Jackie Ono, the Mood Killers, the Winks, the Applicators,
Beerland/the Capitol, Fri., Feb.6th
Big night downtown. Two places to be, five bands to see. Unfortunately,
my lady friend and I arrived too late to catch the opening
act, Mishka somebody-or-another from New York, but Billy gave
me a fairly positive review, so there you go. Next, Jackie
Ono. Why had I never seen this band? Quirky, arty, and more
than a bit rocking, these gals had me bouncing around like
an epileptic in one of those kiddie moon walk things. Jackie
Ono? Jackie, oh yes.
The Mood Killers attacked next, proving that good punk rock
does still exist in this town, and furthermore, hot chick
drummers are really cool to watch. And, as a three piece,
they come off more bombastic and powerful than many five-,
even six-pieces I’ve seen.
the Winks were due up at the Capitol so Courtney and I ran
(yes, ran, it was fucking cold) down to the Capitol, situated
next door to Coyote Ugly at the White Rabbit’s former
OK, here comes the bitch fest. First, a $7 cover. $7??? Come
on. Second, the only affordable beverage was $2 Lone Star.
Cool, you say. In 12 ounce plastic cups? Not so cool. Third,
the bar itself smelled like puke. It was in my olfactories
anywhere I stood to order. But wait, there’s more. The
bartenders are all really attractive women, which is usually
a good thing, but there were so many idiots ogling them, it
was almost impossible to belly up to the sweet smell of vomit.
THEN, the Winks went on, and Amanda Garret got to dance around
and yell impotently. I mean, the sound sucked like $2 strawberry
tart. Well, the band sounded good and I discovered a new personal
preference of my own. Rocker chicks in big hoop earrings….meow.
The sound wasn’t much better for the Applicators, and
while I was enjoying their new found harmonic sensibilities,
we decided to go back to Beerland and see the Ends. An amped
up, pissed off Texas version of Elvis Costello and the Attractions.
That’s my comparison and I’m sticking with it.
Hey, singer guy, what happened to the Buddy Hollys?