on Epitaph, where, even with their musical clout and muscle pushing them, the band still couldn't break through and ended up in a mess of Hatred and Legal problems that pretty much put an end to their brilliant musical career. It's a sad story that brought tears to my eyes, as I'm a HUGE fan of these guys, so if you're either curious about the Legendary entity that is known as Chi Pig, or a fan of the band, you owe it to yourself to check this video out. It's pretty powerful stuff.
I could of sworn that that Voodoo Organist gig was tonight, and not yesterday. I saw the photos being posted on Facebook last night and was like Damn! I missed out. Oh well. I, like many people here in Vegas I'm sure, saw the Voodoo Organist hold court @ the Cooler Lounge back in the days, and I was definitely leaning towards checking him out again and shooting some photos for the website, that is, of course, if my better half was feeling up to getting into some mischief on a weekday night. ;-)
Speaking of which, I never posted anything about the D.I. gig that went down last Fri. It was too fun of a gig not to, and plus it was Anne's first time ever seeing D.I.,which is odd, considering she's an O.C. Punk girl tried and true... so yeah...
After dealing with the shitty Tourists that permeate Downtown like the cockroaches that they are, and paying for parking (UGH!) and hooking up with Mike to get our tickets, we walk into the LVCS, and the first thing that hits me is the atrocious sound in the place. Is it really that hard to find a competent sound man here in town? I mean seriously... this shit is embarrassing. The band Sick Sense was on stage tearing it up, and I recognized the dude from Luicidal on vocals. They were ultra 80's hardcore band that just wasn't doing it for me. They played a Fear cover. I yawned. The drummer was playing a sick looking, blue Vistalite drum set though, but just barely tapping on it, like a newborn babes bottom. I thought it was cute. American Made came on next and I pretty much slept through them, because they sucked, and then Guilty By Association came on (finally) and played an energetic, loud, fast, and obnoxious set of Punk Rock tuneage that everyone in the crowd was dying to hear and very appreciative of. They sounded good. They even played a few new tunes, which was majorly surprising to me. Could there be a new record in the future? We shall see! Peligro, featuring D.H. Peligro from the Dead Kennedys, played after GBA and lost all the momentum GBA had just built up, and sucking all the energy out of the room as well. The fact that they set up their gear, sound checked it, and then left it up there unattended for what seemed like hours had quite a few people heading for the door. I would of left too if I would of been by myself. Then, after that long ass wait, Peligro played a set that was much too long and much too full of mediocrity to even comment on further. D.I. was definitely worth the wait though, as they played a set chock full of the classic tunes they've released over the course of their storied career, and they even included a few new songs from their just released United We Slam EP, which is only available on iTunes, and you can click here to check that out. D.I. sounded great. They played an uptempo, energetic show, and the pit action was fast and heavy throughout their set. Surprise of the night was them playing Reagan Der Fuhrer, which I don't think I've heard them play in a long, long time, and the sad part was listening to Casey try to talk the crowd out of wanting to hear Chiva, saying how the song brought up bad memories and wasn't that good of a song to begin with, but he played it anyways, and the crowd went crazy for it, myself included. Yeah, it was a great night of Fun and Music at the LVCS, but they gotta do something about the sound there. It's atrocious. And bring back smoking inside the place. Going outside to smoke in Vegas is soooooooooo fucking lame!
Everything's updated. I posted some Pictures of The Swamp Gospel I took at the Beauty Bar a while back, and you can click here to check those out. It's a pretty quiet weekend, as far as I can remember. I mean, 3D6 and Tiger Sex are @ Artifice for that lame ass David Bowie vs. Iggy Pop mash-up thing they sometimes do there, and tomorrow night the Dirty Panties and IDFI are playing at the Double Clown, but I doubt I'll make it to that gig. Last time the Dirty Panties played there I got a message on Facebook from a Friend of theirs asking me to stop being mean to the band about that fundraiser thing they were trying to do to get to Japan to tour with the Bloodcocks, for whatever reason they wanted to do that for. I never replied to the guy from Squidhat Records about it, because, frankly, I didn't really care and couldn't be bothered. I was just making an observation, not a recommendation... heh