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Showing posts from September 19, 2009

Raw and Unadulterated

Well! My first night out at MFNW was a smash success. We managed to see 5 bands, all crazy good, we weren't too crowded and we always could get a beer when needed. AND we looked fabulous the WHOLE time!

It was an exciting night and one of the most exciting moments was during Monotronix's set at the Roseland. The crowd was totally keyed up, it was almost a mob scene as the singer mounted first a pole, then a drum and alternately pulled his pants down, led the crowd in a raucous round of cheering, and stage dived into the crowd. This singer is impossible to look away from, bare ass and all... he looks like a crazy Doobie Brother on hard drugs. Fascinating!

Next up was THE BAD BRAINS, one of the worlds all-time greatest punk bands. I know I'm about 20 years too late, but it was the first time I'd seen them. I didn't know what to expect onstage what with all the prison/schizophrenia stories I've heard about HR, the singer. He stood on stage like a homeless r…