Thursday, August 17, 2017

recommended gigs

Thursday Aug 17 - the Bitters at Adrenaline Lounge

Friday August 18 - FreeLSD's Bad Trip, Sleeping Jesus, Shayna Rain at the Velveteen Rabbit

Saturday August 19 - the New Waves at the Golden Tiki
Saturday August 19 - the Psyatics, Negative Nancys, Super Zeroes, Desert Tundra at the Double Down
Saturday August 19 - Angie's Birthday Celebration with the Mapes, the Sheiks of Neptune and Lean 13 at the Dive Bar
Saturday August 19 - the Swank Bastards and In the Whale at Starboard Tack grand opening

Wednesday Aug 23 - Les Grys Grys and the Van Der Rohe at the Griffin

Friday Sept 1 - Thee Swank Bastards at the Golden Tiki
Friday Sept 1 - the Bitters at the Double Down

Sunday Sept 3 - the Mapes, Gentlemen Prefer Blood, Odd Robot, Sheiks of Neptune at the Dive Bar
Sunday Sept 3 - Howlin' King Crawdad at Saddle'n'Spurs

Thursday Sept 7 - Sept 10 - Big Blues Bender at the Plaza

Friday Sept 8 - Mitch Ryder at the Golden Nugget
Friday Sept 8 - the Bitters at the Dive Bar
Friday Sept 8 - the Tiki Bandits at the Golden Tiki

Sunday Sept 10 - the debut of the Gentlemen of Four Outs Sunday Matinee show at the Golden Tiki - starts at 1:00 PM!

Thursday Sept 14 - Mugen Hoso, Illicitor, Time Crashers at the Beauty Bar

Saturday Sept 23 - Danzig at the Brooklyn Bowl
Saturday Sept 23 - the Bitters at Evel Pie

Wednesday Sept 27 - Giuda at Backstage Bar and Billiards

Thursday Sept 28 - Thee Fourgiven reunion show with the Darts, the Jackets (from Switzerland) and the Laissez Fairs at the Bunkhouse

Friday Sept 29 - Shanda and the Howlers at Evel Pie

Saturday Oct 7 - Melanie and the Midnite Marauders, the Psyatics, The Legendary Boilermakers, Water Landing at the Double Down for Nikki's birthday

Wednesday Oct 18 - the Bronx at the Bunkhouse

Tues Oct 24 - Genitorturers at the Dive Bar

Saturday Oct 28 - Agent Orange, the Heroine, Sheiks of Neptune, the Psyatics at the Beauty Bar

Saturday Nov 18 - Gwar at Fremont Country Club

Wednesday Nov 22 - Barb Wire Dolls, Svetlanas, '57 at the Beauty Bar


What have I forgotten? Lemme know

Monday, August 14, 2017

Chuck Berry - The Autobiography

I think that I recently had come across a story about Chuck and thought “I’d never heard that before;  I should learn more about his life” and so I found this 1987 autobiography. This does seem to really be written by Chuck and not a ghost writer as it reads in his cadence and with his stylistic embellishments. That said, I think he is a much better song writer than story writer, but regardless, this is a fun read.

Of course, he starts with his family and early years and quickly gets to his trouble-making adolescence, where he ends up making some very stupid decisions and spends several years in jail. He was a model prisoner so he got out early, settled down on the straight’n’narrow (more or less), got married and eventually decided that making music was a better livelihood than continuing as an apprentice to his carpenter father. When Muddy Waters told him to check out Chess Records, he did so and immediately got a hit with “Maybelline” and the rest is rock’n’roll history!

He talks of his early days of touring and the temptations found on the road, his decision to manage himself after discovering dirty dealings by the man he had hired, and his reasoning for going out as a solo artist, picking up a new band in every city to back him up. There’s a chapter in which he discusses the background on some of his songs, and although there’s not too much real depth here, it still is intriguing.

