"Lord Knows" - Dum Dum Girls cover

So half of Half Blast has been vexed by wretched ailments and we are currently at a quarter blast, if we’re gonna make math jokes. While we do our best to recover, heal, reassemble, regenerate and generally re-up so we can rock once more and get ready to do some recording, (Yes! Recording!), here is a video of Chriso covering one of his favorite Dum Dum Girls songs on acoustic guitar. He made this a couple of weeks back before illness came a-knockin’ and now here it is to soothe us all through our troubled times. Or something like that. And yes, you’re right, this song totes has the “Crimson & Clover” chord progression in it. Ms. Dee Dee Penny of DDG loves her that chord structure. She also has a way better voice. But anyhow, enjoy!

chrisolovesmusic:

#Zbornak rocking the stage at Folsom Street Fair despite getting the early opening slot. #11amispunk

If you’re in a local, underground band you’ve probably had to play an outdoor festival at an ungodly early hour. Our Britlicious lead guitarist, Rob, and the rest of Zbörnak were tasked with such a time-slot today at Folsom Street Fair and they rocked the hell out of it. To all the queens who slept in, you missed out.

chrisolovesmusic:

#Zbornak rocking the stage at Folsom Street Fair despite getting the early opening slot. #11amispunk

If you’re in a local, underground band you’ve probably had to play an outdoor festival at an ungodly early hour. Our Britlicious lead guitarist, Rob, and the rest of Zbörnak were tasked with such a time-slot today at Folsom Street Fair and they rocked the hell out of it. To all the queens who slept in, you missed out.

chrisolovesmusic:

#Muñecas turning it out early style on the SF Eagle stage for Folsom.

Muñecas on stage being sassy and fantastic. They did a reworked cover of “Walking In L.A.” called “Topping in L.A.” and it was so fucking funny and good I didn’t capture it on video. But believe me, it was genius. “Nobody tops in L.A.!!”

chrisolovesmusic:

#Muñecas turning it out early style on the SF Eagle stage for Folsom.

Muñecas on stage being sassy and fantastic. They did a reworked cover of “Walking In L.A.” called “Topping in L.A.” and it was so fucking funny and good I didn’t capture it on video. But believe me, it was genius. “Nobody tops in L.A.!!”

jimmyswear:

Thanks #folsomstreetfair and #SFEagle for having #muñecas at your party! Cholula is going back to bed, girl! (at Folsom Street Fair 2014)

The many faces of our kickass drummer, James, includes Cholula, bassist and co-lead singer of SF dragpunk band Muñecas who killed it at the Folsom Street Fair today.

jimmyswear:

Thanks #folsomstreetfair and #SFEagle for having #muñecas at your party! Cholula is going back to bed, girl! (at Folsom Street Fair 2014)

The many faces of our kickass drummer, James, includes Cholula, bassist and co-lead singer of SF dragpunk band Muñecas who killed it at the Folsom Street Fair today.

Au Pairs - “We’re So Cool”

This would also be a super cool song to cover. Au Pairs were so underrated and had such fucking great, rhythmic songs of sexual politics and snide wit. This could be a lot of fun to play live for sure.

P.S. This is a totally bananas “fan video” with all sorts of inexplicable stuff in it.  

"Window" (acoustic bedroom edit)

Ye olde buzzy acoustic guitar is back for some more homemade video goodness! “Window” is a song that is mostly about the movies Chriso watched as a gay teen that gave him some glimmer of a life he could have, of love he wanted but felt so out of reach in his small, New England town. So he took images, moments and ideas from them and turned them into a love song of sorts, throwing in a little bit of personal experiences into the mix. The full-band result is bigger, more dramatic and has fantastic drums, bass and leads to buoy the song to much higher heights. It also has 4 bars in the middle bit, but without all of the aforementioned delicious instrumentation, Chriso decided to edit the acoustic version down a bit. Can you figure out which films he’s referencing?

P.S. If you can’t stop staring at the little bits of fog created in the corners of Chriso’s glasses because he’s sweating while he plays/sings, you are not the only one.

Shawn also got a great video of us playing “Abe” on Saturday night. Please make note of James standing up during the a capella bit in the third verse. He’s taking a vogue break, as one does when they have a moment onstage where they don’t have to play their kit. You’ve got to keep those drummer arms limber, gurl! Click the link to see the video on our Facebook page!

Photos from our show at Hemlock Tavern this past Saturday with Lucky Jesus and Charmless! It was mass amounts of rock n roll fun and a big love-fest with our incestuous little family of bands all on the same bill. Rob saved the day not once but twice; first when he lent Chriso his spare guitar after a string-breaking moment on “Homoagoraphobia” and when he lent his kickass Vox amp to Jeremy from Charmless when his took a bad turn. Aisha was the secret superstar of the night, entrancing the audience with her flawless bass playing and super rockin’ moves. She pulled a brilliant, surprise backing vocal moment on “Forty”, sharing the microphone with Chriso like a total rock badass. Now that she’s acclimated to the songs a mic will be placed in front of her at practice from now on so no one is stuck listening to just Chriso singing!

Thanks to Shawn Bennet, Rob’s sweetheart of a beau, for all of these photos save for the first 3, which Chriso took. (And yes, Chriso and Rob had soundcheck outfits and show outfits. Sweat is real!) And thanks to Hemlock Tavern for holding down a piece of the San Francisco that’s still about local bands and live music.

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