Going back to Black Cat's 2007 Hollywood Showdown at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles featuring "Calavera". Check them out at http://www.myspace.com/calavera
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Bouncing Souls at Webster Hall was excellent. The crowd was into every song and the venue was perfect for this type of band, not cold and sterile like the last time I saw them (Terminal 5). The stage divers were out in force but the bands, security and crowd was very respectful and it was a good time for all. It was hot, sweaty and smelly... just like a punk show should be and the Souls' particular brand of punk is female friendly, meaning there were some hotties in the crowd.. always a nice thing.
7 Seconds rocked as well. The crowd appreciated the hard core legends.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
After spending some time in Bogota, Cali and Medellin, Colombia it was clear the Latin Punk Scene is alive and well with just as rich of history as in the U.S. or U.K. (perhaps an even richer history because of their unique life or death obstacles in the 80s and 90s). Thankfully things have improved greatly but punk is still going strong and growing.
There were young people all over with Ramones hats, Sex Pistols shirts and their own brand of punk. I missed a big, free punk concert in Medellin which was scheduled for the day I was in Cali but I hope to be able to go back and hang with my amigo from ColombianPunk.com for the next concert in September.
Great interviews, fotos and footage to come. Until then, check out this trailer about the Colombian punk scene from NYC area filmmaker Jose Posada.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
This video of 3 bad jacks at the Psychobilly Luau in 2008 is pretty hard core. Dudes a good, hard working musician and completely independent and a nice guy at that. Catch Three Bad Jacks if you ever get the chance. Great live show.