As his career was accelerating, he hired a white woman as his personal secretary/gal Friday – something that naturally caused a bit of a stir in the late 50’s – and they talk about each other with extreme fondness, to the point that you wonder what really went on between them and wish that there was an impartial observer telling the story. Of course, he gets into his arrest for bringing an underage female over state lines, which he swears was for innocent reasons and he blames his lawyer for his conviction. He made the most of his incarceration, wrote songs, finished his high school degree and took business classes.

I won’t get into his entire life here, but he (obviously) continued to have a successful vocation, he exposes some romantic dalliances (that he, apparently, did not hide from his wife – even having some of these women come to work for him!), and then gets into trouble with the IRS due to some bad judgement and dumb mistakes. It is there that he started the book in earnest and he kinda glosses over the years following this stint in the slammer – barely even mentioning the movie Hail Hail Rock’n’Roll and not mentioning the star-studded band (led by Keith Richards) at all – although maybe he figures the movie speaks for itself. His final chapter is a hodge-podge of random thoughts, apparently, from favorite foods to ideas for further books to recollections of gigs, to a repudiation of interviews and interviewers. 

Sometimes the story of a life is best told by an impartial observer, but it is intriguing to hear it in the first person, as well. As I said, while I enjoyed this, it does make me want to read an objective viewpoint, as well.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Sloths at the Golden Tiki - Saturday September 12, 2017


The Sloths, originally formed in the mid-60's, put out one highly collectible 45 at the time ("Makin' Love") and disappeared but since their re-emergence a few years back they have been touring regularly and have made several stops in Las Vegas. This was their first appearance at the cozy tiki bar, the Golden Tiki and people made it out en masse for them and stayed glued to the bandstand for their two sets of modern garage rock'n'roll.

Yes, they are still essentially a 60's-styled garage outfit, but they also incorporate 70's rock, power pop, punk and more. Original Sloth Michael (bass and guitar) is joined by outrageous showman/singer Tommy, hot-shot drummer Ray, and newest members Rik from the Wooly Bandits trading off guitar and bass and sizzlin' lead guitarist Ruben, who had been in the 70's band Hollywood Stars (produced by Kim Fowley) with Michael! 

Opening the night with one of their then-contemporaries' songs, Love's "7&7 Is", they ran through a set of covers ("Oh Carol" and first set closer "Gloria"), originals from their CD and songs given to them like Holly Vincent's "Never Enough Girls in the World" (originally written for Joey Ramone). Theatrical numbers like "End of My Rope" (with singer/magician Tommy pretending to strangle himself), "Everybody's Trying to be Somebody", "One Way Out" and their Bo Diddley-influenced "Makin' Love".

Their second set seemed to be a bit more hard rockin' for some reason - maybe cuz they were warmed up? - with more wicked guitar work from Ruben, with Michael on guitar for most of the set and rockers like "I Hope I Get Old Before I Die", a new song that will be on a split single with teh Dwarves, "Haunted", and a closer of their take on Them's version of "Baby Please Don't Go". 

Tommy does costume changes throughout the set, wanders through the crowd, sings to the femmes, and does a number of tricks with fire, lights and blood and more. The band rocks energetically behind him and a good time was had by all of the packed crowd. 

Thanks to the Golden Tiki and promoter Brian Moy and his Dirty Rock'n'Roll Dance Party for another great gig!



















Saturday, August 12, 2017

Thee All Togethers and Fuzz Solow at the Dive Bar, Friday August 11, 2017

After a quiet, relaxing week, I was restless and ready to go out and see some live music. Luckily, a couple of my favorite locals acts were playing at one of my favorite watering holes, the Dive Bar, so Melanie and I packed up and headed out.

I've ranted'n'raved about the All Togethers and their self-described hillbilly jazz (a mix of bluegrass, folk and prohibition-era tunes) innumerable times before but for some reason it's been a while since I've seen them. Founders Ken and Cindy (mandolin and stand-up) are currently augmented by Michael and Brandon on guitars and Brenna on cello, which she wears over her shoulder so that she can move around with it!

