I just like to get drunk, dress up like a Pirate and play music. - Dick Vain, Singer, Bloody Ale
And with a sentiment like that, it's pretty hard not to like the guys in Bloody Ale for doing what they're doing, and that's just having fun playing music, and I'm always down with that! :-) Yeah, the gig last night was pretty sweet. Good turnout for a Sunday night. Kudos to the guys in Bloody Ale for being understanding and not butt hurt pussies about what I wrote about them on the website. People told them I was talking shit about their band, but then they went and read what I wrote about them, and then they saw for themselves that I wasn't talking shit. Smart guys. ;-) Piratecore lives in Bloody Ale, and they put on a good show, lots of energy and some good Punk Rock tunes about drinking and fucking, which I can always get behind. Giggity. Not Beardcore, but Piratecore. Bloody Ale. Check them out and see what ya think. And Thanx for the drink Omar!
Rule Of Thumb didn't play for some reason, so The Civilians got to play an extended set, full of drum bashing, Oi! shouting, bagpipe playing and bass solos that the crowd ate up from the first note on. It was pretty sweet and I had a fun time playing. We did a couple of new songs, You're Not Alone, and Side By Side, that seemed to go over well with the crowd. We sold lots of merch, which is always a good sign that people dig you. Thanx to Zack for manning the merch table while we were playing. He did a Gig Review of our set, and you can click here to check it out. :-)
All us Civilians were hanging out with the guys from Break Anchor until the wee hours of the morning. Who's your Booking Agent? What label are you guys on? they asked us, and once we stopped laughing we said none! LOL Yeah, that Jason dude knew all sorts of stuff about Vegas back in the day, throwing out loving comments about old gigs played at the Caves and the Tubes like they were treasured memories we all shared, and when he started mentioning the old school Vegas skate crew members, Bob lost his collective mind... hahaha Break Anchor are a pretty good band. I knew nothing about them before the gig and came away from it really digging them. Heavy Fifteen / Wynona Ryders vibe, which is always welcome in my musical world.They played a really impressive set, chock full of Pop Punk goodness, and they even threw in an anti-Green Day song just for extra Punk Rock points! ;-) They played great and I dug 'em. After they were done I bought all the merch they had, including a killer white vinyl 7" that will fit nicely in my colored vinyl collection. Fun night. As always, Thanx to Bob for being the worst Roadie ever, and to Zack for the write up, and to the guys in Bloody Ale and everyone else for all the kind words and cool vibes. No better way to spend a Sunday.
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