The Whisky. I have been there a thousand times. I remember when I was younger, I would hear "The Whisky A Go Go" and think that this is a place I would never belong. I don't fit in there. It has had this association with metal that made me feel as if, even though I love metal, my additional love of pop, alternative, and the color pink would somehow expose me as an imposter. A tourist. An outsider who just should not be there. When I first went there in my 20's for my ex-husband's show, I realized that I couldn't have been more wrong. I had grossly overestimated people's ability to read my mind and the amount that they actually judge people in places like The Whisky.
When choosing bands to cover for Outburn, I try to choose ones that I have not heard before. I have a tendency to only stay within my bubble of comfort and just stick to the same things repeatedly. It's bad habit that I am trying to break. I do it with everything. Nail polish colors, foods that I cook, clothes that I wear (style and colors), hairstyles (throw my hair up in a messy bun), the music in the playlists on my phone-now that iPods are no longer a thing. So, I pick bands I have never heard of and force myself to be exposed to new things. I feel like this allows me to write reviews that are more honest. They are my fist initial reaction to the music, not the words that I might form in my head before the show even starts-as we all sometimes tend to do.
Gemini Syndrome was wonderful, and I loved every second of their set, however, the biggest surprise for me was the opening band, Oh! The Horror. They are a melting pot of genres, a weird and wonderful mix of ICP and Linkin Park that made me literally stand there in shock when they first started playing. I had to remind myself that I was there for a job and needed to start shooting. I chatted with them a little bit after their set. They are a trio of the nicest guys you will ever meet.
You can read my full review of the full show here.
Band of Family
Oh! The Horror
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