Where did March go? It dawned on me that it's been almost a month since I posted on here. Coincidentally, it's almost been as long since my last gym visit, but Lost is on soon, so I figured this was the way to go.
Work's been busy with all sorts of fun stuff, but somehow I found the time to interview Ratt's Stephen Pearcy for Metal Sucks and got a preview of their stellar forthcoming album, Infestation. I got to tell Pearcy all about Ratturday, averted a "Way Cool Jr." pun, and please believe I melted a little in my seat when the elder statesman of thigh bruisers referred to me as "girlie." Look for that write-up shortly.
Besides swooning over a 50-yr-old man, I managed to avoid lots of other aging rockers by not attending South by Southwest this year. While it would have been awesome to hang out in a beer- and BBQ sauce-basted city surrounded by 95 percent of my favorite people on Earf, the lineup seemed way more like a '90s revival than a new music festival (Stone Temple Pilots and Hole were leading headliners). I could have done without it all except for the Sword/ Year Long Disaster/ Motorhead show at Stubb's. THAT would have been cool to see. Did anyone out there besides Henry Owings witness the alleged Shellac gig?
I'm actually quite excited about a bunch of shows going on around NYC in May, including Karma to Burn with Year Long Disaster at Knitting Factory, the Yuppicide reunion at the Black N Blue Ball, plus two nights of HIM (don't judge me) at Irving Plaza.
Cannot wait to sink my teeth into the forthcoming Deftones record, Daughters' latest, and someone needs to tell me if the new Black Rebel Motorcycle Club album is any good. As for stuff I've been listening to: Dax Riggs. Lots and lots of Dax Riggs. Also, the four-disc deluxe edition of Iggy & The Stooges' Raw Power is pretty effin dope, its greatest revelation being Georgia Peaches - Live at Richard's Atlanta, 1973. Last good show was Black Dahlia Murder at a packed Santos Party House.
Until next time... play them out, Dax: