Fights at punk rock gigs... how cliche! LOL
I had a great time @ the Arts Factory on Sat., checking out bands and scamming out records. Glad to see that the turn out is getting better and better, because the record swap thing is just so much fun. And the Bands! Man! They were great. How sick was Internal Corrosion? Fuck yeah those guys ruled! Playing an Old School Metal sound, ala Show No Mercy era Slayer crossed with Kill 'Em All era Metallica, those guys just fucking killed it, getting the Punks and the Metal heads to stop drinking their tall boys for a second and bang their heads and thrash around in a lovely display of Unity. Internal Corrosion was excellent, and I'd love to see those guys again. Seriously. Go to their Facebook page by clicking here and check them out and Like their page, because that's what it's all about nowadays - being Liked on Facebook. Yeah, and while I'm on the subject, if you haven't already, Like the onethirtyeight.org Facebook page. All you gotta do is click on the button to the right there...
OK, now that that shameless plug thing is over, let's get back to the gig! :-) Nests - holy sweaty donkey balls! Where the fuck did these kids come from?? Those kids just fucking shredded it up true Hardcore style, playing some Gang Green / Jerry's Kids style of Punk that just had me standing there with my jaw on the floor at how fucking righteous the shit they were playing sounded. Infuckingcredible. It's too bad that the singer got sucker hit from behind by some douchebag while Vihan Rytmi's insanely noisy set. Those guys were good too! I hope it seriously wasn't their last gig, because they were pretty wicked sick. Painajainen style crusty noise not music, which I only say because it's the name of that bands classic 7". Finnish Hard Core Man - you gotta love it! ;-) Vihan Rytmi. Good stuff. It was cool when Crystal from Ecophagy Records got up on stage and screamed out a few songs. It wasn't cool when that dooshbag East Side Joe's kid sent the singer from Nests flying into the support poles for the overhead metal structure with a blindside low blow tackle from behind. That was a pretty chickenshit thing to do. Oh well. The fights that came afterwords because of it were mildly amusing. ;-) And then Die Laughing brought it all to a close with a lackadaisical set of all 4, 382 songs that they know, in celebration of their just released CD that contains everything the band has ever done. Fucking sweet to say the least. Yeah, it was a bittersweet way to send Bob and Larry on their way to a bigger and better future in L.A., but it was cool that people made the effort to come out and see them off and to celebrate the whole Die Laughing CD release thing. Very cool indeed. I left after the bands were done, stopping off at Artifice to see Deana, and I didn't even say Goodbye to Larry or Bob because I know our paths will cross again somewhere and that we'll see each other again. There is no word for 'Goodbye' in my Native language, there's only the phrase meaning 'Until we meet again', which is 'nya'aamh'. Nya'aamh Larry and Bob - nya'aamh my Friends.
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