Their set consisted of songs from their CDs, with cool interaction of their instruments and their 5 part harmony vocals. Brenna and Ken mostly provide the instrumental melody lines, with Michael and Brandon filling out some jazzy chords while Cindy holds down the fort. Highlights include Michael's "Sonata in Whiskey", which he sings, their dramatic "When the Night Comes", with its dark melody, nice solo from Michael and kind of amazing 5 part harmony acapella section, and their closer, an acoustic version of "Baba O'Reilly" with Brenna handling the violin lead and the band create an intense, rave up closing even without percussion. Always a fun time!









It has been far too long since I've seen James "Fuzz Solow" and his one man band act, so I was happy to see him on the bill. With his Strat, an octave box to give some bass tones and a stripped down drum kit, Fuzz gives a full sound of his own style of funky blues. Songs like "Midnight Sun", Howlin' Wolf's "Built For Comfort", "Crossroads", a super funky "Red House", "Manic Depression" (I understand he was named after Jimi Hendrix and he is certainly a big influence) and a cool slide blues on his own homemade cigar box guitar. He also presented one of his homemade guitars to Michael from the headliners, Goddamn Gallows, who lost everything in a house fire. Check out Fuzz for the coolest solo blues in town!






We weren't able to stay up'n'out for the Goddamn Gallows, but a big thanks to the Dive Bar, hosts Nate'n'Angie and soundman John Kirby for a cool place to hang and some high quality music!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Q65 - Revolution

Formed in 1965, Q65 were a Dutch R'n'B/Garage band that became one of the more prominent bands of the Nederbeat scene and, in the 80's garage revival, became one of the most covered and imitated groups outside of the US (particular thanks goes to Mike Stax for exposing the west coast to these cats). Their innovative arrangements and sometimes vicious lyrics were a template for many bands and they continue to sound fresh to this day.

On this, their first album, they churn out some of their best known tunes right from the start. With half-step slides'n'raw riffs behind snotty vocals'n'wailin' harp, "They Life I Live" tells their tale of "us vs. them" that all long hairs around the world dealt with at this time. From there we get another of their best, the Bo Diddley inspired, maraca-driven "I Got Nightmares" - hard-edged, staccato guitars, starts'n'stops, maniacal laughs and more twisted lyrics makes it understandable why so many groups did this one, as well! Showing a bit of a psychedelic tilt, the Moroccan influenced (as opposed to maraca influenced!) "Just Who's in Sight" follows, giving us their version of Raga-Rock. Their R'n'B side comes through on their cover of "Mt. Pitiful" (complete with horns), their love of the Yardbirds is apparent in "I'm a Man", and "Middle-Age Talk" is an acoustic blues that goes off the rails when singer Willem calmly tells his woman that the only way to get rid of him is to "cut my brain into a thousand pieces"! "Summer Thoughts From a Field of Weed" is a raw, psych number with some Big Brother-like leads, "Down in the Bottom" is a ravin' take on Howlin' Wolf's version of "Rollin' and Tumblin'", "Get Out of my Life, Woman" is the fantastic, swampy Alain Toussaint number, they make "Spoonful" a fine, acoustic slide blues (totally dig the guitar playing here), there's an odd, melancholy accordion'nmandolin'n'acoustic guitar ballad in "Sour Wine" and the vinyl album closed with an extended, throbbing "Bring It On Home", peppered with stingin' slide leads, guitar riffin', vocal wailin' and plenty of dynamics.

There are four bonus cuts on the CD, another acoustic ballad, "Where is the Key", an Arthur Brown-ish piece of psychedelia in "Voluntary Peacemaker", another of their greatest, the amazing, drivin', intense riff-rocker, "It Came To Me" - this is just mind-blowing! A fast paced, repetitive guitar lick that keeps going despite anything happening around it until it breaks down to just drums and harp followed by a smokin' lead, back to the riff and a wild call'n'answer rave-up ending! Whew! The finale is another Howlin' Wolf number, "How Many More Times", retitled as "No Place To Go", for no discernible reason - nicely done though, with more razor-sharp slide work.

