So the Las Vegas City Life magazine / newspaper / whatever is shutting down.
Big whoop dee doo.
That paper hasn't been relevant for years now, and I think I last read one by choice back in 2009 when they did a story on East Side Joe, the 'mysterious man' behind the venue which carried his name. I always see them in the rack at the Felipito's that I frequent, but there's never anything remotely interesting to me on the cover that validates the effort it takes to bend over and pick one up. Hektor Esparza did an excellent job eulogizing the thing, and you can click here to read that.
Neon Reverb Downtown music festival has officially announced that it's over and done with, and all I can do is laugh at the thought of all the poor Hipster bands that will no longer have some music festival promoters just as pretentious as the music they play telling them that they're 'relevant' and that their music is both 'heartfelt' and 'original'... hee hee hee
If you don't think that Punk Rock Posing has officially jumped the shark yet, if you still cling to the antiquated notion that the thing is all about 'bands and unity and hanging with your friends', well then I'm hoping that this years line up will convince you otherwise. A rehashing of headlining bands who have already played the festival, some less than 2 years ago, and padded out with a shitload of bands no one gives 2 shits about and who couldn't draw a crowd to see them play if they set their dicks on fire and ran around the stage, just make this years presentation beyond pathetic, almost as pathetic as the Local bands picked to represent the Punk Rock element of our beloved fair city. Barf. In all actually though, those 2 bands are the perfect representation for Punk Rock Posing - they both suck and they're both full of clueless idiots who wouldn't know what real Punk Rock was if it bit them on their asses. hahahaha Fucking Poseurs. Still shames me that my Friends support and attend this farcical gathering... le sigh.
I'm not really big on the whole self-promotion thing, but I did want to let you know about this gig I got coming up this weekend. It's being brought to you by the lovely people at Nevermore Productions, and it's at the Hard Rock Cafe with my band The Civilians, and it's for a really good cause called Operation Homefront, which provides emergency financial and other assistance to families of service members. It's a benefit concert called Love Has No Bounds, and there's a bunch of bands playing, including The People's Whiskey, and there's also gonna be a shitload of Artists, including the ever snazzy Dan 45, hawking their goods and selling off the efforts of their hard work and passion, so bring lots of cash, because besides all that, there's gonna be a raffle for a whole bunch of cool stuff, stuff soooo cool that I have no idea what any of it is! LOL If you wanna find out more about the event, and I'm hoping that you do, you can click right here and check out the Facebook event page because, well let's face it, you're nothing without a Facebook event page, right? Right! Come out to the gig on Sun. and support a worthwhile cause.
And yeah, if I owe you a tee shirt, and you're coming to the gig, gimme a heads up and I'll bring it with me. :-)
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