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Our First Low Dough Show of 2013
Last night we had our very first Low Dough Show of 2013 and as expected all you crazy fuckers made it another sell out at The Midland. I had the distinct pleasure of being your Master of Ceremonies and here's my version of what went on, went down, and all that I can remember before the beer kicked in and drove me home, in a cab! 

I got to the Midland a little before eight to meet up with The Bob. As the top of the hour approached it was great to chat with Gil from Isaac James. These guys are from KC and most certainly were honored to be playing a show for everyone and to finally be on the right bill to showcase what they've got and while I can't recall the names of all the songs, I gotta say, they certainly brought it. I'd say the best way to describe their sound is good ole southern rock. It was their first show with their new drummer, but one wouldn't have guessed it. Nice work gents. 
Otherwise is the supporting act on the Stone Sour tour and as a support act, they did a good job of being support. At one point the lead singer said, "I don't care if you like our band or not put your middle fingers in the air", so the irony wasn't lost when whatever song they were on had a close out with a smidge of Rage Against the Machine's "Killing in the Name". Funny, cause RATM had crossed my mind when he did that. I guess I was tapped into the collective conscious of the audience or just picking up the contact high from some really good sticky icky!

Stone Sour was the best I've ever seen of them, though I can't recall, it may have been the first time I'd seen them. I know they did a Rockfest a couple years back because I interviewed Corey, but know I didn't see them since I was on air. None-the-less, they opened with what I thought they'd open with. Tracks one and two off of "House of Gold & Bones Part 1" in "Gone Sovereign" and "Absolute Zero". They closed out with 30-30-150 and it was pretty high intensity the entire time. I watched from the balcony above and it seemed to me that all of you in attendance were having a great time! 

After the show I went over to the Indie Bar with 3/5ths of Red Line Chemistry as they were meeting up with the guys from Otherwise but I didn't stay long. I know me and knew it was best to get out of there before getting myself into any trouble. So into a cab I went, and drunkenly navigated the drive to my house. And this morning I realized just how much of a nincompoop I can be as I opened not one but two bottles of beer and left them entirely full. Yeah, I'm a real genius! 

Here's some notes I made on my phone as I watched the show: 
IJ (Isaac James) Straight forward RnR, solid
Best poster in the crowd (we need more of these) "Help, I need a guitar pic"
Crowd surfer with camera on his head (Is this correct? Did I see this right?)
Slipknot masked crowd surfer
Kid got scolded for trying to climb back over the guard rail, after crowd surfing, instead of walking around.
Till next show! 
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New Music For the Week Of...
January 29th!!

New music came out today (yesterday actually) and there’s a lot of great sh!t up in this bitch! Jamey Jasta’s Hatebreed returns with “The Divinity of Purpose”! Hopefully that means a new tour soon! Faith No More’s Mike Patton is back with Tomahawk and their new album “Oddfellows”. This is the first thing they’ve put out since 2007’s “Anonymous”.  The 30th Anniversary of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble’s “Texas Flood” is out.  As a ridiculous fan of SRV I may have to find this bad boy, considering the fact I just realized I don’t own any Vaughan on vinyl! Blasphemous!

Here's what you can expect in the coming days, weeks and months:

·         SOUND CITY STUDIOS Documentary February 1st  (In Theaters & can pre-order now)
·         BUCKCHERRY “Confessions” February 12th
·         MAD SEASON Box Set March 12th
·         ANTHRAX “Anthems” March 19th
·         SEVENDUST “Black Out the Sun” March 26th
·         DROWNING POOL “Resilience” April 2nd
·         STONE SOUR “House of Gold & Bones” Pt. 2 April 9th
·         DEVICE “Device” April 9th
·         STONE SOUR “House of Gold & Bones” Comic Book April 17th
·         LORDS OF SALEM (Rob Zombie Movie) April 26th
·         FILTER “Gurney and the Burning Books” May
·         BLACK SABBATH “13” June (Brad Wilk RATM on drums)
·         METALLICA 3D Movie “Through The Never” August 9th
·         VOLBEAT “Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies” Spring
·         ALICE IN CHAINS TBA 2013
·         ROB ZOMBIE TBA 2013
·         PEARL JAM
·         BODYCOUNT TBA 2013
·         SLAYER TBA 2013
·         MOTORHEAD TBA 2013
·         METALLICA TBA 2014
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