OK... it's all fun and games until someone gets hurt. Thankfully no one has gotten hurt yet so it's all still fun and games! hahahaha Was that really Tony the Soundman who got fired in the Comments section? Sure sounded like it... hee hee hee
In the midst of all that Cheyenne Saloon Drama, I forgot to tell you that fucking Neon Reverb SUCKED!! hahahaha No fucking promotion whatsoever and Local Band support was pretty much non-existent and relegated to the precious Sunday night spots that everybody just loves to play. NOBODY was at Atari Teenage Riot that Saturday, NOBODY knew who was playing where and at what time, and NOBODY gave a shit about anybody that played. Every venue was pretty much vacant despite the fluff piece that appeared in the City Life this week, which pretty much set this tirade off. Click here to read that if you haven't already. If they're thinking about turning this into some sort of Street Scene kind of thing, they're definitely gonna need to step it up a notch or two or ten. Big Talk was the 'Coachella Moment' of the Festival? Oh fucking bite me. They suck. Ronnie Vannucci should go back to playing that stupid ass Jock Pit song with Attaboy Skip like he used to. Coachella Sucks. Your fucking Neon Reverb festival sucks. And City Life, you suck too.
If you people that think that Zappo's buying the rights to First Friday is a good thing, just remember that I told you this right now - it's not. The Corporate Takeover is not to be embraced. Cindy Funkhouser is not a friend of First Friday. Nope! Since when is the 'Disneyfying' of a once independent, quirky gathering of Local Artists and Bohemian types a good thing, huh? When has it ever been? Yeah, exactly. Booooooooooooooooo
OK, now for some Positivity! LOL You just can't be pessimistic all the time, ya know? ;-) I got pretty hyped when I saw this because I love these guys. Apparently, someone made a documentary about Fishbone, one of the coolest bands EVER, centering in on the tenacious relationship between Norwood and Angelo, and the film is now making the rounds at film festivals all around the world. Go to fishbonedocumentary.com for more info about the movie and to find out where you can see it in your part of the world. Fishbone are Rad!
And BTW, that new Jesus Lizard - Club DVD is fucking AMAZING!! Wowsers! Age has only made those guys better. And it comes with the entire set as 320 MP3's as well, so you can download that shizz straight to your iTunes. Awesomeage. :-)
This was a pretty OK article about Dirk Vermin in last week's Seven magazine, and you can click here to check it out. The picture they used for that article is a Photoshopped nightmare, but I always enjoy reading that cantankerous old bastards rants and raves about anything and everything. When's that damn Boredom Is The Reason book coming out anyways???
Everything's updated. Come by the Motor City Cafe tomorrow to see a pretty PFR gig with 2 good Local bands and then Us. :-) And don't forget about that All Ages gig @ Yayo Taco with the Gashers and Guilty By Association. It's somebody's Birthday party so I'm hoping that there will be CAKE there... heh heh
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