I was there. It was very good. It's hard to pull off a 45 minute jam set without boring the fuck out of everybody, but they did it. Those guys know their shit.
Some other great shows I caught were Tia Carrara, Shame Club, and A Thousand Knives of Fire at Room 710 for The Small Stone Records Showcase, Dalek and Torche at Red 7, and a band from Austin called The High Watt Crucifixes at Trophies WAY the fuck off of sixth street. In order to make sure I caught Torche I unfortunately missed Helmet at The Viper Room. Instead I ended up catching a really boring ass art rock band called Kayo Dot who ate up what seemed like an extra hour setting up and tearing down their three keyboards, two guitars, sampler, saxaphone, flute, clarinet, drums, violin, kazoos and whatever else they felt was important to bring up on stage for their twenty minute set. They pissed me off. Harvey Milk played after them, and they were very impressive when they weren't bitching at each other about their monitor mixes. Torche brought the thunder, though. Love that band.
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I just picked up the record yesterday.The first song is 20 minutes long, and it's disgusting. Maximum Riff Mania!
Also, Mario Rubalcaba is their drummer. He played drums in Metroschifter, Rocket from the Crypt (alias Ruby Mars), Clikatat Ikatowi, Thingy, The Black Heart Procession, Hot Snakes, Sea of Tombs, the Sultans, Pinback, and 411. That's quite a resumé.
NOFX at Red7. It was fun... and I got kicked in the face about 5 times from morons jumping off the 2' stage. The only thing that sucked is that they only played one verse and one chorus per song (except for "Kill All The White Man"). But, I thought it was a very typical NOFX thing to do, especially since they played 3 other times.
I missed Del tha Funkee Homosapien....
Pack of Wolves... amazing. This Will Destroy You... amazing. The High Cost of Living... pretty awesome. Junius... best ever.
I saw mostly day shows, and almost all of the others I saw at Red7. My friends there hooked me up with a VIP pass, so I spent my time there (wristbands are too damn expensive).