HB's Guttermouth is playing Alex's Bar tomorrow night. If I wasn't going to San Diego for the weekend (and leaving in about two hours), I'd go in hopes of getting a healthy dose of adolescent flashbacks.
I'm almost embarrassed to admit this, but Guttermouth was one of the first punk bands I got into. At the time, my favorites were all groups that broke up (Black Flag, Descendents, Minor Threat), but Guttermouth was still a new act at that point.
I bought Full Length and Friendly People and found out they were playing somewhere in Hollywood (I think it was a now-defunct club whose name is slipping my mind). But once the 14-year-old version of me told my conservative parents that I wanted to go see them, my dad told explained how it wasn't in the band's best interest to name themselves something like Guttermouth.
I didn't go to that show, but I eventually saw them a few times through their third disc Teri Yakimoto. But it's been years since I've seen them and it sure would be nice to take that trip down memory lane. Instead, I'll be lounging by a pool in Sandyfuckingeggo.
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The show is $10. Based on what I've heard about Guttermouth's last few shows at Alex's, it will be packed. And a fun time.