What a fun time was had in Pasadena!!!
Thanks to The Generators for inviting us out to play their annual Chaos For Christmas toy drive benefit gig. It was a blast!! The Old Towne Pub in Pasadena was once an old fire house (or so someone drunkenly told me) that's now a bar that has gigs, and in order to get there you have to walk down the cleanest, most well lit alley I have ever seen. Space was tight inside, but that just made things more intimate and better. It was a windows fogging up kind of night. Remember when Against Me! played @ the Skillet Cafe back in 2003? Probably not, but it was THAT type of night. Sweaty drunken fun. Thanks to Sean for being the cool guy that he is, Doug Generators for doing the interview for the Pints With Punks show, which will be aired very, very soon. Teddy, Chris, and everyone else in The Generators for being such gracious hosts, and to the drummer of The Malchicks for letting me use his kit. The Malchicks just recently got back together after a 16 year hiatus, and if you're into the whole Droogie / A Clockwork Orange schtick, then they were the perfect band for you. Think The Adicks or Lower Class Brats and you'll have The Malchicks. I watched them from outside. Matt dug them. Other people there did too. I stood around outside drinking and shmoozing and catching my death of cold while The Generators played. That tiny bar was sooooo fucking packed there was no way to get in there. They sounded pretty good though. Played a few choice cuts from Welcome To The End, my favorite album of theirs, as well as a Cock Sparrer cover. I think. Like I said, I was pretty out of. The place had such a good vibe going all around it. Everyone was just chillaxed. People kept giving me beers, people kept knocking them over, people would give me more free beer. Totally funny. When that last call rolled around, all we had to do was walk back through the well lit alley right across the street to where our hotel room was. Easiest load out ever!! ha ha ha Sticking around the next day and watching the Raiders lose to the Packers wasn't worth the aggravation, so we headed home halfway through the 4th quarter. Ugh. Ugly way to end a season.
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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