Dec. 31st the Dayglo Abortions headline a list o' six bands at Funkys! Subsequent Thrasherbalts listings include a whole bunch of shows that I would be at if I didn't live in the 'burbs. For one, I'm kind of blown away by how good the new Likely Rads CD is - kinda like early SNFU, but with production values. I would be at Funky's in a flash on the 7th if the commute were easier (plus they're from my little 'burb, so I'm pretty sure I'll have a chance to catch them here soon enough). Scarebro (Jan. 13th) is a Bison BC side-project, with James, Bison cover artist Mike Payette, and former Bison drummer Brad; I got to see a Biltmore gig they did, which was most enjoyable, tho' less intense than Bison (most things are). Their Bandcamp songs have a pleasing "Dinosaur Du" vibe to them, if you see what I mean. Mya Mayhem's animal rights thing sounds interesting - I haven't seen her since she sang for Tunnel Canary 2.0 at the Sweatshop. I have shamefully never once seen Ahna play, tho' I'll be able to catch them opening for Wolves in the Throne Room (...and a very cool show that promises to be)... I like that Zuckuss do Star Wars themed porno grind, but I somehow have never gotten around to actually listening to them in a serious way - I'm not sure what the right MOOD is for Star Wars themed porno grind, which might be part of the problem. I've also never seen Alcoholic White Trash (tho' Lesbian Fist Magnet, billed with them, were a LOT of fun the one time I caught'em at the Cobalt). Finally - one last band I've never seen but will try to say something about - I really like that Snaggletooth exists, but maybe they should call themselves Snaggletooth BC, to differentiate themselves from the Dutch Motorhead tribute band of the same name? (How many other Snaggletooths are there in the world, one wonders...?).
Ah, the shows I would see at Funkys, if only I still lived in walking distance...
THURS JAN 5 * NO BOLLOCKS PRESENTS TRIBUTES * POWERCLOWN [IRON MAIDEN] * SNAGGLETOOTH [MOTORHEAD]
FRI JAN 6 * NO BOLLOCKS PRESENTS * LIFE AGAINST DEATH * CATHAR * OUT OF THE RUINS * BLACKWATCH
SAT JAN 7 * NO BOLLOCKS PRESENTS * THE LIKELY RADS * ANCHORESS * THE REPOSSESSORS * THE JEN HUANGS
THURS JAN 12 * THE EVIL BASTARD SCARYOKE EXPERIENCE
FRI JAN 13 * NO BOLLOCKS PRESENTS * SOUNDCITY HOOLIGANS * SCAREBRO * MEN AT ADVENTURE * SIREN SONGS
SAT JAN 14 * NO BOLLOCKS PRESENTS * BRAUHEIST *GROSS MISCONDUCT * EXCRUCIATING PAIN * MEMORIAL
THURS JAN 19 * THE EVIL BASTARD SCARYOKE EXPERIENCE
FRI JAN 20 *NO BOLLOCKS AND MYA MAYHEM PRESENT A FUNDRAISER FOR THE FOOD NOT BOMBS AND ANIMAL LIBERATION MOVEMENTS FEATURING * ABSURDIST * VIOLENT NUN * AHNA AND MORE TBA
SAT JAN 21 * NO BOLLOCKS PRESENTS A JAY BROWN MEMORIAL PUNK SHOW* ALCOHOLIC WHITE TRASH * LESBIAN FIST MAGNET * CAR 87 * GNARCOLEPTICS * WAUZTED
THURS JAN 26 * THE EVIL BASTARD SCARYOKE EXPERIENCE
FRI JAN 27 * NO BOLLOCKS PRESENTS * SEVENS NINES AND TENS * SABRAEL * ANCHORESS * PRICK BASTARD
SAT JAN 28 *NO BOLLOCKS * INFIDEL * DEMIGOD PRESENT * INSIDIOUS DESCREPANCY * SINNED * ZUCKUSS
FRI FEB 3 *NO BOLLOCKS PRESENTS * TENANT * IF WE ARE MACHINES *THE ALASKA * ANCHORESS
SAT FEB 4 * NO BOLLOCKS PRESENTS * THE STILTSKINS * LIFE AGAINST DEATH * GNARCOLEPTICS * A.T.F. * SECRET ALL GURL DBEAT AGGRESSION