Eeeek! I have no camera. My Sony crapped out (after 20,000 photos taken in 18 months… not joking here… guess it was time for it to go…) and then the unit I was borrowing had to be returned, soooo… I guess I am going to buying a new camera this weekend, eh?
Anyhow, the situation sucks because I just hosted the most amazing show this past Monday with the Monolators, Battlehooch (from S.F.) and Right Hand Band and I want to show you all the insanity that went down.
IF YOU HAVE PHOTOS OR GOOD-QUALITY VIDEOS FROM THIS PAST MONDAY SEND ME AN EMAIL: SEAN@SEANCARNAGE.COM
All three bands were amazing, and I was knocked out by what a great crowd they drew… incredible.
Anyhow, Right Hand Band was a three-piece this time with two acoustic guitars and hand percussion. I have always wanted to be a percussionist but, despite my efforts, will never be ‘cuz I can’t seem to master that hand/foot/rightside/leftside fourway coordination split. Yeah, whatever, but the percussion dude from RHB was making me seriously jealous by playing different beats with both hands and also on each foot (he had drum sticks taped to his boots!) and singing all the while. Why can’t I be that cool?
I realized that Battlehooch is pretty remarkable—not just for their music which is a rad, fucking dizzying mash-up of ’70s prog and punk and noise weirdness—but also because they have the identical line-up as classic Roxy Music with a guitarist, a drummer, an oboe player, a bassist, a singer (who sometimes plays keyboards) and an Eno… I mean, tape and synthesizer dude. Coincidence or….!? Nah, probably not. This band really fucking rips and could they be any nicer? My vote for most congenial band dudes of 2008 so far.
The Monolators’ singer had a birthday… and a 102° fever. That sucks. Astoundingly, the dude kept playing and singing for nearly a half hour before the band called it quits. This band is THE BEST!!! They play kind of straight ahead rock songs—the kind that make me yawn when other bands play them. But the Monolators have this secret special ingredient (they listen to each other, for one…. they also are completely fearlessly rocking at all times when they are onstage) that turns ordinary material into the stuff of legend. I definitely definitely wanna have them back again. One weird thing they did that was highly amusing: after a song they would swap out an instrument and replace it with a bass guitar. By the last song they were all playing basses!!! WOAAHHHHHHH!!!! HUGE BASS DRONE!!! Sorta like My Bloody Valentine with the treble turned off. I LOVE IT!!!
DON’T MISS THIS MONDAY:
Sean Carnage presents….
Monday, April 28th
Fleshtone (from Portland)
Red Hot Silly Peppers feat. DAN DEACON
Show starts 9:30pm / all-ages / $5
Pehrspace—325 Glendale Blvd., in Echo Park
See you there?
Here are all the photos I’ve got so far, courtesy of Gerard & La-underground.net… thanks, you rule!!!