Live at the Masque Book Release Party Sunday
For those of you who remember the Masque (and those of you wishing you remembered the Masque), Brendan Mullen, The Echo and Swindle Magazine will be presenting Punk Veteran's Day 2007 Sunday at the Echo. Come celebrate the release of Live at the Masque: Nightmare in Punk Alley, a book of previously unreleased photos, posters and flyers compiled and edited by Brendan Mullen and Roger Gastman.
Sunday, November 11, 2007 3pm til ?
Echoplex + Echo
Enter at 1154 Glendale Blvd., between Scott & Park avenues in Echo Park, CA 90026
Bands featured in the book will be performing Live:
Tito Larriva, Barry McBride & Charlie Quintana will reunite for the first time since 1982 to perform the Electrify Me album in its entirety. This classic recording was the first full-length studio album to be self-produced and self-released by any band from the local '77 punk
and a hell of a lot more...plus flyer after the jump
The Eyes (with Charlotte Caffey of the Go Go's, DJ Bonebrake of X and The Knitters, and Joe Ramirez of Black Randy & the Metro Squad) are one of the original pop-punkers to play the Masque. The Eyes were an awesome "power trio" who beautifully belied the myth that punks down there didn't know how to play their instruments.
Scott Guerin founder of the Deadbeats, probably the world's first "jazz-punk" group and a Masque regular reforms the band for the first time since the early 80s. Known for elaborate stage outfits and theatrical props as much as dark, murderous lyrics, the Deadbeats
boasted real musicians; cool guys with serious chops who never overplayed, the Deadbeats will pay tribute to Scott's late brother Shawn Guerin, the band's original astounding drummer.
Best known for Kill the Hippies, Final Ride and Maria Maria (I Just Shot a Girl Named Maria). Hopefully, Geza X will also join in on guitar.
Billy Bones and his new band of young 'uns convene an open jam for all living alumni from the beginning of the band [Fall of 1977] to the present. Expect all the early hits and a few deranged covers: Victims, Incomplete Suicide, Kill Me, Kill Me, Building Models, On Target, etc.
Along with the Skulls, the Michigan-transplanted Controllers played the Masque the most where they attracted the attention of NY-transplanted Fluxus artist Al Hansen who managed them from late '77 into 79. Stingray will hopefully throw in a few numbers by his other band Kaos. I begged him for Iron Dream, at least.