Well, that was an interesting night! ;-)
So as the Cop is pulling me over, literally a block from my freaking house, I couldn't help but smile at what a strangely disappointing night it had all been! LOL It wasn't because of the bands though, because the $wingin' Utter$ were fucking great, playing a shitload of new songs from their upcoming album and every now and then dipping into their amazing back catalog to play some songs that were written, according to Johnny Peebucks, when the band was a bit feistier. :-) It was fucking glorious, even with the turnout being a bit on the low side, but I didn't care. I prefer seeing bands in small, intimate venues as opposed to in a parking lot on a stage 50 yards away from me. I guess all the 'real punx' will see the $wingin' Utter$ play at PRB next year, and brag on Facebook about how epic it is seeing them play in Vegas. Whatever. I saw them at the Bunkhouse in front of an intimate rowdy crowd. It was the shit. <3 Spotted Dick opened up the gig with some crazy ass early So.Cal sounding Punk tuneage that brought to mind bands like the Simpletones or the Skulls. It's made up of Joe and John from 1/2 Ast and J-Sin from the Gashers. They were fucking fantastic and played a set that just had me standing there going 'Wow' the whole time. Looking forward to seeing lots more of them in the future. They were really good. People said we were good too, and I think we played a set that was pretty rocking. People dug it and that's all that mattered. The band nobody dug was that Roll The Tanks band. They played their crappy pop punk music to a disinterested crowd that wasn't impressed and couldn't care less. Oh well. They were one of the few disappointments of the night. I didn't get my ass kicked like I was promised, even though I wore a onethirtyeight.org shirt to make my identification easier, and I didn't fall for the bait that was being thrown my way by that crazy ex-girlfriend of mine, despite her best efforts. I saw it all sweetheart. I wasn't impressed. No, instead, I just reveled in the moment of being with my Friends and enjoying the night and everything that it brought to me. I ignored the Haters and the people who used to talk to me regularly and who now don't for some reason, preferring the company of people with a sense of humor who could have a laugh at it all and who weren't all PC butt hurt hypocrites. Life's too short, and I got better things to do people - waaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyy better things to do. ;-)
Like this! Going to see the Jesus And Mary Chain! LOL How many years ago was it that the band was supposed to play the House of Boooooo's and then cancelled for no reason? Yeah, those crazy Reid brothers are a volatile couple indeed, but ever since their triumphant return to performing live with their reunion gig @ SXSW earlier this year, the band have been playing some West coast dates sporadically and treating their fans to a set that is just chock full with their feedback laden pop dirges that both captivate your ears and get your head bobbing along to what the band is throwing out there. I'm a fan, and it's been a while since I've seen them play live, so yeah, I'm kind of hyped on seeing them play tonight. Lots of people I know and love say they're gonna be there tonight, so it should be a fun filled event indeed. I know it's not sold out, so if you got the urge to get your 90's alternative music groove on, you can't do much better than the Jesus And Mary Chain. Just Like Honey. Never Understand. Some Candy Talking. Enough said.
If I wasn't already committed to seeing the Jesus And Mary Chain, this is the gig I would be at - The Heroine and The People's Whiskey @ the Bunkhouse. There are a couple of other bands opening up the gig that I know nothing about, but still, the price of admission is worth it just for these 2 bands alone. The Heroine just fucking kill it each and every time they play, with their infectious Punk Rock and Roll music guaranteed to get you off your ass and clapping your hands along to the beat, and even though they just played here back in Feb., that is no excuse to not to get off your ass and head downtown to see these guys fuck shit up. They are fucking great and one of my favorite bands gigging around as of late. Same with The People's Whiskey. These guys are still one of the Best bands Vegas has to offer, and with them working on a new album, you're sure to hear them play a few new songs in their set tonight. Hopefully they don't neglect to play some of their better songs, like Fist Fights And Miller Lites, Pills, Empty Promises And Broken Dreams and Tall Cans. It's gonna be such a great gig. I seriously don't think I'm gonna make it out to it though, so I'm envious of those of you who are, you lucky bastards.
I don't think I'm gonna make it to Reggae In The Desert today. You see, as the Cops were taking the handcuffs off of me and making me sign the chickenshit tickets they issued to me, some scumbag tow tuck driver was hooking up my car to be taken away to some tow yard that's gonna cost me hundreds of dollars to get it out of. They wouldn't let me drive my car the whole 1 block to my house because 'it's illegal to operate a vehicle with expired tags on any Nevada roadway'. Yeah, I had expired tags and didn't even know it. Oh well, like I said, after everything that went on last night at the gig, and everything that didn't go on at the gig, and Hell, even the things that went on after the gig, I figure this was the least of my worries. And if this is the worse thing that happened to me last night, well, I'm cool with that too. It was worth it. ;-)
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