I think the show that we (Start From Scratch Records) helped organize (just making it clear that we weren’t the organizers – it was organized by the Warehouse we just helped find the bands) was probably one of the best shows we’ve ever helped in terms of quality of bands. We had altogether 4 bands/artists perform: Justice League (hip-hop), Attention to Piss, Audio Traffic, and Hardpack helped us out by getting on stage without even practicing to be the 4th band to play because one of the 4 bands we confirmed canceled last minute.
Right from Justice League – we could tell that the quality and standard of tonight’s musicians was going to be amazing. Justice League is an amazing local group of hip-hop dudes who are AMAZING…if you haven’t heard them then go to their myspace to check it out: www.myspace.com/mastamic Masta Mic got on freestyle rapped and he was INSANE!!! So good…he just asked for people to give him any prop and he started rapping about that prop! CHI SIN!!! Masta Mic was such a nice dude…I kept apologizing about the turnout (there was seriously only like 40 people) but he kept saying not to worry! He got on stage and KILLED it…
Attention to Piss came on and once again proved to the world that it doesn’t matter how long you’ve been playing music, sometimes people who are good songwriters just ARE good songwriters regardless of how long they’ve been playing. They played only new songs last night and they’re incredible…better then all their old stuff combined! They were so good…
While Attention to Piss was playing all of a sudden Kevin of Hardpack asked if it was okay for them to get on stage since all of Hardpack’s members were here anyway! So I asked Warehouse’s Cathy and she said sure! So Hardpack got on stage and played 4 songs!!! Without any practice or discussion…that was amazing!!!
Then came the kings of the night Audio Traffic…they really showed what a “professional” band should be like. They were tight, incredibly well rehearsed, super nice, and had a good time even though they were tired as hell and even though there was only like 40 people in the audience. Their drummer Ferdie even had to miss out his daughter’s birthday to play this show! NOW THAT’S CALLED DEDICATION AND COMMITMENT.
It was a great night of bands…too bad the show wasn’t promoted well because it would’ve been a great show for the general public to attend to see just how great HK bands can be.
After a terrible week last week where I realized a lot of things, it was nice to end the week with a good show watching REAL bands with REAL musicians who love and commit their lives and hearts to the music/band they play in.