The Beast Is Coming To Your World

2008.10.30

Roky Erickson and the Black Angels In Seattle

Texans Black Angels started the evening in a thick and swirling manner. The drone was dark and the kids love it. Here’s hoping these young acid punks will continue to lead America’s youth down the left hand path. When they returned to the stage as Roky’s band the shit just got weirder, wilder and heavier. Beneath a big beard Roky was grinning as he proceeded to administer heavy shock treatments via some seriously dusted space alien guitar-squall. The Angels have convinced Roky to revisit a whole slew of tunes from the 13th Floor Elevators back catalog which he hasn’t performed in many decades but people expecting anything akin to classic rock were probably running for the door before Rollercoaster reached it’s sludgy conclusion. The band pretty much gave off the loose vibe of buds hangin out jammin. But this band happened to be a living legend and his young proteges and you got to hang out and watch.  Who cares if they never quite knew where to end the song.

black angels

black angels

roky erickson

roky erickson

Budget Rock 7 Sunday

2008.10.29

Sunday was THE day. Every band was incredible and sounded great-dance party all day long!

The Budget Rock Host…NoBunny
nobunny

Buzzer has added a guitar player since I saw them last at Candyfest in Seattle-I did not think I could dig them more, but I was wrong. Buzzer rules.
buzzer

Credit goes to Matthew Melton (Photobooth, The Bare Wires, Snakeflower 2) for this rad shot…
buzzer by matthew melton

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Buget Rock 7 Saturday

2008.10.27

The Lamps from LA rock the angular garage sound…highly recommended.
lamps

Human Eye from Detroit…theatrical seizure inducing alien rock. I also found out where the sheets Backward Masks use as projector screens disappeared to when we played a show with them on 10.22 in Seattle…I am proud they are are still being used for ART.
human eye
human eye

The Saturday Line up:
HUMAN EYE
HANK IV
LAMPS
HAUNTED GEORGE
NOTHING PEOPLE
MANTLES
WOUNDED LION
MAYYORS (Chris Woodhouse)
BARE WIRES
CHRISTMAS ISLAND
NODZZZ

The Manson Tour….

2008.10.27

Taking a break from Oakland we went into SF and checked out some, um, special spots….

Charles Manson lived at 636 Cole St before the desert dune buggy freakout and murders….
manson's house

The Process Church of the Final Judgment headquarters were at 407 Cole St…
process church headquarters

Kenneth Anger lived at the old Russian Embassy 1198 Fulton St, Bobby Beausoleil lived there for a while as well…
kenneth anger's former home

Bobby Beausoleil on the steps of 1198 Fulton…note “Do What Thou Wilt” painted on the front door.
beausoleil

Budget Rock 7 is on

2008.10.25

Budget Rock is in its 7th year, happening from 10-23 to 10-26 at the Stork Club in Oakland. A total blast so far and 2 more nights to go!

Due to my job and a delayed flight we made it to the Stork Club around 11pm, sadly missing some super bands, but luckily in time to catch Roy Loney and Roy Head.

Nobunny
nobunny

Roy Loney & the Phantom Movers
roy loney

Roy Head rocking it with East Bay Grease!!!
Roy Head

Friday night line up….
ROY HEAD
ROY LONEY & THE PHANTOM MOVERS
EAST BAY GREASE
APACHE
SIR LORD VON RAVEN
TOUCH ME NOTS