@ the Che Cafe
first off- sold out before the second band took the stage. so... i didn't even know the che cafe COULD sell out. it did, and fast. i actually have a picture waiting in line AFTER the sell-out.
a consequence of the sell out is that i only have a couple pictures, mostly of the crowd, and frankly, i hardly actually WATCHED any of the show, because if there's one thing that 18 year olds and I agree on- they don't want to be standing next to me in a sweaty che cafe, and i don't want to be standing close to them.
this really only impacts my evaluation of Mr. Tube and the Flying Objects. This was purportedly their first! show! ever! but they already had a record and a cd, which is pretty extraordinary. Could have something to do with the fact that the band contains one Pall Jenkins(right?) of Black Heart Procession. Don't know if this is a new project, or a side project. Mr. Tube is a fairly member intensive affair- horn section, two(?) drummers, bass, guitar, singer. They kind of remind me of a cross between iSociety! and, um, Black Heart Procession. They also have the guitarist from grand ole party- john paul- playing saxamaphone(simpsons reference, ok). So local music fans who've seen iSociety! or Black Hear probably have a good feeling about this group and their sound- reggae, dubby, afro beaty, multi-instrurment, ten minute songs, etc. again, if it had been a less crowded environment with better lines of sight i would have watched more.
atoms- who i saw on wednesday- great. had a good chat with joey atoms, we talked about STUFF- I hate it when I talk to people and they're like "don't tell anyone". dang! makes it harder for this to me a gossip driven blog.
talked to tim pyles- again, i won't relate what he had to say about 91x and their recent personnel move.
talked to kristen gundred(grand ole party)- about the louis xiv situation. again- won't relate the substance, but suffice it to say that Grand Ole Party is moving on and there are no hard feelings.
kill me tommorow is growing on me!! i want to do a show with them, but I know that can never be, because they are art fag and i am cat dirt. can't we all be friends?
plot to blow up the eiffel tower- wow. what a ride. those guys accomplished a lot in five years, and i look forward to watching them in bands like the prayers(tonight- beauty bar san diego). they should let charles rowland back into some girls. kudos to the plot to blow up the eiffel tower, i think the che was like their home, and it was fitting that they end their run at the che. good work.
Dedicated to classics and hits.
Saturday, December 02, 2006
show review: the plot to blow up the eiffel tower(last show ever!), kill me tomorrow, mr. tube & the flying objects, atoms
@ the Che Cafe
Thursday, November 30, 2006
show review: THE NEW BLACK:The Sess, Atoms, art show w/ Ariane Bartosh and GirlChaos & AFTER PARTY for AIWKYBTTOTD
Cat Dirt Photo Set, Last Night at the Beauty Bar: Art! Atoms! Sess!
Last night was a big "win" for new night "the New Black"(DJ Nathan Black) and the Beauty Bar San Diego.
it was a succesful attempt to combine an art show with a rock show and a dj night. what bliss! the two elements that stood out as PARTICULARLY succesful were the art show and the rock show. i think the art show leads because, fuck- i mean, i've flown to boise to see matthew barney speak, and i go to sfmoma when i'm up there but i'm not really down with the "local art scene", aside from TNT. so last night was refreshing.
two artists were displaying; ariane bartosh paints night club scenes that looked like they should be hanging in the um... beauty bar. so, was it site specific installation art, or does ariane *sorry ari* bartosh just hang out a lot at the beauty bar. it's a connundrum but i felt that the presence of the art work elevated the atmosphere. as did the free wine and cosmos between 8 and 9 PM. Hey- great way to get people to come out early! good idea! can raise door price to cover anticpated cost?
anyway- i want to buy the frame that has gabe vega in it- i didn't see any prices? if i buy it i'll lend it to the beauty bar for display, with a little plaque(idea: Cat Dirt Wife).
the other artist was girlchaos- who i think i met. not entirely sure. her art had more of a design aspect to it... on asemblage at the back of the beauty bar featured a skate board with her distinctive graphic sensibility(pink, angular, human forms, no faces). she had little family portrait sized drawings/designs framed and sitting on tables. again, no prices? you guys should be selling art, yo!
the whole thing inspired me to try to do a show with a los angeles artist whose work would fit well in the rock/club milleu. you have to do it early in the week- if it gets too crowded, that would be trouble. something to keep in mind.
atoms and the sess were great. good turnout, although i saw all the people standing by the bar. to be fair, it was fucking freezing outside. hey, beauty bar san diego- heat lamps? whaddaya say? atoms really seem to be rounding into form. joey has some good stage material- including the my chemical romance sound check("to see a marching band") which i thought was hilarious, and his comment that michael richards needs to be celebrated even more after his racist tirade. either way, i'm totally with him! you know, and the rest of the band is just adorable. and...um... totally legal.
the sess rocked the house. they really do energize the crowd... the part of the crowd that isn't totally baffled. whatever- there were a ton of people there for a wednesday night.
after show highlight: fcdw repeatedly asking member of and i will know you for spin of shiny toy guns "le disko" because she "had to hear it." ah hilarious!
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