After a good nap and getting some tacos, I motivated and walked to the Ken Club. I missed the opening bands, but i have to say for the record that I didn't hear a good thing about the Vaginals. It was of the "you're so lucky you missed that shit" variety, and wouldn't normally post anything about a band that I didn't experience myself, but I was also told that the band took over an hour to set up and as a result, everyone else was onstage late.
Homeless Sexuals came on and played a short quick set of their performance punk rock. Davit was clothed this time (for most of the show) but didn't fail to make full use of the room, jumping on the booths, dipping the mic in someone's beer, knocking into me and -was that a tongue on my face? At one point he pulled down his pants and sat on a guitar stand and I was glad that he didn't take a dump though with him, you never know.
Scarlet Symphony finished up the night. They got on after 1 and played right up until the lights were on in the bar and people were being wrangled out. Many people have complaints about the sound at the Ken Club, but I've noticed certain bands are unaffected. Maybe the more mellow indie stuff suffers from a "mushy" sound, but bands like Scarlet Symphony, along with most of the punk bands that play there actually benefit from the grimy sound. I was surprised how many people were there that late on a Friday night when there was so much going on around town, but people love Scarlet Symphony and their talent demands the attention they get.
After the show, Adam from Homeless Sexuals nominated my place for an after party, but I think that they probably opted to head to the SD House Party girls place instead, so a couple neighbors came over instead and we just hung out till the wee hours of dawn. I know I missed a lot of other stuff going on, but it's so nice to not have to drive anywhere to have a great night.
And for people who've noticed the Ken Club kinda being in shambles lately, Brett has fixed it up a bit. I mean, it's no Pink Elephant, but he did replace the duct taped bar padding and had the floors concrete stamped and painted, and I've heard he plans on making more improvements over time.