CROWDSURFING THROUGH LIFE

Somewhere between shutterbug and gutterpunk
Saturday round two .. #selfie headed to #thecasbah to see and photo the Touchies and the muffs! #saturdaynightsallright #rocknroll #saturday

Saturday round two .. #selfie headed to #thecasbah to see and photo the Touchies and the muffs! #saturdaynightsallright #rocknroll #saturday

Guest singer for #heartshapedguitar and @officerbradford having a blast!!! @maskedintruder #sodabar 7-19-14 #officerbradford

Guest singer for #heartshapedguitar and @officerbradford having a blast!!! @maskedintruder #sodabar 7-19-14 #officerbradford

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7/19/14 Dwarves,Queers,Masked Intruder, Atom Age

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Let me start by saying that I have zero pics from The Dwarves in this blog. A couple of reasons. 1. I have so many Dwarves pics  I decided to put the camera down and really fucking enjoy myself. 2. The crowd was umm insane!

So first Atom Age came on and I had  heard them before but to hear them live was even better. It’s like Suicide Machine minus the politics. So hardcore with a sax.. truly awesome.

And then came Masked Intruder. I can’t really say enough about this band. I saw them a couple of years ago at Awesomefest and they were like a breath of fresh air. So fun ad entertaining they never disappoint. I’ve somehow been lucky enough to see them a few more times since and this last time was the best. But I’ve said that every time.

Next was The Queers. Never a disappointment but that night for some reason Joe Queer seemed dare I say kind of happy. With Chris on bass and Blag doing a song with him it was a blast.

Then of course one of the greatest rock n roll bands ever. The Dwarves

The place was seriously crazy. Everyone was on point and it was the usual amazing experience. These are the kind of shows you think about for days after. Like great sex every time you think of it for a few days you get tingly….. Awesome line up.image

3/28/14 @observatoryoc I am going to try to keep up with this thing. I have been going to so many shows the last year and take so many photos. I am going to share here I have decided. This is Lower Class Brats and The Old Firm Casuals doing what they do.

The Widows

Sean and Zander

The Swinging Utters

Bad Religion!!!! I was anticipating this show for a couple of months… I should’ve known from the get go it was gonna go blah for me… I tried every avenue to get a media pass for this show… No luck. Then Against Me! Cancelled and the wind was sucked out of me. I thought this was going to be a chance to see one of my favorite bands in a smaller venue. Got to the show and Polar Bear Club was starting and killed it… The crowd wasn’t keen on them but a few in front were stoked… Then Bad Religion and they of course were tight and on it!!! The sound was so bad and at 5’1” it was even worse in a sea of people. The picture is my view of Bad Religion….

Bad Religion!!!! I was anticipating this show for a couple of months… I should’ve known from the get go it was gonna go blah for me… I tried every avenue to get a media pass for this show… No luck. Then Against Me! Cancelled and the wind was sucked out of me. I thought this was going to be a chance to see one of my favorite bands in a smaller venue. Got to the show and Polar Bear Club was starting and killed it… The crowd wasn’t keen on them but a few in front were stoked… Then Bad Religion and they of course were tight and on it!!! The sound was so bad and at 5’1” it was even worse in a sea of people. The picture is my view of Bad Religion….

                                                Cholos On Acid!!!!

  It’s funny how sometimes in life the weirdest things can remind you of home. It can be any of your five senses ( six for the ladies) that catches it. On this night, it was a sonic homecoming. My parents were never in a thrash/punk/metal band, but somehow seeing one this night gave me that sense of home that we all like, the one that makes you smile in a goofy sort of way that nobody else understands. I assume that’s why we see people in crazy situations with a content look on their face, as if somehow in the middle of chaos they’re feeling completely at ease with the world. I always that that’s what the song “Understanding In A Car Crash” was about, but seeing as how I’ve never really listened to it..I have no idea. Great title though. 

  So we had just finished watching a burlesque show and did what any true punk rocker would do and started checking our phones for local band happenings. After a quick search we checked the lineup at our local (as in a few miles from the pad) dive bar, The Shakedown. Cholos On Acid were playing and though none of us had listened to them, they were described as hardcore punk, so we were in. It was a small crowd of true fans, and it was a very, very, VERY mixed bag of people. I think it was a good thing, but I can’t really be sure. Either way, everyone felt the awesome vibe that the Cholos put on that night and not a converse/doc martin/new balance/vans/wingtip/or combat boot was still that night. I of course grabbed the only camera I had ( iPHONE) and snapped a few pic to remember the night by. Gentlemen, thank you for your few minutes of metal, and my few minutes of home.

                               LOWER CLASS BRATS @ THE YARD

                                                 1/13/2013

  Low-class might be the perfect term to describe the venue for this show, and that might be what made it seem so perfect. The smell of alcohol and pot mixed with excitement was overwhelming at the packed little venue by the freeway in a rough part of town that is known as “The Yard”. The band was well received by fans old and young as they powered through a solid set of sing-a-longs. By nights end, everyone was covered in sweat and satisfaction…minus the passed out kid in the corner who missed it all. Just like Clockwork indeed.