Wow—what an incredible night last Monday was!!!
As you may know, one of my ultimate favorite local L.A. underground bands, The Amazements, just curated four of my Sean Carnage Monday Nights in a row. It was a huge success! This past Monday was their final week, and it was the best show of the bunch. I am really pleased—I hope that The Amazements’ music connected with a whole lot of new people. We had a great crowd all four weeks, but this past week in particular was AWESOME!!!
The Amazements were really ripping, as they summed up their month with a slew of new songs and a bunch of old ones, too. They also debuted their new CD EP, “Watch Your Step,” so get one of those! It fucking slays! So if you haven’t experienced this awesome band (which epitomizes much of what I love about rock and noise), do yourself a favor and check them out. And to The Amazements—Elon, Liam and Brendan—thanks for all the great music!!!
The Amazements will be appearing at Pehr again very soon so watch my schedule.
Justice Yeldham from Australia was a last minute add to the show, and he was the fucking highlight. He cradled, kissed, made love to and ultimately smashed a jagged piece of glass connected to contact-mic driven power electronics… WOW! Scary, gory, enthralling… Justice Yeldham is the shit. Some people criticize noise performers for being static and stoic. You could never say that about Justice Yeldham—this man is so 100% committed to his music that he’s willing to shed his own blood!
Another band you could never accuse of being stoic: Moment Trigger! Damn, these two fucking rock!! They are a hair-whipping, gear-thrashing explosion of energy. Moment Trigger never ceases to impress, but on this night, they were particularly inspired. Fuck yeah!!!
Another inspired moment was Amazements pal (and Monday Night vet) Sam as Jamaica Man. Even Kyle loved this—Jamaica Man is fucking insane, man! With Monday Night immortal Will K. providing the beats, Jamaica Man let loose with a torrent of unhinged island spiel that left my jaw on the floor. A heckler even called him out on his hilariously offensive nonsense… And he fuckin’ shut the infidel down, on the spot—cold! Don’t mess with Jamaica Man. He WILL fuck you up.
Wisdom Teeth and Suzanne Silver (from Italy) were touring together and both bands did a terrific job with their updated takes on ’90s noise rock ‘n grunge. It’s really amusing and satisfying to me to hear the musical ideas I championed waay back when streamlined and amped up by a new generation in 2008. I loved both these bands, and I hope these guys have a great tour.
Opening act The Late Severa Wires are fucking rad—goddamn! They are also Sean Carnage vets and it was great to have their trippy, abrasive improv psychedelia back in the house. The one dude was even rocking some early Severed Heads on the turntable… That’s one of my all-time fave noise bands—how cool was that!? Kudos :)
There are TWO shows this week and you gotta check them out:
PEHRSPACE BENEFIT! ALL MONEY GOES TO OUR WONDERFUL PEHR HOME
PLUS: ANDREW & BILL’S BIRTHDAY PARTY!!!!
March 30th—SPECIAL 8PM START TIME
The Mae Shi
Ema & the Ghosts
March 31—SPECIAL 9PM START TIME
Whitman record release mega-blowout party!!!
American Gil & The Major Dudes
Pst (new acoustic music from Andrew of Winners!)
Both shows all-ages / $5
Pehrspace—325 Glendale Blvd., in Echo Park
See you there?
Photos below by Sean C. and Eva Aguila (thanks!!!!!)
The Late Severa Wires!!!
A full-spectrum of new AMAZEMENTS CDs! Hottt