Turns out, remembering the lyrics to a song you're covering isn't all that important. Not when you're having as much fun as Long Beach's Shotgun Showdown were last night at Detroit Bar, or when the words you're forgetting are "father, do you want to bang heads with me?"
The four-piece, all-female band closed a stellar night of young local talent at the westside Costa Mesa venue; ending their set with a cover of Danzig's "Mother." And yeah, they stumbled over the second verse a bit, but that didn't seem to slow them down very much, as the video below evidences.
They also did a song that was purportedly inspired by The Munsters.
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Shotgun Showdown were preceded by BLOK, who we've written lovingly about before, specifically saying of their opening date at the Colourist's EP release show at the Yost this summer: "so weird and awesome that the crowd had no choice but to love the set." The same held true last night, with Gianna Gianna wearing a Zatanna-esque outfit with a Totoro backpack on (yes, for the entire set).
Costa Mesa's I Hate You Just Kidding played before BLOK, and the peaceful two-piece provided no preparation for what was to come. But they equipped themselves as well as they could given the sparse crowd at that point, and the fact that, I'm told, they usually play with a full band. Still, they covered Brian Jonestown Massacre, and closed with a partially improvised number that referred to specific people in the bar and included a line from "Bone Machine" by the Pixies," so that's worth at least an E for effort.