Posted by
Gavin
• 07.03.08 02:00 pm

We started an all-celeb 80s Hardcore cover band called “80s Hardcore” but Andrew WK is in Texas on July 4th, Terry Richardson is having his own party, Mike Fellows doesn’t want to do it if Andrew isn’t, and Matt Sweeney said, “Are you fucking kidding me?” So we just used our real friends

We started an all-celeb 80s Hardcore cover band called “80s Hardcore” but Andrew WK is in Texas on July 4th, Terry Richardson is having his own party, Mike Fellows doesn’t want to do it if Andrew isn’t, and Matt Sweeney said, “Are you fucking kidding me?” So we just used our real friends. We’re playing July 4th at The Yard in Brooklyn and July 6th at the Charleston in Brooklyn.
We’ve learned a lot in the three days it took to prepare for the show.
Specifically…
1- Bad Brains is impossible.
2- So is “Institutionalized” (how the fuck does the rest of the band know when the chorus is coming?)
3- Screaming hardcore gives you a BRUTAL headache.
4- The drummer from Built to Spill is not fast enough.

I’d like to ad “’Jealous Again’ is a too deep of a cut” as #5 on the list but the rest of the band refuses to admit it.
Dear Rest of Band,
Nobody knows “Jealous Again.” We are a cover band. We are not here to entertain ourselves. We are here to entertain the audience and that includes girls. There is not a female on earth that is familiar with pre-Rollins Black Flag. They only know “Gimme Gimme Gimme,” “Rise Above,” “TV Party,” “Six Pack” and “Wasted.” Thanks to Greg Ginn’s relentless noodling, most of those songs are impossible. “Wasted” is fast, cheap and easy and the show is tomorrow for fuck’s sakes!

Anyway, we go on around 7PM on July 4th and it’s at
The Yard
400 Carroll St.,
btw. Bond and Nevins
Carrol Gardens
Here’s more info for the July 4th show from the guy organizing it…

Myopenbar Presents: Stimulus Package
complimentary PBR and Southern Comfort, free treats from the Ice Cream Man, $8 w/RSVP / 1pm-9pm
The Yard

If you’re anything like us, your little bonus check from the government is American history. So for the 4th of July, we’ve come up with another Stimulus Package, to reinvigorate your patriotism, Myopenbar style. The stimulants (in no specific order):

* Indian Jewelry
* 80s Hardcore
* Marnie Stern
* Ponytail
* The Apes
* Double Dagger
* Power Douglas
* DJ Dirty Fingers

Complimentary PBR and Southern Comfort
Free treats from the Ice Cream Man
All ages, $8 with RSVP, $12 without

Then on Sunday July 6th,

We play that shitty basement at the Charleston on Bedford ave by the North 7th Bedford stop. It’s to push Bryce’s new label The Colonel Records. Here’s what he said…

Freedom Fest is a 3 day music presented by The Colonel Records.
This whole shebang starts off Friday July 4th with the Freedom BBQ @322 Union Avenue. 2pm.

FREE BEER AND FOOD!!

Oh yeah, we’re also opening for the Meatmen on August 22nd.



Comments
  1. MICKEYBLUEFRIES says:

    So Gavin what do you play huh?

  2. PuTO! says:

    GAVIN’S A CLASSICALLY TRAINED SKIN FLUTIST,HE PLAYED LIVE LAST YEAR AT BURNING MAN!

  3. steamer says:

    ‘Jealous Again’? I love the Black Crowes

  4. steamer says:

    i like ponytail. theyre fun. more ppl should listen to them.

  5. Gawker P. Van Ainitcool says:

    I like your lack of regard for punctuation !


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