Monday, August 24, 2009
IN CRUST WE TRUST, IN THRASH WE GET TRASHED
went to a show on friday off an alley in chinatown to see local d-beat heart throbs fear of tomorrow and texas skate punk longhairs a.n.s., both of which successfully shredded my mind.
really only two of the dudes in a.n.s. had long hair. i guess me calling them "longhairs" is just as lazy and obnoxious as some fuckbrain calling us "beirdos".
so, i'm sorry and i take it back.
my favorite part of the night was hanging out in this massive smoke-filled garage (no ins and outs) piled high with bikes locked to every conceivable area, when all of a sudden somebody "accidentally" pushes a button and the big door starts going up, people start losing their shit, screaming "the bikes! THE BIKES!" and scrambling around frantically while for (seriously) five fucking minutes straight the door would stop, go down a bit, stop, start going back up... fucking amazing. i felt kind of bad, but i was literally sobbing with laughter.
no bikes were harmed.
a.n.s. are on a huge tour right now, check their myspace for dates and venues
go see them if you like having your face torn off and then skated on.
go see them if this is your favorite black flag album:
when i was in grade 7 or 8 the only place to buy music in kelowna was at the mall and they weren't likely to have anything more obscure than inxs. so i used to make lists of tapes for my dad to look for on his frequent trips to vancouver and sometimes he would come back with something. i would give him a big list with things like minor threat, the misfits, bauhaus... pretty much any band i found out about from the back of thrasher magazine. i'll never forget the day he handed me slip it in. did he just not really look at it? was it funny to him? in any case, he bought me the tape and the rest is history. i like to imagine my dad going up to the till at whatever record store in a suit and tie and buying a black flag tape. was the dude working there stoked? confused?
these things we will never know...
how cute is kira roessler?