Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Punk Rock Saved the Night


DJ Ribeye Neil, originally uploaded by Theresa K.

The other night, I went to see a couple bands... the first band was rocking, smokin and punk'd out. The second band was quite a mismatch for this gig and they were hampered by being unable to hear themselves in the monitors. In fact, during the second band's set, just about everyone inside went outside - to smoke, to hang out, to not hear the band.

It was a bummer. For the band; for the audience.

After this band's set, the DJ saved the night from being one where you go home disappointed. His first song after this set of mismatches? "Holiday in the Sun" by the Sex Pistols. That drum beat and guitar riff at the beginning was like a musical defibrillator. From then on, it was 1977-78 punk rock all the way, with some good old soul thrown in for an earthy groove now and again as well as the pop refreshment of Blondie and the Pretenders in the mix.

Who was this magical life saving DJ? Neil O'Brien, who you may also know as the drummer for the RibEye Brothers.

I'd like to thank the man. He made my night!

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