There was a riot goin’ on at The Redwood Bar in DTLA last Saturday night!
Long Beach’s Wet Pocket (formally Wascally Wabbits) got things started (very “K Records” sounding), followed by a rockin’ set by Thee Spectors. Why was the lead singer wearing blue surgical gloves during the set? I have no idea. It was weird, a bit creepy, and I liked it.
Up next was the band we were all waiting for: The Beat Killers, fronted by Paul Gonzalez (of Death Hymn Number 9 and Assquatch). This was a very rare band reunion, and as expected, they kicked-ass! The crowd loved every single minute of their set, and it was obvious the band was having a blast!
But the big surprise of the night was the last band on the bill: Hot Laundry (from San Francisco). I thought I’d skip Hot Laundry, and started to walk outside. Someone told me that I should stick around, because they were supposed to be great. So I stayed. And when they hit the stage, I thanked my lucky stars that I’d stayed, because I had just discovered my new favorite band! Think dirty, hi-octane R&B – in the same vein as The Schizophonics. PURE FIERY ENTERTAINMENT! All the songs were fantastic! Please do not miss them the next time they come back to L.A. (which should be in a few months).
Here are some pics for you to check out, and a short clip of Hot Laundry’s set. Enjoy!