Four rock and roll bands. Five bucks. December 10.
Who the hell are these bands?
http://www.facebook.com/astrocoven - Stoner rock/grunge/sludge. If you always thought Black Sabbath should have been heavier, or the Melvins should have played longer, slower songs, or that Soundgarden should have stuck with the rawer sound they started out with, you might hate these guys less than everyone else does.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Medicated-Gurus/281952601836207 - These guys are in the whole recording process, and are sounding just damned awesome. They're like a grunge band, but they rock harder.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Less-Than-Gone/318543276302 - These dudes are all pals of mine. You don't know who I am because I haven't introduced myself but trust me, I'm pretty amazing so you know these guys are too. They're a rock and roll band, with some punkish roots and they're constantly evolving their sound. Great energy, lots of fun to see. I've never seen anyone looking pissed off or shitty at an LTG show. So come prove me wrong by frowning through their entire set (THE ENTIRE THING) and I'll buy you a beer (not afraid of having to buy anyone anything here).
http://www.facebook.com/pages/HammerSoft/178351642224259 - These guys reminded me of Queens of the Stone Age the first time I heard the music they put online. I found out about them because the guitarist from Split Lip Grin joined (started? CORRECT ME PLEASE) them, and then I never went to any shows (they only just started gigging this year) and then when I did I was exhausted from working a 12 hour day and had to leave before they played because I had to be at work at 6:30 AM the next day but I think I just came off as rude and/or awkward, which is fine because admittedly, I am a bit of an obnoxious prick at the best of times. Anyhow, it turns out they have more in common with The Strokes than Kyuss, but they're a hell of a lot more interesting and less predictable. They're almost like real musicians who give a shit about what they're doing, just like the other bands playing this show.
In fact it's almost like a real rock and roll show except that nobody's going to a five star hotel afterwards to snort blow off of a prostitute or treat you like a mongrel who's just lucky they were even allowed into the venue.
So, if you want to see what it looks like when people believe in what they're doing with that guitar, come on down. If you'd rather see the same shit you've seen every day of every month of every year of your cognizant life, well, nevermind you'll probably only stay home watching TV and dying on the inside ANYHOW.