This was a cool warehouse party to celebrate the 21st birthday of Monday night regular Alph!!! It was at his amazing warehouse north of Chinatown. Damn… It felt like I was back home in Cleveland (if y’all have ever wondered what the Rust Belt is like, take a walk in Lincoln Heights… and imagine snow falling).
Alph is the nicest guy… and a fucking rocking solo artist, as it turns out. Wow! He constructed these long bass loops and then made all manner of noise on top. It reminded me of some of the best of those old Melvins solo records (esp. Joe Preston’s) or vintage Godhead Silo. It’s funny how just a little repetition makes noise so much more exciting (for rock fans like me, at least). Bravo, Alph!
I missed Halloween Swim Team and Little Teeth and a few others… I had to crash!! But before I bid a hasty retreat (to catch up on 2+ weeks of missed sleep to make FRIENDS IN OTHER DIMENSIONS), I marvelled at Brooke’s “carpool” (a Honda Accord she converted into a pool—complete with ladder and chlorine-floater thingy) and was even reunited with…. Nandor!??!?!?!?? Holy shit! More on this later. In the meantime:
Tonight at Pehrspace…
MONDAY October 8 **SPECIAL 9PM START**
A night of thrash/punk/post-grunge ROCK with:
NASA Space Universe
9pm / all-ages / $5
325 Glendale Blvd., in Echo Park
See you there?
Brooke & Richmond!!!