Bit of a late entry as this gig was a while ago, but i went past this flyer and a lot of good memories came flooding back. Check out all these bands, except maybe Common Thread if pub-punk isn't your style.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Where did this guy go? he pretty much dominated angsty teen's bedrooms from 1987-2001 and then after island records dropped rival schools, he fell into obscurity with acoustic projects. fair enough, after more than two decades of music that inspired kids to go against the grain, he finally succumbed into complacence, but where can today's teens find their emo outlet from someone who doesn't resemble a fag? men with a practical dress sense and jagged, non-whiny vocals need to get their act together or else this world's going to shit.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Just like old times, $5 for 5 bands! (not anymore now, in trenches pulled out because the drummer for them and ire hurt his wrist and only wants to play the ire set. i would've chosen ire aswell hahahaha.)
June 8th: Just played the show a few days ago and it was pretty fucking good. One of the mixers who did Soundwave did the whole bill and it was money well spent (that amount being only $70 per band, which is $20 more than some dudes that are absolutely hopeless at mixing). we kept the set pretty fluid, not stopping too much to shit on like we used to in between songs. the key being that we had A SET LIST! such a no-brainer. tried out my cry baby wah for the solos but that shit was overkill except for "get it all" which suited it fine, the other solos sounded ridiculous like when you see kirk hammett drown out perfectly good solos (except my solos are crap!) with his wah so much that it's cringe-worthy. it seems we're learning more and more rapidly how to improve our sets which will come in handy once we start doing serious shit like hitting the road. but for now we're just having fun and not worrying too much about mistakes, and more so learning from them.
the other bands were insanely good aswell. young bloods, Vultures kicked serious arse, which took me by surprise because their myspace recordings are a bit on the dodgy side. Ire were as always excellent. tight as fuck and heavier than hell. Hopeless were on the same level, despite the drummer having one arm to play with because the other was broken. Ruled the drums better than that dude from Def Lepard!
For a $5 show, it was definitely worth the cash and it becoming more apparent that the arthouse is still keeping up its reputation as a great live venue in terms of quality of bands, sound engineers, open space and even bar prices and it's upstairs beer garden. 2009 is definitely a good year for punk/metal/hardcore...so good, i might have to invest in a camera to make note of these gigs!
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Anchors (melodic, breakneck speed punk)
The Hawaiian Islands (Bronx inspired gritty rock)
Grenadiers ((ex-rivalry members) Melodic, catchy hard rock)
Tenth Dan (Faster than hell itself, tight as a virgin's cunt thrash/metalcore)
Mindset (Major scale mosh!)
...seriously do yourself a favour and buy their cds and go to their shows. it'll be money well-spent.
It's an ibanez prestige RG3750Z (well, from what i know!). i've played one a few times at a guitar shop near my work, but the one they had had the ugliest finish. this one is just fucking awesome and they sound good too. i've noticed that out of the 'metal guitars' ibanez's always have the heavier bodies and like gibsons, it gives out an awesome ballsy tone. this live pic of bonded by blood wailing on these beauts really did it for me...
definitely keen on Alex Lee's colour!