I spend Saturday at my sister's house with my niece, sister, brother in law, and my parent's to celebrate my dad's 59th birthday. As I mentioned before, it was a little bittersweet after finding out my brother, who is in the Navy, is going to be sent to Iraq with the Marines (for what reason, I do not know), but we made the best of it, hanging out and ordering a great meal from Phil's BBQ, and spending some good time with Johanna who grows bigger by the day and is noticeably smiling now.
They dropped me at home after dinner and I headed off to the Casbah. Cat Dirt Sez was presenting his first Casbah show so I was there to show support to my fellow blogger. CDW was supposed to be on the turntables, but apparently one of the tables was busted, so she made due by throwing on a record and we just hung out. There weren't a ton of people by the time Endless Bummer came onstage. They were quiet, a four piece with a vocalist on keys, a single drum, and a couple girls lending backup vocals and percussive instruments. There was some kinda spoken stuff, some songs that were simple in narrative, and they're probably better in a place like Habitat House than at the Casbah.
They did have a political song that struck a chord with me after the news of my bro getting shipped off in this pointless war but mostly I was just hoping more people would show up to make this night a success.
In between bands, Nick got on the turntable and made due with what he had, busting out "The Humpty Hump" and other 90's gems. His jacket was perfect for his set.
Wild Weekend played second. They're an all girl Zeros tribute band and they're playing at Sessions Fest next weekend, so it was a good preview of what they'll deliver, and for sure Sessions Fest is going to be a not-to-miss event.
The night ended with the Vultures, and the room filled out a bit more. I took it easy on the photos since they had the lights pretty much dropped all the way save for a couple lights back by the drum kit and two other photographers who had their flashes going throughout the entire set. I just didn't wanna be one of those, ya know?
The Vultures played a solid set and the night ended relatively early, so I said quick goodbyes as soon as they were done and headed back to finish my night at the Ken Club.