TONIGHT: Slime Kings, Death Hymn Number 9 and more at eVocal
Okay, we might have already crowned a "flier of the week", but this one has to come in at a close second place. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that it contains four bands that are the archetype of OC's loud, rude, no-frills punk scene. Maybe it's their request for me to "dance, skank and make love" all at one time that simply blows my mind. Or maybe it's because the suspect splotches of slime around the lips of a 1950s housewife just makes me laugh. Either way, you have to know that stirring up four chemically unbalanced bands in one small vile is bound to create an explosion.
Tonight, those bands include Slime Kings, Death Hymn Number 9, A.M. and Jungle Peeps. The so called "vile" is the cramped, paint-slathered space of Costa Mesa's eVocal. And for only $5, the ability to bear witness to a spontaneous combustion of unabashed attitude, twangy distortion, shouts and boot stomps seems like a very promising way to start the weekend. And besides great music, tonight's line up also promises some memorable song titles. Whether you're thrashing to "Batsh!t" by Jungle Peeps or Death Hymn's "I reckon your gonna die", chances are you'll walk away with plenty of recognizable jams to sing and scream along with the next time you see them play. And trust me, there will be a next time.