Sorry, -- Gories? GORIES. Go. :D
Looking at Burgerama II, it's a decidedly CA, LA-leaning event just looking at Day 2 -- ok, kewl, ya neh? But for my dollars (and I do count 'em) you get a lot more for your dough at the Reno event, bands you'd have to travel to see... I like that the bands are from near and far for that one. So, that seems like an awesome opportunity. And... it's the Gories. Oh, did I say that?
Yeah, well, anyone with more information regarding either event, do share!
SONICS , GORIES , SLOTHS !!! No Brainer. Yes I've never heard of most of the other bands on the Debauch - A - Reno , but the bands I HAVE heard of at Burgerama II (And several that I have'nt.) I could go see at The Empty Bottle in Chicago. That is , if I wanted to.
The Gories have played Chicago a total of three times in the past 23 years (And , THEY tellme , CHICAGO IS A PRETTY BIG TOWN THAT IS'NT A TWO DAY DRIVE FROM DETROIT.). I saw them in '90 and '10 , butmissed the second show , in '91. Dan Kroha told me hedoes'nt remember that gig.But , if they take a notion , I know that they can fill The Empty Bottle , or any comparable venue twice , again. The SONICS , WELL , if you don't live in Western Europe , Australia or The American Northwest , and/ or maybe SF or L.A. , LOTSA LUCK SEEING THEM. The Sloths , I doubt they've played outside of LA , ATLEAST NOT SO MUCH THAT YOU'D NOTICE , WHEN THEY'D BE A SHOO - IN FOR THE PONDEROSA STOMP......Tho' I'm placing my bets on that like I am on The Sonics. So , while the secondary bands hold little interest for me , and , yes , I could be surprised by some , were I to go . I'm an old fuck who likes it old school. Bands like Hunxand His Punx or Shannon and The Clams are amusing , but , I could'nt see paying to see them. I only ever saw The Black Lips because they were opening for The Weirdos , and they were terrible.
I'm in the minority , here , I know , I say , do whatcha wanna do and play how ya wanna play , to quote The Fever Tree , another old man band.
come on man, easy choice. without a doubt Debauch-A-Reno.
I think it's an easy choice , too. Even if you're lucky enough to have seen The Sonics and The Sloths in L.A.
Every time I'm reminded about Debauch-a-Reno I'm overcome with grief that I can't swing the trip. BIG OL' SIGHS.
Chin up , you at least have a better chance seeing The Sonics in Australia than I have , living in Chicago.
Um,no brainer, it's The Sonics !! Though Ide really like to see Tijuana Panthers and given that I'm in Australia, chances are very slim at this stage
I keep calculating the drive and how I could legally stay awake until work on Monday.
melissa scott said:
I don't know where you live , and it's not my biz , but , is it possible to take a bus or train? Maybe you could catch more sleep that way.
Yep, a lot of living in the Garage live on fresh air a lot of the time. Might have to go to barter if people don't have jobs, right?