Anyone who digs 60's rock'n'roll should be a Q65 fanatic! If you don't know them, get them! This is a great starting place.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

recommended gigs

Thursday August 10 - the Van der Rohe, Avon and Void Vator, Sonolith at Backstage Bar and Billiards
MOVED TO AUGUST 10 - the Delta Bombers at the Beauty Bar
Thursday August 10 - Brandon Madejek and Duane Mark at the Rusty Spur

Friday August 11 - Goddamn Gallows, Fuzz Solow, the All Togethers at the Dive Bar

Saturday Aug 12 - the Sloths at the Golden Tiki
Saturday Aug 12 - the Unwieldies at the Dillinger
Saturday August 12 - the Super Zeroes at the Double Down

Monday Au 14 - the Swank Bastards at the Golden Tiki

Friday August 18 - FreeLSD's Bad Trip, Sleeping Jesus, Shayna Rain at the Velveteen Rabbit

Saturday August 19 - the New Waves at the Golden Tiki
Saturday August 19 - the Psyatics, Negative Nancys, Super Zeroes, Desert Tundra at the Double Down
Saturday August 19 - Angie's Birthday Celebration with the Mapes, the Sheiks of Neptune and Lean 13 at the Dive Bar
Saturday August 19 - the Swank Bastards and In the Whale at Starboard Tack grand opening

Wednesday Aug 23 - Les Grys Grys and the Van Der Rohe at the Griffin

Friday Sept 1 - Thee Swank Bastards at the Golden Tiki

Sunday Sept 3 - the Mapes, Gentlemen Prefer Blood, Odd Robot, Sheiks of Neptune at the Dive Bar

Thursday Sept 7 - Sept 10 - Big Blues Bender at the Plaza

Friday Sept 8 - Mitch Ryder at the Golden Nugget

Sunday Sept 10 - the debut of the Gentlemen of Four Outs Sunday Matinee show at the Golden Tiki - starts at 1:00 PM!

Thursday Sept 14 - Mugen Hoso, Illicitor, Time Crashers at the Beauty Bar

Saturday Sept 23 - Danzig at the Brooklyn Bowl

Wednesday Sept 27 - Giuda at Backstage Bar and Billiards

Thursday Sept 28 - Thee Fourgiven reunion show with the Darts, the Jackets (from Switzerland) and the Laissez Fairs at the Bunkhouse

Friday Sept 29 - Shanda and the Howlers at Evel Pie

Saturday Oct 7 - Melanie and the Midnite Marauders, the Psyatics, The Legendary Boilermakers, Water Landing at the Double Down for Nikki's birthday

Wednesday Oct 18 - the Bronx at the Bunkhouse

Tues Oct 24 - Genitorturers at the Dive Bar

Saturday Oct 28 - Agent Orange, the Heroine, Sheiks of Neptune, the Psyatics at the Beauty Bar

Wednesday Nov 22 - Barb Wire Dolls, Svetlanas, '57 at the Beauty Bar


What have I forgotten? Lemme know

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Fleetwood Mac - Then Play On

Yet again, I am surprised that I have not talked about this release previously, when I was going through an early FM phase. Of course, Blogger's search function leaves a lot to be desired, so forgive me if I repeat myself.

This was the blues rock band's third album, and it has them in transition - it is the last with Peter Green, the first with Danny Kirwan and Jeremy Spencer, per Mick Fleetwood, only played on a couple of numbers. It is significant that Christine Perfect (later McVie) also sits in on this session.

