Monday, July 25, 2005 was a test run for the Sean Carnage Monday Nights concert series—and a huge success!
I was working at Hustler and VCA Video at the time. So before I brought bands into this new, untested (by me) space—Il Corral—I held a premiere party for an arty “alt-porn” that myself and booking partner Jon had worked on behind the scenes (with production, wardrobe, etc.)
Pretty much the entire cast and crew of alt-porn director Eon Mckai’s Kill Girl Kill 2 showed up: Yumi, Justine Joli, Zoe Matthews, Deja Dare, Jade Starr, James Deen, Rob Rotten, Justin Syder, Jezebelle Bond, Malachi Ecks, Molly Tissavary, Margie Schnibbe, Alaska, and Alice Suicide.
I was working at Hustler with Extra von NotHaus (his dad Bernard von NotHaus is a Hawaii-based cryptocurrency pioneer and so-called domestic terrorist—worth investigating) who introduced me to his brother, Random von NotHaus who was just getting started as an internationally-known graffiti artists, Buff Monster. I connected Buff Monster with Eon and he created a set for the video which showcased his one-of-a-kind titty-bubble creatures.
Buff Monster showed some videos at the party too, in addition to hanging some art.
DJ Don Bolles provided the music. Hustler/VCA sprang for the free booze. The girls from the cast bartended and made a ton of $$ which put us in good stead with the Il Corral folks right away.
After this night, I knew Monday Nights would work as a concept, and they could thrive at Il Corral. The following week we got started in earnest—the rest is history.