Feb 4th in Deland. Email me for the address.
The Sinclair last night was a blast from the past. Twelve Hour Turn, and Army of Ponch both got back together for some fest weekend activities. Fires, Premadonnasaurs and Landlord also fully killed it. Check out the rest of the pictures here.
I’ve never seen MSP before, and I’m definetly pretty excited too. Erik from Civilization has been on tour with Black Cobra and gets back a few days before this show. We’ll get to practice and see if we forgot everything or what. Stoked.
Mouthbreather, Tubers, AC Deathstrike and Vicious Fishes @ Lomax Lodge.
It got started a bit late (.. for Jacksonville, for Sunday, etc) since the Lodge shows an episode of Twin Peaks every Sunday.
But, in order of who played…
They were awesome! I had only seen them once before. Mega-poppy! Listen to them here. Live they are a bit more loud and rocking then the mp3s they have posted. All good though!
I’ll always love tubers – whether it’s tubing down a river, or eating a tuber from a garden. If I could surf I bet I’d love getting in the tube. I also love this band Tubers. I loved watching them night after night in Europe for weeks and weeks, and you would too. You can listen to them here.
What a collection of assholes. Not really. These guys rule and have a good time. John Martin sings and when I go to Best Friends Day in RVA, and don’t want to sleep face down in a ditch, he let’s me crash with him. Very exclusively, too. He’s down to party, but not at his house of BFD weekend. This band did a split 7″ with the band Environmental Youth Crunch that I’m in. Listen to them here.
No pictures from the show of these guys, but here we are at my wedding. Listen to us here. We used to be called Environmental Youth Crunch – so you know… when you go record shopping look for that name.
When Vicious Fishes was called Environmental Youth Crunch we did a split 7″ with Mouthbreather. They’re a rad band and should not be missed. Listen to them here.
I nearly forgot it was St. Patty’s day at all. Until of course I got to the show and the Lodge was over filling with green beer and the kind of people that drive to Mardi Gras for the wrong reasons. A few different worlds collided that night.
Galactoid is going to be a good band. Maybe they even are, and just had a severely off night. Maybe it was the guitarist constantly and incorrectly tuning that was annoying. Or the long pauses between songs for apparently no reason. That stuff normally makes me think ‘OK, I’ll be more stoked to see this band in a year.’ But what really topped the ‘you guys kind of sucked tonight’ meter was:
1.) Starting a dumb fight.
2.) Continuing to playing during the fight.
One of the coolest things I’ve ever see a band do, is stop playing when a fight broke out. It makes you at least seem like you care and don’t want people to get hurt. It shows you have some respect for people in the audience. I’ve seen some pretty average and great bands playing when a fight broke out. When they handle it well – at least get on the mic and call out the fighting morons – it’s like this average band are now at least nice people. Bands, be nice people.
And really, at that point no one cares about your music anyway. And if things are quiet for a few minutes the whole stupid fight thing can get figured out much quicker. At least then you can get back to torturing us by tuning your guitar and wasting time.
Anyway, Foul Intent played next. Sam has always been in amazing bands. They all have this thread of similarity to them that I like. His bands are always super tight and well rehearsed – and Foul Intent was no exception. Nothing gimmicky – they weren’t really, really loud or hyped up or had dumb props. Just straight up good. Sam plays drums and sings and two girls cover the bass and guitar parts exceedingly well. Sam has a small tape label and last night I got the Foul Intent cassette and one from his other band Ives. Already listen to bit a both and they sound great. Not just blown out noise so so many bands put on tape these days. Something coherent, catchy, tough, and local.
Then Staring Daggers played. Very solid and definitely has the big in-your-face-gear thing going on. Quinn hold his drumsticks upside down because you can’t buy em big enough. I honestly have no idea what Jaymz does besides play bass is good bands. Having Jason as a second guitarist is a big plus. I’ve always gotten jealous and anxious to start another band when I see people who get to just be singers. I know these guys have a tape released and I’m thinking have some other things in the works (?). Without a doubt, this is a Jacksonville band that needs to get out of town more.
Mehkago NT played last and was the only band from out of town. Metallic crusty hardcore coming from Miami. I knew the previous two drummers of the band pretty well, so it was a bit weird seeing them without either of those people. Also they used to have a third guitarist – maybe they still do for fests and all? They were really good. Maybe by the time they came on I was just tired of green beer (never!) and stupid fights and inhaling lots of smoke from dumbass people who still smoke. Maybe I was just tired and knew i had to do a storytime about bugs in the AM. They were great though – I was just ready to roll. Having them back to back with Staring Daggers helps you see how similar the bands are live, and makes me wonder why they haven’t done a record together. Gentlemen, make it happen.
You can check out other pictures from the show here.