Sunday, June 13, 2010

Lockdown - Part II

Next up, Ian Manhire's own band, The White Wires, performing a particularly rambunctious set. The question is, why didn't they drive a truck into the garage, and play the show in the truck? They're also playing Westfest tonight, presuming Ian can be found and/or awoken.

White Wires at Yogi's Meatlocker
White Wires at Yogi's Meatlocker, June 12, 2010

Award for noisiest band of the afternoon goes to Big Dick. The due of Dave Secretary and Johnny O. whose bass and drum pummel was so loud I could feel my eardrums quivering, earplugs or not.

Big Dick at Yogi's Meatlocker
Big Dick at Yogi's Meatlocker, June 12, 2010

Crusades is a band that features half Last Communion (or half Sedatives, if you prefer) and half Creeps. Anton LaVey-lovin' punk-metal sounds from four guys in matching T-shirts. This was their first show.

Crusades at Yogi's Meatlocker
Crusades at Yogi's Meatlocker, June 12, 2010

I didn't stay for much of Critical Convictions set in the little room, since it's hard to handle a camera, a flash, and Jo from Germ Attak crowd-surfing over your head in that space. They sounded as furious as I recall from tehir sets at the Bytown Tavern and opening for The Kids at the Bayou.

Critical Convictions at Yogi's Meatlocker
Critical Convictions at Yogi's Meatlocker, June 12, 2010  

The ever-popular Year Zero knocked out a fine set of their melodic punk next.

Year Zero at Yogi's Meatlocker
Year Zero at Yogi's Meatlocker, June 12, 2010

Things took a turn for the heavier with Loviatar, who I last saw in a Bronson Ave. basement. Justin Gobeil finally got a break from doing the sound for all the bands, and J.P. got a break from barbecue.

Loviatar at Yogi's Meatlocker
Loviatar at Yogi's Meatlocker, June 12, 2010 

Tokyo Sex Whale played another heavy set, including a reconfigured version of White Wires' Ha Ha Holiday, Black Black Holiday "Since our pact with Satan says we can't be happy," explained Julia - and it really worked well! Almost forgot to mention, they play Westfest tonight.

Tokyo Sex Whale
Tokyo Sex Whale at Yogi's Meatlocker, June 12, 2010

Unfortunately the bylaw people had been called.

Noise bylaws and their consequences at Gaga Weekend
Ian and noise enforcement at Gaga Weekend, June 12, 2010

Garaga knocked out a tight set, despite a busted string forcing Jeff to switch to "a girl's guitar." They've switched drummers since I saw them last, with Tim Matthews now manning the skins. The audience was getting a bit sparse by now, in part because they'd decided to close the door and let people in and out between songs.

Garaga at Yogi's Meatlocker
Garaga at Yogi's Meatlocker, June 12, 2010

I was beginning to feel the day as things came to a close with a set from The Band Whose Name Is A Symbol, who assembled not only their usual membership but a trio of extras to kick out a super psychedelic set, with extra headbutting from Ian.

The Band Whose Name Is A Symbol at Yogi's Meatlocker
The Band Whose Name Is A Symbol at Yogi's Meatlocker, June 12, 2010

They sounded really excellent, but I had to split if I wanted time to have dinner (at the time I was under the impression stuff at Babylon was starting around 9 p.m.) As for today, there's a post Gaga buronout afternoon at Random House, with shows from such noiseniks as Adam Saikeley, Special Noise, Mincemeat Or Tenspeed, Nero's Day At Disneyland, Self Surgery and Long, Long, Long.

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