I don't know where to begin, so I'm just going to start.
I blew off seeing the Dollyrots with Monica to watch the Sharks game, assuming we were going to pretty much close the deal tonight, but for some reason, Niemi didn't start, and when I walked away from it, the game score was 3-0 Queens just seconds into the 2nd period. Ugh. So with all the free time, and while waiting for my food to be delivered, and to get my mind of of Hockey, I thought I'd just jot down some random thoughts. It's been a hectic past few days.
Fri. night I didn't go to Combichrist, despite Jeff's pleading for me to do so, and that secret Puddle Of Mudd gig @ Triple B's was a joke. As Hank so elegantly put it, "they're Date Rape music"... LOL Aren't they a one hit wonder? What's the big deal about them playing anyways? Thurs. night it was all about Roxie's B-Day party going down @ the Velveteen Rabbit, where her band Crazy Chief was playing, along with a band I've been dying to see for a long time now, a band called Leather Lungs. I dig their super rocking, soul stomping Rawk N Roll music, and they were definitely worth the wait in checking out. They were pretty laid back, but otherwise ¡Muy excelente! Couldn't hear the drums though, because the guy playing drums wasn't hitting them too hard, which was sad. All us Drummers in the room were quick to notice that, being the catty bitches that we all are... hahaha And then Crazy Chief tore things up, the highlight being them playing a pretty crazed up version of their Angel Dust single, with Jesse going out of his way to make sure everyone knew that the song was NOT about PCP and D & D... heh heh. It was a Celebration, Bitches!, for the upcoming Crazy Chief album called Chrome Werewolf, and we were supposed to get a download card to preview the new album for showing up, but I never got mine, dammit! What a jip! LOL Oh well. It was a fun night with Friends and Family and Music. Doesn't get much better than that.
Speaking of Leather Lungs, here's a video for a song they did called Jedi In The Streets, Sith In The Sheets (I don't get the reference, but I'm not a Star Wars nerd), and if you haven't gotten their 3 song demo yet, you can click here to download it immediately from their Bandcamp page. They also have some other songs not available on their demo on their Soundcloud page, and you can click here to check those out. Become the bands friend on Facebook by clicking here.
If you missed out on Oi Polloi on Weds, well, I don't know what to say, because they were amazing, and I know you weren't there because the place was pathetically empty. Something better to do on a Weds. night than to see a Legendary Anarcho Oi! band from Scotland, who has never ever toured the West Coast before? Fuck off you poseurs! hahaha They sounded fucking great, especially considering that half of the band didn't even make it into the U.S. because of visa problems, and their replacements from the opening bands were just learning the songs as they went along on the tour. Wow! They played all sorts of cool songs - Pigs For Slaughter, THC, Scum, No Filthy Nuclear Power, Hands Off Nicaragua, Punx Picnic, Bash The Fash, Kill The Bill, and a bunch of other songs I haven't heard in years. They sang songs in Gaelic, and they even did a few obscure Swedish D-Beat covers just because they could! Sooooooo fucking excellent. If you played the "I'm tired, I'm old, it's on a weeknight, I got work in the morning" card, like I know some of you did, then you truly missed out on seeing a phenomenal band up close and personal in a small, intimate venue. Although if and when they play Punk Rock Posing, I'm sure you'll all be there and hyped up on seeing Oi Polloi play finally... whatever.
Wartorn were pretty sick too. Good to finally see them after I missed them playing at East Side Joe's a few years back. Is East Side Joe's still doing gigs? Anybody? I mean, I see Joe everywhere, but I never talk to him about gigs... odd. I bought a bunch of classic vinyl records from the Wartorn merch guy, I think it was the Wartorn merch guy, who had boxes and boxes of super rare and choice stuff that he brought along on tour to sell. Pretty smart thing to do if ya ask me. Vindictive sucked. I don't know what they were doing on the bill, but I'm glad they followed us, because they made The Civilians set sound all that much better! LOL And everybody dug the Time Crashers, which was cool / weird, so yeah, if you weren't there, you missed a good gig!
I think I've written enough...