|Suarez feeding a bird McDonald's in San Francisco|
Last we spoke we were headed to Medford to play a cool venue called Johnny B’s. It's one of those greaser bars where it seems all the staff and bar patrons have those Jimmy Neutron wind tunnel tested elvis hair dews. Rockabilly tunes played over the PA’s and the walls were covered with pictures of Hank Williams and Elvis Presly. The show went pretty well for a Monday night. One thing that really stands out about this gig was that business was super slow at the beginning of the set. So I started playing in the window and dancing for people walking by on the streets. And to everyones surprise (including me) it actually worked. Some girls actually started piling into the bar.
A big thank you goes to Jym Harris and his wonderful family for making us feel at home at their house, and helping with the show.
|Hanging out in Golden Gate park|
After that blunder we went to the Zombie Holocaust jam space and partied hard. My favorite part of the night was having a 15 minute funk jam that evolved into an epic version of Born to be Wild with our new buddies in ZH.
The next night we had a gig at this great venue called the Burnt Ramen. I think it is most famous for being the place where the Dead Kennedys used to cut their teeth in the early years. This was perhaps one of the coolest DIY venues I have ever been to. First of all, it is in the worst part of the bay area... Richmond, CA. It is in a part of town that is separated at all sides by railroads. When they refer to “the wrong side of the tracks” they are probably referring to the Burnt Ramen. As we were pulling onto the street that it was on we found a deceased dog in the middle of the road that no one seemed to notice. We unloaded our gear in between a giant pile of putrid garbage and a huge pile of dog shit. At one point someone accidentally dropped Adams amp into the dog dirt. And I must say, I was secretly delighted.
|Cigar on the beach|
After the show 20 of us headed to an all night diner and got into all kinds of trouble.
Our gig the next day (saturday) was moved to the same venue we played at on Thursday the Riff Haus. I didn't mind because we were playing with exmortus and Bonded by Blood. 2 of the best up and coming metal bands in California. Both bands are going to hit the big time, I'm sure of it. Especially after seeing them on saturday. Shit son, these players make me want to drown myself in the name of incompetence.
|How did we get to Lebanon?!|
|Jamming with Zombie Holocaust|
|Didn't those guys burn "the place" down?|
|Amoeba Music in San Francisco|
|Witchaven in OC!!|
|Set list from the Burn|