The Shrinebuilder show was crushing! They played their first show in LA the other night and they did not disappoint. We flew out just to see the show and ended up having the greatest time in a short amount of time. I was able to see my good friend Leah, who used to play with me in Sistema Nervioso, and whom I haven't seen for over 10 years. She's still rocking it and working around the corner from my friend Jason. We walked Hollywood Blvd and were thoroughly disgusted with the smell, creepy costumed people, and all around attitude. We did get to go to the beach, so that was great.
The show was at the Viper Room and it was packed. They played 2 sets and even played a cover of my favorite Joy Division song (Twenty Four Hours). It was heavy as hell and the intimate setting was a good choice for their 1st show. They sold out of ALL of the shirts that I had designed and I wasn't able to get one, but Scott said that he'd save me one. I was also able to meet up with Tom Denney. He walked past me before the show and I immediately recognized him. I said hello. We were instantly thick as thieves and made plans to get an art show together and visit him again when we could have more time to stay.
LaLa land was an experience to say the least, but we had a great time and will be back soon. And, maybe get a bit more sleep than we did.