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No catchy name for a post about a show I went to last night and the band that stayed over

So, I went to yet another mcchris show last night, although this time he was opening for Piebald. It was kinda sad for me since mc wasn't headlining his set was pretty short, but I do digress. I didn't stay for Piebald, just so you know, but I did arrive early enough to see the opening band, of whom before this point I had never heard of, Street to Nowhere. Usually I am very indifferent when I don't know of the opening band for a show that has such a diverse line up of entertainers, mc being a nerdcore rapper and Piebald being emo-core. But, if you knew me better than you do, you would know that I hate to be late for anything, so there I was dutifully waiting for the doors of the Grog Shop to open here in beautiful Cleveland, OH.

Anyway, none of this so far is telling you why i currently have the band members from Street to Nowhere sleeping in my living room.

So, back to the point. We get to said show. We get in, buy our mc merch early and take it to the car, since we are so early (we got there when the doors opened, you know). We go say hi to mc, who always dutifully hangs out at his table with his merch guy until the show starts. And then the first band starts. It was kinda weird, there was no intro or anything, just kinda, all of a sudden there was live music instead of the jukebox music. So, I am skeptical, because I always am skeptical. But they start out, and I look over to Ry and say "hmm....maybe I am glad that we got here early enough to hear the opening band, they kinda rock".

And they did. I was suprised. Boy, I guess that that is kinda mean, but you know how hit or miss the first opening band can be, right? Maybe I am just a little pessimistic. Sorry about that. They did rock, I totally enjoyed their set. I was kinda disappointed that some of the crowd for Piebald just stood their like statues in the front reserving their stations for a band that wouldn't play for two more sets. They just get in the way of good rocking.

So, during their set, they tell people they are looking for a place to stay and do their laundry. I kinda thought they were kidding, but that goes to show you how naive I am about the music scene. So, after their set, Ry and I go over and wait for them to finish putting their stuff away and offer them accommodation. But before we can actually offer, a girl who I dubbed 'anti-mohawk' comes over and offers her service to them as well. They start a list, and we go to rock out with mc. I didn't really think that they would call on us, I mean, there had to be better offers, right? But I think that free laundry (as opposed to paying with quarters, you know) is a nice bonus for anyone.

Well, long story short (since this blog is getting out of hand), they do call us, and we are housing a band for the night. It's gotta be a tough life for a band on the road. No days off for good behavior, running all the time, staying in complete strangers houses, but, think of how much fun that can be for a while, too. Just no too long, you know? Bands do make nice house guests, though.
If you see that Piebald is coming to your town, go see the show, and get there early enough for Street to Nowhere and mcchris. You won't regret it. It's up to you if you stay for Piebald, though.
Please excuse me while I go make my house guests some breakfast.

mc chris and myspace music

First of all, I just went to an mcchris show and it was f*cking fantastic. Pardon my excitable language but it rocked and if you are reading this site and other shit like it, they you should know who the f*ck mcchris is. What kind of nerd doesn't know mcchris? I am sorry, but white kids love hip hop and you know it. Anyway, the show really rocked and mcchris is a really great guy. I have seen him twice now, and each time I am always surprised that he just comes out and hangs out with the crowd and stuff. I really like how real he is. I mean, he will talk to you and hang out with who ever wants to hang out after the show. I was kinda bummed because I had to leave instead of hanging out after the show, really I shouldn't even be typing now because I have to be to work in the morning but I just wanted to put it down while I was still really excited. He has a new album out and it really rocks. Buy it from his site or from itunes, indeed it is really awesome. Which is why I love myspace. I just recently found out that you can check out all sorts of cool music on myspace. I didn't know that (Don't think less of me, I didn't want to give in to the myspace scene, but it was bound to happen eventually). I have found all sorts of bands that are cool that I have never heard of. It's awesome. I can check out what my favorite artists are doing and read what they are thinking and see where they are touring and what they are doing and maybe if I'm lucky they will put me on their friends list. So, if you are dumb like me and didn't know about checking out new music on myspace, then have at it! If you already knew, then, whatever. Go buy mcchris's new album and pick up his old stuff, too. I mean, it's better than most of the other shit out there now, it's cheap and he raps about being a nerd. And nerdly things. All things that you people can associate with. So go and buy it or you will be plagued with chain emails and bad saving throws.