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SoCal dwellers, Street Scene is upon us.(8 posts)

SoCal dwellers, Street Scene is upon us.sn69
Sep 3, 2003 7:44 PM
Forgive me for being late with this, but the new job and house have me a bit side-tracked of late.

I just looked at the line-up for the three nights this weekend, and I was quite pleased indeed.

Of course there are the usual assortment of psuedo-pop-alt/indie bands like 311, the B-52, REM (who hasn't been worth a hoot since "Life's Rich Pageant" IMHO), etc.

While I was disappointed to see that neither The Blasters nor the Rugburns were playing, I was happy to see SoCal favs like X, Concrete Blonde, and the Reverand Horton Heat and the Dropkick Murphies. Still, what currently has my skivvies in a wad is the one, the only, the minister himself--Mojo Nixon and the Toadliquors. "Winnebago Warrior" and "Are You Drinkin' With Me Jesus"....

Is anyone else going? Mickey-Mac? Czar--a roadtrip from NorCal perhaps? Anyone?
Concrete Blonde?jesse1
Sep 4, 2003 2:22 AM
I love them! I didn't know they were still around. How much of the group is intact from 15 yrs ago? Are they still recording, and how do they sound?
From an East Coast fan.
Concrete Blonde?sn69
Sep 5, 2003 9:54 AM
I think it's the orig. lineup, but I don't know if they're still recording. Last time I saw them (5 years ago, maybe) they were great.
I wish I couldmickey-mac
Sep 4, 2003 5:25 AM
but it's opening weekend for kids' soccer on Friday and Saturday and we have a we have a wedding to attend Saturday evening. I checked the web site: http://www.street-scene.com/index.html In addition to the bands you mentioned, some pretty good non-vintage bands are playing, including Cafe Tacuba. Plus it's usually pretty fun to catch a Jason Bentley DJ set. Maybe next year.
Sorry, I'm afraid I don't do SoCal. (nm)czardonic
Sep 4, 2003 4:00 PM
And we're all broken up about it. (nm)mickey-mac
Sep 4, 2003 8:38 PM
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I'm sure. No offense, really, there's nothing wrong with it. .czardonic
Sep 5, 2003 9:58 AM
. . .but I'm not much of a traveler, and having lived in Santa Monica for 3 years, I feel like I have "been there, done that".
You should learn to swing both ways, you know.sn69
Sep 5, 2003 9:53 AM
Personally, I think NorCal is delightful.

In any case, it looks like the Mark 1 Mod 0 Wife-spousal-unit has a two room painting project and a garage reorg project on tap, commencing this evening. Oh well.....