Soooooo... did I miss out on anything exciting or fun that went down this past weekend?
Well, I guess that would depend on what your definition of the word 'fun' is, now wouldn't it! ;-)
Big Congrats! to Dean and Blue Tile Lounge Events for pulling off the unthinkable with the only event truly worth attending this weekend, and that was his Skate Punk Reunion gig @ the Atomic Liquors with too many awesome bands playing to mention. If you missed out on this, and I know you did, then just kick yourself in the ass and make plans to attend the event next year. Yes, there will be another one next year. Wait and see. Just the fact that it's a big middle finger 'Fuck You' to the Sterns and PRP is more than enough reason to support this Locally centered, Locally supporting music event. Look, if anyone deserves to get rich from this whole 'Punk Rock' thing it's Dean, not those dooshbags the Sterns... hahahaha It was both an Honor and a Privilege to participate in the inaugural event. Looking forward to the next one, and for the many more for years to come.
Not to say that Rawkmom's Gutterball Bash was no slouch either! It's always a pleasure to play her events (I think we've done 3 of them now) and this last one was no exception from the other amazeballs events she's done before. Good bands, good friends, good times. I think it was her persistent asking (and our general contempt over what passes itself off as 'Punk Rock' or a 'Good' band nowadays) that got the Loud Pipes back together and rolling again, so big Thanx to her and to everyone else who showed up to welcome us back in a big, big way. Lots of ghost from the past were in attendance, and some rad new people were there too. ;-) You guys all rule! Seriously. And yes, of course, Jesse 'Photo Joto' Nabers was there, and he took a whole lotta photos of us playing both sets, so you can click here to check out the photos he took of us playing the Double Clown by clicking here, and you can check out his photos of us playing the Skate Punk Reunion gig @ Atomic Liquors by clicking here. Next Loud Pipes gig is June 6th @ the Dive with Nashville Pussy and The Black Jetts. Get Hyped!!