I dunno if you know about this, but both Mary and I are going to participate in the LA Lottery League this Saturday night at the Project Infest warehouse, and we're very very excited.
If you don't know what Lottery League is, here is a brief radio story with organizer Sean Carnage that explains the concept; but, briefly, the idea is that a bunch of people from local bands agree to put their names into a lottery pool, and then new bands are instantly formed by drawing names at random and throwing people together who had never been bandmates before. All of the resulting new bands (there are 12, with 4 members apiece) have a month to come up with 10 minutes of original music, which will be performed at a Big Show.
It is time for the Big Show. It's this Saturday at 9pm. You are welcome to come, although you do have to RSVP on the Lottery League facebook page if you'd like to come. The Project Infest Warehouse is kind of hard to find if you haven't been there before; it's near downtown at 3201 Maple Ave., 90011.
My band is called Big Whuddup and the Lil' Tiny Whuddups. We've got members from Essay, Stab City/Narwhal Party, and Josh Angeles. Mary's band is called Purebreeds Don't Bite; I don't want to say too much about her band except that I think it is gonna blow some minds.
Kickstarter cover song #8: "Sueisfine" by My Bloody Valentine
Our eighth request comes courtesy of Ben and his band Modern Time Machines--he wanted to hear "Sueisfine" by My Bloody Valentine. We attempted to do it in a sort of crippled Belle and Sebastian style--I'm not sure if that comes through or not, but there you have it. PS--baby blue guitars.
We are playing this show on Friday at the Pehrspace this Friday with Colleen Green, Peter Pants, and Tenlons Fort Jack Gibson's new band, Disaster Speaks! This was originally going to be at Lot 1 but it was moved to Pehrspace so it remain all ages. So don't go to Lot 1 on Friday! You will be sad.
Oh man, I have fallen off the wagon for this blog, I'm sorry. I'm gonna try to clamber back up again.
Here are some photos from the last night of our LaBrie's residency, which LaCalendar says occurred on January 25th. Note: ancient snakeskin jacket and lace collar ensemble. The lace collar was hand-sewn by Mary Monolator, as were all the tears in the jacket as we originally bought it. Unfortunately snakeskin does not appear to deal with human sweat all that well, and the jacket more or less exfoliated itself to death. I do apologize to the original snake(s) involved, although they've been dead for a long, long, long time.
Note also the attitude of respect for our bassist--this occurred during our "God Of Thunder" cover. Ashely says: "every Monolators show should end this way. EVERY SHOW." Well said.
Photos by the great Jeff Koga. Thanks Jeff! Any other pics or videos out there? We wanna see them.