That's right, the beer industry's favorite holiday is canceled. Technically, you're not supposed to celebrate a saint's day during Holy Week. But since my devotion to Catholicism stopped shortly after birth, I'll be partying at 8 off 8th over at the Mercy Lounge, like the good little pagan you all know and love. More details and loving tributes to Leprechaun in the Hood after the jump...
If you are familiar with "8 off" then you know it features eight bands. If you have ever tried to book eight bands on a Monday for no money, then you know it's a total pain in the ass. This week's installment was no different. I thought I had it in the bag two weeks ago, but musicians are flakey and prone to being douchebags, so shit got fucked. Whatever. I only wanted a place to get drunk on St. Patty's Day anyway.
The following list is not the order of the show. When the bands show up I'm going to make them play rock-paper-scissors to determine the order - best-of-three with a sudden death overtime if things come get tight.
Patrick Kreif - The guitar player from The Dears. Yes, those Dears.
Giant Tigers - Ask Janet about the time they pissed on the floor at the Gold Rush. It's a funny story.
Funstix - This is the new thing from gypsys/scenesters Linwood Turncoat and Lil' Jessi Darlin. They will steal your baby.
The Sleep Study - Chad has my copy of David Carradine's immortal classic Cannonball!. It's a long story.
German Castro - Paul, the drummer, broke his back doing something stupid a while ago, but that won't stop him from playing shows. I bet your drummer isn't that tough.
Most Amazing Century of Science - It's all black turtlenecks and buttonless devices from here on out. Enjoy the ride, kids.
Stories That Live - They like new wave, and they are not ashamed.
Plus, a very special guest who shall remain secret until show time.
Show up at 9 with plenty of beer money, and we'll "Crank Dat Leprechaun"...