I was visiting friends in Raleigh
North Carolina and it happen to be during Saint Patrick’s Day, which i guess the city
throws their annual parade. So me being
a photographer i went out and took some pictures, and this is what I shot.
I made it back in town just
in time to see two of my favorite stoner rock bands from Southern California,
Sasquatch and House Of Broken Promises. The night kicked off with Sasquatch as
they played mostly new songs, so I’m guessing they have a new album coming out soon on Small Stone. HOBP introduced their new singer Joe Mora that night, and they’re getting ready to hit Europe this April to play at
the 2013 Desert fest in Berlin and London. I really don’t have anything else to
say other then both bands kicked ass, and i think it’s time for you to wake the fuck up, because you’re missing out.
I went to the first night of the 25th
anniversary of Pennywise show at the Hollywood palladium. It was also the
return of Jim Linberg the main voice, and front man of Pennywise. To be honest seeing Jim back with the band made
this event more exciting to see, and lets just face it the other was guy good, but he wasn’t cut out
for this job. Pennywise played all the hits
that night, and at one point, there was three different slam pits going on at
once. It's quite a sight to see a bunch of middle age punk rocker dudes running around in the pit punching each other, I'm guessing everyone was stoked to see Jim back with the band. I only took pictures of
Pennywise and Strung Out that night because I really didn’t give a fuck about
the other bands that played on the bill. And I really don’t have anything else to say about the show other then punks not dead...
I’ve been a fan of the stoner rock genres with bands like KYUSS and everything else under the banner of smoke. But after all these years I
finally got see my first Unida show, and it happen to be the Whisky A Go Go of
all places. I just never got around to seeing these guys back
in their prime, so I guess I’m late to the party. Enough of my bullshit, these
guys down right kicked ass! I’m also hearing they’re
going to be playing more shows soon, and possibly a European tour in 2013. So be sure
to watch out for the return of Unida.
It’s Casual played over
Thanksgiving weekend at the world famous Troubadour in West Hollywood on Black
Friday. While most people are out shopping for them discounted Christmas gifts to give to their families. Eddie
Solis the brains behind this two-piece hardcore band from east LA played all
the songs off theire first album The New Los Angeles, and their new album, The New Los Angeles
Two. Playing all of their songs in it's entirety. Being it was a holiday weekend and most people are out of town, this show had a pretty good turn out, and it was a
lot of fun. Be sure to check out It's Casual in the new year...