This opens with Kirwan's "Coming Your Way", with interweaving guitars, surf/salsa drums rolls throughout and a heavy guitar ending. Peter Green's dramatic'n'dynamic ballad, "Closing My Eyes", follows, and then we get a great, stompin' piece of slide blues, "Show-Biz Blues", a mellow slide instrumental, "My Dream", another drum'n'guitar instrumental workout in "Underway" and then their famous, riffin' "Oh Well" that begins as a sassy, fast-paced rocker and all-too-quickly evolves into a slow, meandering acoustic jam. I would have loved to have heard them jam on the rockin' riff instead. Oh well, indeed!

Another minor-key ballad by Kirwan in "Although the Sun is Shining" before Green's terrific blues rockin' tale of Mick's self abuse, "Rattlesnake Shake" - not a fast one, but the heaviness tramples the quietness that came before and is almost a shock - though a pleasant one! One of their best! There's a bit of jazziness before moving into a fast-paced instro rocker in "Searching For Madge" that segues into the appropriately aggressive "Fighting For Madge". "When You Say" is yet another acoustic folk ballad, "Like Crying" is a mid-tempo blues and the album closes with "Before the Beginning", once again with Green and Fleetwood working off of each other dynamically.

As usual, I prefer when the band rocks a bit more and their rambling acoustic numbers don't do much for me. But, there are some great tracks here - worth it for "Oh Well" and "Rattlesnake Shake"!

Led Zeppelin - BBC Sessions

This 2-CD set (a limited run included a third CD of interviews with the band) compiles four different BBC sessions from 1969 along with a 1971 live concert. Their early shows/performances were especially incendiary so this is certainly Zeppelin in its prime!

Being from 1969, the BBC sessions obviously focus on the group's first couple of records, although they would never play a song quite the same way twice - especially Jimmy's solos, although everyone takes off on tangents here'n'there. There are raw'n'raucous takes on "You Shook Me", "I Can't Quit You", a ravin' "Communication Breakdown" with an extra jam thrown in, a ferocious "Dazed and Confused" (with Jimmy's violin bow madness) and then one that wasn't "officially" recorded, "The Girl I Love", which has bits that were later incorporated into songs like "Moby Dick". From there we get "What Is and What Should Never Be", another "Communication Breakdown", the cool acoustic slide-driven "Traveling Riverside Blues", their massive hit, "Whole Lotta Love" (with Jimmy's echo-drenched theremin freak-out) and a nod to their early influences, a heavy take on Eddie Cochran's "Something Else" (well preceding Sid Vicious!), with John Paul Jones doing some cool, 50's piano-poundin'. One more time through for "Communication...", "I Can't Quit You" (with a fine blues guitar solo, albeit with Page's wildness), "You Shook Me" (love the slide and Jones' organ! Nice dynamics for the harp solo, too.) and a loose jam on "How Many More Times" to close out CD 1.

For the live set from '71, they open with their latest hit, "Immigrant Song" that breaks right into "Heartbreaker" and then into the fantastic minor blues of "Since I've Been Loving You". Previews of the fourth album were hinted at months beforehand, with a faithful rendition of "Black Dog", followed by the older "Dazed and Confused" with its psychedelic violin bow break before moving into "Stairway to Heaven", which, naturally, no one recognizes yet, but is met with respectful silence. The band continues with another new tune in a short acoustic set (mandolin and guitar - with Bonzo presumably sitting it out) of "Going to California" joined by "That's the Way" from the third album before going back to the bombast with "Whole Lotta Love" that, after a bit of psych-theremin, incorporates a medley of blues and 50's songs - "Boogie Chillun'" (John Lee Hooker), "Fixin' to Die" (Bukka White), "That's Alright Mama" (Arthur Crudup) and "A Mess of Blues" (as recorded by Elvis). They close out the set with the dramatic, organ-led "Thank You" to show their appreciation to the audience.

Pretty terrific performances all around - if you are a fan, this is pretty much a must-have.


