Doesn't it always seem impossible to actually get someone to answer the phone at a show's venue? Even if you call at like noon...no one ever answers the fucking thing. The reason I was calling Jerky's, in Providence, was to see what time the show actually started this past Friday night. The myspace page said 8pm, the show flyer said 9, so i figured I'd be there for 10pm, hoping to only sit through one of the opening bands, catch the Bronx, and then go home, making it in time for last call at one of the Newport watering holes.
I get there with my girlfriend at 10pm on the dot, pay our $28 between the two of us and go up to the bartender to order drinks and see how many more bands have to play, seeing that the stage was set but no one was playing. She says, "All three." "What?! 3?!" I said. "Yeah, the show starts at 11," she says matter of factly. Holy christ! I've never been to a show where the show was going to end past 12:30 or so. This one was scheduled to end at 2am! So, I'm pissed because now I have to stand around this place for another hour drinking their drinks, then I have to sit through BOTH of the openers before the Bronx come on around 12:45 in the fucking morning. Jesus.
-3 beers, 2 vodka sodas between the two of us down
-5 games of video crossword puzzles
-She Rides takes the stage. The singer of this band was the original vocalist for Bury Your Dead back in 2003 i think. They are from Providence and play a He Is Legend meets Maylene & the Sons of Disaster type of rock/metal. I was reading somewhere online that their sound is more comparable to Gallows, but i sure didn't hear it. Their set was OK and provided for some good background music, as opposed to what i'd been listening to for the last hour (jukebox was shit prior to show). They were just signed to Jamey Jasta's label and their talent did prove that they deserved to be signed.
-5 beers, 3 vodka sodas between the two of us
-Youk just hit a walk off bomb to center field.
-Trash Talk takes the stage. All I knew about these dudes were that they were from Sacto, CA and played some sort of metal. They're actually more of a thrash/grind band now that I've seen them live. As soon as they went on, the floor cleared out and about 15 kids threw down in a big way. The music was irritating to say the least, and I can listen to shit like Heavy Heavy Low Low. This stuff just wasn't for me. Clearly though, some kids dig it, as I also found out that they will be touring Austrailia and Japan as I type this. Recommended if you like grind/noise/death bands.
-6 beers, 4 vodka sodas between the two of us
-Very irritated that I've spent a shit ton of money on admission/drinks, and now i have to leave soon b/c my girlfriend has to work early in the morning.
-The Bronx comes on after a few shouts, "Let's go!!", "Come on already!" I knew i wasn't going to see much of them b/c we had to leave, but I was able to hear 3 tunes. The only one I could remember the name of was White Tar.
- Pissed because I know the Bronx are probably about ready to play their last 1 or 2 songs