In honor of tonight's Alan Six CD release party @The Dive, because it's been a long, long time coming, I decided to post some photos I took of the band when they played @11th Street Records a while back, and you can click here to check those out. The kids dancing along to the music the band was playing that day was priceless. That was a fun gig. Usually I'm all "fuck the kids" but I wasn't this particular Saturday. Go figure. I also posted the pictures I took of Fredward that day as well, a band that I dig the shit out of, and you can click here to check those out. The New Emotives and Melanie And The Midnite Marauders played that day as well, and I'll get their pictures up post haste. Is it spelled 'midnight' or 'midnite'? On the bands Facebook URL it's spelled 'midnite' but on flyers (even the ones the band themselves put out) it's spelled 'midnight', so I dunno. They do a killer cover of the 1971 classic Daddy Was A Preacher But Mama Was A Go-Go Girl and they look real spiffy and pretty while doing so - even Clay! Banana Red MD 20-20. You are a very sick man, you glorious motor boating bastard you.
So yeah, tonight, Alan Six CD release party @The Dive. Just to make it even more crazed they somehow managed to get The Mapes back together after their recently announced breakup to play a reunion set just for the occasion. How fortunate, no? Melanie And The Midnite Marauders are also playing, along with a band called Undercover Monsters from Riverside that have some sort of a connection with The Maxies from Greenland or something, I dunno. It should be a great gig, and make sure to wear something that you don't care if it gets fucked up or stained or whatever. I'm pretty sure it's going to be THAT kind of night...
Then on Saturday night, Downtown Vegas, The Civilians are apparently headlining the First Annual Vegas Hoedown @Triple B's. Don't ask. I'm not sure how it happened, but it did, and it makes me wish that we had practiced more, but oh well. It's Punk Rock. It will be fun. No idea of who the other bands are, except for Chickenhawk, which is Big Daddy Carlos' musical thingy. If you're masochistic you could always go see The Mapes playing their first all ages show in like, a zillion years, @11th Street Records. The thought of The Mapes playing before an impressionable group of innocent children, like the ones who were at the Alan Six / Fredward gig a while back, just terrifies the shit out of me. My first concert that I remember going to was a Johnny Cash gig when I was 5 years old. Can you imagine if your first ever gig was seeing The Mapes? Maybe there is hope for the future then? I dunno. All I want to know is if they're gonna be their usual drunken selves or if they're gonna play nice and sober and profanity free for the kiddies. Should be interesting.
Music Review:Living On Hope Street. Vol. 3
Pictures: A Broken Line @The Breach
Pictures: P200 @The Griffin
Gig Calendar updated
Idle Gossip updated
Music Review: Unfair Fight - False Walls
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