This was a great night full of friends and awesome music at the site of the first porno I ever worked on (Kill Girl Kill). Hangar 1018, located on Santa Fe in East L.A., is all spiffed up now—it’s not an illegal rave dump anymore. Instead, Mik and Kyle and Anna and I arrived to find corporate sponsorship, bathrooms (!), and a pretty nice stage area.
Kyle immediately set up, though they were kind enough to delay the show to allow me and Mik to go run an errand for Dan (he had forgotten his green skull, so we retrieved it). When we got back, Kyle slammed into action, basically ruining all these great songs that the kids in attendance must have cherished. What an asshole, right? Not quite—the audience thought this was hilarious.
If you hadn’t figured it out before now: Kyle Mabson has boff dixx on the pulse of young America.
Or something like that.
Friend Chau arrived with his new lover Ronald, who was a lovely man—international, with just the right amount of gay. I introduced them both to Mik, who I adore. This was a really amazing and important occasion for me because I am trying to bust out of this compartmentalized/hetero-centric/Catholic rat trap my brain has been in my whole life. I am really inspired by my co-worker A.J. who makes all his lovers and former lovers his friends and also makes them be friends with each other! It may sound simple, but it is pretty radical.
So, introducing Chau and Mik and having them not only get along, but seeing them have fun together—and also meeting Ronald, Chau’s dude—was sooooo rad. I felt like a very sophisticated 21st Century faggot and, yeah, that’s exactly where I wanna be.
After this revelation, it was back inside the Hangar for Dan Deacon! Dan’s from Baltimore, of course, but he’s been pretty much “adopted” by the L.A. kids at this point. Dan works the crowd with such ease—and they respond!—it’s a joy to behold. Check out the photos—this was the best time.
Monotonix from Tel Aviv are one of the only rock bands Mabson likes to watch in a live setting, so you know they must be great. They are like Blue Cheer + Guru Guru + High Rise… Incredible early-70s-ish hippy rock with guitar solos and showmanship. So so great!! They are such hairy men, too… God bless you, Monotonix, you are beautiful.
LET THE FREAK FLAG FLY!!!!!!
Dan Deacon stayed at our place and ate fried chicken at my dining room table. He’s a sweetie. Kyle and Anna went to Vermont House, but you’ll have to ask him about that.
Don’t miss the big show this week:
This Monday, September 8th
Sean Carnage presents…
Guns ‘N Broses
Sex-S CD release… over 2 years in the making… you will be SHOCKED by its greatness!!!
Adventure (from Baltimore, MD)
Future Islands (from Baltimore, MD)
Show starts 9:30pm / all-ages / $5
Pehrspace—325 Glendale Blvd., in Echo Park
See you there…
Kyle H. Mabson!!!
This was a great night!!!