Last night I went to the sneak preview of the Black Lips' Middle Eastern tour documentary. The screening was at the awesome Silent Movie Theater on Fairfax, brought to you by the amazing Cinefamily. If you don't know about them yet, now is the time to check it out, www.cinefamily.org. I also saw the Jay Reatard documentary here few years ago. Well, onto the Black Lips. I really enjoyed the film. It did exactly what the film was meant to do. I hope you guys all get to see it as well. As a long time fan of the Black Lips, there's something special about them. People tend to overuse this term, but when I say it, I really mean it, that they are truly down to earth. Humble, regardless of how successful they are. They just seem like amazing smart people making great music. And that is why I love them so much.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Went to the sold out Cheetahs/FIDLAR/Wavves show at the Echo earlier this week. It was insane, bananas, super fun, and crazy. I haven't had this much fun in a while. Maybe a little too much fun because I ended up with huge bruises on both knees from pushing against the stage. And my neck and shoulders hurt so much from dancing, bopping, head banging or whatever, and handling the crazy moshing dancing fellow fans. The first time I got bruised knees at the Echo was when I saw The Horrors many years ago during Strange House. Well, this show was crazier probably because of all the stage divers and crowd surfers. I really enjoyed the show. FIDLAR opened with Cheap Beer, so it pretty much went nuts from the get-go. FIDLAR was amazing. They are on tour in the U.S (click here). You should definitely try and make it out to see them.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
I've been crazy busy at work and so exhausted. Sorry for the late post. But yeah, I saw Green Day at the Fox Theater in Pomona! I was lucky enough to see them last year at the Echoplex, but to see them again at a not-so-huge venue was a treat. The line wrapped around the block, but it was okay because I got to see Tre Cool on his way to his tour bus. Can I just tell you that before the show started, the venue played Bohemian Rhapsody and 90% of the crowd sang along and we belted out the whole song from start to finish. It got us pumped up and in a good mood to say the least. Well, Green Day played an awesome energetic entertaining show. It was so surreal for me to hear songs from Dookie since I was a teenager when that album came out, and everyone at my junior high knew all the words to all the songs on that album. And I borrowed the CD from my friend and recorded it onto a cassette tape. So many years ago, and now to hear them live, was pretty amazing. Ever since seeing them at Echoplex, I have a huge crush on Mike Dirnt. He kind of reminds me of Paul Simonon. He has so much style playing the bass. This one part when they go into "Shout", he did this spinning thing and went down. Woah. It was a great show.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Quick recap of the first quarter of 2013. Musicals, birthday presents, rock shows, and good food with lovely friends and family. Think I will finally post some Green Day Pomona show pics soon. I've been so busy, not to mention a little sick because I bought tickets to see Youngblood Hawke at the sold out Troubadour show and I totally didn't make it. Sad, but it happens, and I had so much going on at work.