Saturday, April 28, 2007

- the general consensus among us is that last night's performance @ Tommy Tavern was one of our best ever. thanks to Gary from Graveyard Rodeo, Anthony for filling in for Jason on the skins, and all the bands (ASRA, Three Faces of Eve, Nadir, Id) for playing tight sets. sorry we couldn't stick around to see Three Faces, but that's neither here nor there. i'm sure we'll all run into each other again.

speaking of the bands, everyone should listen to Nadir. i had all but given up on grindcore until i saw their set last night. it was like what would've happened to Discordance Axis if they stayed on the plenty-pissed Johou trip (and if Jon Chang would just shut the fuck up and grind). everything about Nadir is perfect; shredding guitars, drums that were faster than the Flash on a Red Bull binge, and those high-pitch screams that somehow retained that burly sound most people lose when attempting those kind of vocals. absolutely vicious stuff. not to diminish the other bands that played, but fuck man Nadir made us their women last night.

it was one of those times where the turnout may not have been so hot (due to weather maybe? god people are fucking pussies sometimes), but the people that were there all "got it" and that to me is better than playing to a house packed with indifferent cynics and irony-fetishists. sure you get paid more when the venue is filled to the brim, but the quality of the audience often drops as the size of it expands. we're not the Red Chord; we do not gauge the success of a show on how many t-shirts we sold or how many dipshit losers were "tearing it up in the pit bro". i got a feeling most of those people don't even know what they're moshing to half the time (how else can you explain Lamb of God's popularity?)

- Who is LORAZEPANZRAM? find out May 9 @ the Rockstar Bar.

- recent musical obsessions: Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir

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