TO LIVE & SHAVE IN L.A. …IN L.A.!!!!


I was asked to DJ for this show—woo-hoo!! I love to DJ :) Thank you, Michael Fierstein!

Michael’s Sunday night Pehr show was awesome and it featured one of my all-time favorite groups, To Live and Shave in L.A.

Liz Armstrong (aka Misty Martinez) was there and it was so great to see her again!!! Liz was one of a group of really fun and smart Chicago people I got to know in the 1990’s. I have a poster for the spring 2002 show I did with Misty at Pat’s in the Flats in Cleveland hanging in my bedroom. Liz looked and sounded amazing—as usual—as she poured her back-up vocals over group founder Tom Smith’s lead ranting.

TLASILA was sounding *so* good. They were like an ominous blues/noise tornado whipping through the space. I was impressed by the band’s cool reinvention of their sound. It takes a lot willpower to transmute your style as you stay true to what originally made you great. I supose it’s just group evolution, but it remain a difficult trick to pull off. Tom Smith did it. Enjoy the photos.

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The Widow’s Wound

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Obstacle Corpse

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This Song Is A Mess But So Am I

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Freddy says he has one show left for his performing. I hope he doesn’t rule it out completely for the future because he’s someone who’s worth listening to every time he plays—and I appreciate that as music fan. Of course there’s something to be said for going out on top… this show was *raging* (and it was in a noise context, too)!!!!

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Privy Seals

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Mitchell Brown

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Bill, Mitch & Liz Armstrong

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To Live and Shave in L.A.’s Tom Smith

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Liz

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Ben

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Damion Romero

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Cory

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Rat Bastard

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This was a GREAT show and it was so fun to see old friends again!!!!

DON’T MISS THIS MONDAY!!!!

May 14th
Whitman with special guest Gwen Steffani
Refrigerator (Shrimper Recs.)
Knight Rider
Jessica Catron
Hikes (John Thill & Lou Voice On Tape)
Team Andrew

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