I originally wanted to make a separate column of pansy-ass tantrums and put wavves and ariel pink on it. Wavves just took too many drugs and couldn't play. nothing most of us haven't done before.
my bad. i meant Muhammed. Muhammed, Allah, Glenn Danzig - all very easy to confuse.
at least he didn't do anything especially pretentious like declare all punk and metal shows a sacred place of authentic exclusivity which, like the temple of Mecca, are not to be photographed and Danzig - much like Allah - should not have his image engraved like ever.
@tobin we tend to cover our ass by not handing out the addresses of places where people live - even if they DO do it themselves often by throwing events there. however, i can tell you there's a Mt Swag event just about every month and there is always a facebook invite floating about with all the necessary info intact.
i was ejected from the premises before i even finished my soundcheck. the "sound guy" (i.e. the owner's son) couldn't seem to figure out how to balance a line source and a mic. the owner threatened to "slap the shit out of [me]" for making jokes about it and then ejected me from the premises. maybe i was a little harsh, but shit. i was basically singing karaoke and even this was too hard for him. it was either joke it off or stand on stage for another 20 min looking like an idiot. the rest of the staff booed and hissed at me, telling me to "Go play at The Muse!" - when actually, i've had at least 20 better experiences playing The Muse than that dump.
it's only 3 blocks from my house, so it'd be pretty awesome if that spot were to become the East Side's answer to Mercy Lounge. but whoever buys it has their work cut out for them. both that building's interior and public stigma are long overdue for an extreme makeover.
Good fucking riddance. Just about everyone who's played that place has horror stories, including myself. there's a reason they were looking for someone to book that place on Craigslist several times a year. despite the best efforts of countless young, aspiring music biz types from all over the country, it was all sabotaged by the dickheaded idiocy of the assholes who ran the place.
i'm both surprised and disappointed that place didn't shut down years ago. it IS a pretty cool space, and maybe someone will do something with it, but even if it shuts down forever, i really don't consider it that big of a loss.
Spin used to be a pretty killer read in the early 90's - or at least i thought so when i was 14. then again, my options were essentially it, Alternative Press, Creem, and Maximum RocknRoll. i can't really diss on any magazines at current, because i haven't cracked one open in a few years now. t
Also, Out of Time has some good jams on it (Near Wild Heaven, Country Feedback) and that Teenage Fanclub record owns it. oh well.
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