So the Rev.'s band (Girl to Gorilla) had a spectacular night at Arlene's Grocery. Great crowd and for once, the Rev (the most self-critical member of G2G) was a happy camper after the show. We sounded good even if we DID ham it up some as our singer's paramour, the wonderful Jessica, was videotaping us. I can't wait to see that. Video-taping yourself is fun because when you watch it's all like - holy shit I make that same stupid guitar face on that same chorus every-time! Ugh!
The guy before us was an acoustic act. Not just an acoustic act but an act that played 80's covers. He did a cover of Su-Sudeo by Phil Collins that almost lost us the few early arrivers we had there. It's not that he was bad - just the choice of songs he decided on was questionable and not in the ironic hipster fashion.
Also just a comment on the band after us. First of all they sounded like one of those bands that should be playing behind a commercial for the OC. Blaaaaaaannnnnd. Second of all, the wannabe twink singer talked ALL KINDS OF SHIT about us while we were on stage, right next to a cluster of our friends who of course overheard and then told us. Hey, the Rev has been known to drop a snarky remark or two at times (check the G2G blog on our MySpace page) about a band on our bill but then this fop comes up to me afterward, makes a point to shake my hand and then say "duuuude, awesome set!" What a dick! Anyway - the honorable Judy McGuire who is always supportive and came to the show thinks I'm over reacting to this. To quote she said, "Why does being in a band make [the Rev.] act like a 15 year old?" My answer - that's why I do it, because it's actually good to feel like a 15 year old sometimes. Long Live Rock!
A(Girl to Gorilla fuckin' rocks!)Men