Well, time has passed, and my capacity for hate has grown
uh. yeah. i think, unfortunately, it might be US. and not THEM.
....naw, fuck that, it's THEM.
Its so them. Tho I didn't go to the show.
Why make us play the "is the keyboard plugged in" game every time?
i mean that we didn't care so much--with so much virulent "YOU SUCK GET OFF MY FUCKING LAWNSTAGE" hate--five years ago. or even two, i'd bet.
it IS pretty funny, though, you have to admit. "is the keyboard plugged in."you could make a bingo card out of this, just like with hipster bingo.
We should totally print a dozen signs that say that and have people hold them up at the next gothdustrialpop show.
I keep wanting to invest in wireless midi so I can run around with the keytar, but I fear that unless I have the long ass cable it will look just like a prop.
that say what? get off my stage, or the question about the keyboard?
how about giant BINGO signs?
I meant the kbd question.
Jesus -- I saw a KMFDM show a few years back that hit all of those.
gahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh GNAT IS THE COOLEST
must make note to print out scads of these and hands them out to the eldergrumps and wanna-be eldergrumps standing by the bar for the next show!!
We should totally print those up for the next show.
You worked at Invisible too long. Isn't any given Pigface show an instant winner?
Brotha, please. Where do you think I got my source material?
Not that it's an instant insult; that's just the amusing pattern of the types of shows I happen to see. I'm sure monks that play gongs have their own Bingo card.
I WANT ONE
I would even consider going out to one of these things solely for the purpose of holding up that sign!
Hey wait a minute. You go to every MEAT, but to none of the industrial shows? Its all about the go-go girls, isn't it?
...but the go-go girls certainly help, yes :)
So do you ever really get flack for more or less publically badmouthing shitty bands that play at your venue? Considering the participants in the whole gothindustrialwhatever scene I can imagine this is sort of like taking a flamethrower to a powderkeg of drama.
Saying "X "industrial" band sucks" is just a conversation opener. Try it sometime. I don't think anyone could possibly take offense at someone pointing out that they are essentially a karaoke band. Its true, why be offended?
It doesn't seem to stop them from playing, so apparently it has no effect whatsoever.
I work at a nightclub in La Crosse, WI (The Warehouse), and Apocalypse Theatre holds the record for worst band to ever perform there, too. Small world.
Wow, just last week I was telling someone about a show I saw there 11 years ago. Great to hear the place is still around.
FEELING OLD NOW.
Love the Warehouse tho!
you mean, it doesn't seem to stop them from PRETENDING to play.
Oh, yah, oops -- my bad!
I mean, THEIR BAD!
Damn kids these days.
Oh yeah, every now and then...
System Syn is industrial? I thought they were house music.. Oh well.. Their album covers sorta look industrialish so I guess that defines their genre.
The singer has a Rivet Mullet and can't actually sing, so they must be industrial, right?
Then there's that right-off-the-rack vest he's wearing. Looks cleaner than the ones you find at the army surplus store.
I really want to say that I'm surprised that Apocalypse Theatre is the worst you've ever seen, but, well...Cain or an Open Vein is one of the biggest mistakes I download every year or so. I keep thinking, "Maybe I can enjoy it this time." The idea's worked with a few other bands, but not this one. There's some minorly interesting mixing going on in the second track, but the vocals are atrocious.
worse than say...psychic TV at mariners hall?
I didn't go to that. And when PTV played at DNA, I was too transfixed by the Genesis Boobies to even be aware of the music, so, no, they're not even in the running...
Seriously, I don't think I've ever seen a worse band than Apocalypse Theatre. The pointy ears! The ten minutes of meowing!!
He really does like showing those things off, doesn't he... Every 6 months or so I end up visiting his website, and I'm always surprised he still thinks they are going to shock people...
I don't remember when the Genesis/PTV signal-to-noise became unbearable, but it was probably at least a decade ago...
tell me you're kidding.no no, wait, don't--i'm starting to enjoying imagining this.as well as the look that must have been on your face.
Come on, would I lie to you about something like that?
but you MIGHT withhold full stories of such events, if you thought it would make me cry.
Oh dear... this makes me visualize a lame industrial version of the "Jingle Cats" Christmas album.
And to think, I once went through life thinking that there was only hip-hop music to violently hate.
The jingle cats is hella industrial. Animal noises, vocoded?
Not vocoded, just sampled as they are... as far as I can tell.
(The meowing doesn't start until halfway into the song or so...)
There is no way they are not vocoded or tweaked in some way. Would you poke a cat for hours until it meowed the right note?
Oh wait... I did go to that, didn't I... I've blocked it out!
you really did hate it!And if I recall correctly that was also the show with valor (christian death) doing spooky faces with the flashlight. All in all one of the most pathetic and agonizing shows in my memory...though I don't think I've laughed that hard since. a fucking flashlight for god's sake!
No, the Valor Flashlight Show was definitely at House of Usher/DV8... unless I saw that twice? Oh god, so many bad shows! So many!
bad show=mariner's hall?I'm sure it was at mariner'smaybe your thinking of das ich?
Hey, when did Simon join Tesseract7?
Thanks again. I greatly appreciate your updates, just so that I can feel like I understand everything there is about industrial without having ever listened to it or gone to a show.
It's your club and I assume you had a hand in hiring these bands so I'm liking the way you fess-up to having the good taste to hire these people.
The lead singer for Ayria is hot, so it balances out.
it's my new goal in life to play a show at the dna where the band following us does not completely piss you off or turn your stomach. so far i think we're 0 for 4 on that one.
Hey, you're right! I blame you!
But you're 1/4, really, because I find Cruuuuuxshadows hilarious -- too bad it's laughing at-not-with, but hey, you take what you can get.
you know what's really awesome? the cruxshadows singer got pissed at us for being "louder" (or as i interpreted it, better) than them. i found that to be fairly silly.
I didn't know Vato's liked industrial music.