Tuesday, August 08, 2017

RIP Glen Campbell


Country Music Legend Glen Campbell Dies at 81
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This has been a long time comin', but still sad to see this talented man, who I grew up listening to, even before I realized it (as part of the Wrecking Crew), leave us. Ah, if only there were a heaven - could you imagine the jam session?

Homemade Hillbilly Jam (documentary)

It's kinda funny - I've always "known" what a hillbilly was and what hillbilly music is, but in this documentary, they ask people to define "hillbilly" and I have to admit that I don't have a definition of what would constitute a hillbilly. Hillbilly music is - in my opinion, anyway - just another term for bluegrass music, a precursor to Country or C&W music. But I guess I can't define what makes someone a hillbilly, unless they're a copy of the Mountain Dew mascot.

In any case, this docu centers on the band, Big Smith, a modern Appalachian bluegrass combo made up of relative youngsters from an extended family in the Ozarks. Their genetic, religious harmonies are pretty terrific and they are shown in a club date (where they actually do bluegrass, country and even jug band numbers), at home making music with their family (many of who are or have been performers themselves), at church, and performing acapella, and casual acoustic duets or trios.

Some kin-folk continue to sing in the tiny, local church, one is a preacher in a kinda mega-church, and some continue a combo that executes a form of a vaudeville tradition that they have done for decades.But, they all come back for family reunions and sing and play in their living rooms, as well.

Very homemade, very casual (people are hanging out in the background, eating, rummaging through cupboards and chit-chatting while someone is being interviewed), somewhat low-budget and certainly not a definitive study on the subject (which it is not trying to be, of course), but this does show the continued and increasing interest in this style of music today.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Out of the Desert - Cornish Pasty, Sunday August 6, 2017

We've been meaning to get to the Bluegrass Brunch even when it was at other locations, but a free Sunday and the temptations of Cornish Pasty all converged at the right time and we headed downtown for some music'n'food.

Cornish Pasty has been a fave since we discovered it at its previous spot and the large vegetarian/vegan options and voluminous drink menu makes it tantalizing at any time. This afternoon the restaurant hosted Out of the Desert, a bluegrass combo who apparently has a fluid line-up, but centers around Mark (banjo), John (guitar), Ian (fiddle) and Brian (bass) and this day was joined by a fine mandolin player whose name I did not catch. Everyone sings and the harmonies are pretty phenomenal on the trad tunes and not-so-trad, such as a Grateful Dead cover I noticed. First time I've caught this combo but it was a truly enjoyable way to spend a Sunday afternoon!




Friday, August 04, 2017

Dolly Parton - Little Sparrow

I've been wanting to explore more of Dolly Parton's work, but, despite her obvious talent, she has done a lot of material that is far too commercial for my tastes. This, her 36th (!) album, was released in 2001 as part of a folk/bluegrass trilogy and these songs are certainly more up my alley.

Opening with the title track, "Little Sparrow" is an amazing vocal performance - emotional bluegrass with incredible and creative vocal harmonies and a backing that builds in intensity as the song progresses, with melodic fiddle, steel guitar and clawhammer banjo. From there we get "Shine" by Collective Soul, with Nickelcreek backing her on this catchy, quiet, pop number. "I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby" is the great Louvin Brothers number written by Autry Inman, "My Blue Tears", from her 1971 record, Coat of Many Colors, is a testament to her range and control, "Seven Bridges Road" by Steve Young (previously covered by the Eagles, among others) opens with excellent acapella and breaks into a fine bluegrass hoe-down and "Bluer Pastures" is a nice country/bluegrass ballad.

"A Tender Lie" was apparently a hit for Restless Heart, who I am not familiar with, and it is not a standout here, though it is a pleasant ballad but it is followed by Cole Porter's "I Get a Kick Out of You" that gets a neat arrangement that mixes jazz and bluegrass and is one of my faves here. "Mountain Angel" is a sweet folk song, "Marry Me" is a harmony-driven, traditional bluegrass number, "Down From Dover" was originally from her 1970 album, The Fairest of Them All, and is another slow number with superior vocals.She shows off her vocal prowess yet again in "The Beautiful Lie" - terrific range and neat, near-yodels - the gospel number "In the Sweet By-and-By" is given a quiet, harmony-laden arrangement and the record closes with a reprise of "Little Sparrow".

Dolly is an incredible singer, with control and range beyond most people's imagination, and while production can bog her down sometimes (although I'm sure it helps her to reach a wider audience), when she has quality material, as she does here, she truly excels. A fine record!

Thursday, August 03, 2017

RIP Goldy McJohn


Goldy McJohn, Original Steppenwolf Keyboardist, Dies at 72
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Steppenwolf has always been a fave of mine for as long as I can remember, and Goldy McJohn was the coolest! So sad and way too young.

recommended gigs

Friday Aug 4 - the Pluralses, Badger, Better Broken at the Double Down

Saturday Aug 5 - the Unwieldies at the German American Social Club

Sunday August 6 - Howlin' King Crawdad at Saddle'n'Spurs

Monday August 7 - the New Waves with the Kilaueas at the Double Down
Monday August 7 - Amigo the Devil with the Unwieldies at the Beauty Bar

Wednesday August 9 - Punk Rock Karaoke at the Golden Tiki

Thursday August 10 - the Van der Rohe, Avon and Void Vator, Sonolith at Backstage Bar and Billiards
MOVED TO AUGUST 10 - the Delta Bombers at the Beauty Bar
Thursday August 10 - Brandon Madejek and Duane Mark at the Rusty Spur

Friday August 11 - Goddamn Gallows, Fuzz Solow, the All Togethers at the Dive Bar

Saturday Aug 12 - the Sloths at the Golden Tiki
Saturday Aug 12 - the Unwieldies at the Dillinger
Saturday August 12 - the Super Zeroes at the Double Down

Friday August 18 - FreeLSD's Bad Trip, Sleeping Jesus, Shayna Rain at the Velveteen Rabbit

Saturday August 19 - the New Waves at the Golden Tiki
Saturday August 19 - the Psyatics, Negative Nancys, Desert Tundra at the Double Down
Saturday August 19 - Angie's Birthday Celebration with the Mapes, the Sheiks of Neptune and Lean 13 at the Dive Bar
Saturday August 19 - the Swank Bastards and In the Whale at Starboard Tack grand opening

Wednesday Aug 23 - Les Grys Grys and the Van Der Rohe at the Griffin

Friday Sept 1 - Thee Swank Bastards at the Golden Tiki

Sunday Sept 3 - the Mapes, Gentlemen Prefer Blood, Odd Robot, Sheiks of Neptune at the Dive Bar

Thursday Sept 7 - Sept 10 - Big Blues Bender at the Plaza

Friday Sept 8 - Mitch Ryder at the Golden Nugget

Thursday Sept 14 - Mugen Hoso, Illicitor, Time Crashers at the Beauty Bar

Saturday Sept 23 - Danzig at the Brooklyn Bowl

Wednesday Sept 27 - Giuda at Backstage Bar and Billiards

Thursday Sept 28 - Thee Fourgiven reunion show with the Darts, the Jackets (from Switzerland) and the Laissez Fairs at the Bunkhouse

Friday Sept 29 - Shanda and the Howlers at Evel Pie

Saturday Oct 7 - Melanie and the Midnite Marauders, the Psyatics, The Legendary Boilermakers, Water Landing at the Double Down for Nikki's birthday

Wednesday Oct 18 - the Bronx at the Bunkhouse

Tues Oct 24 - Genitorturers at the Dive Bar

Saturday Oct 28 - Agent Orange, the Heroine, Sheiks of Neptune, the Psyatics at the Beauty Bar

Wednesday Nov 22 - Barb Wire Dolls, Svetlanas, '57 at the Beauty Bar


What have I forgotten? Lemme know