Sunday, May 2, 2010
One of my most favorite bands ever was the Murder City Devils. A little over nine years ago I was putting together Thrasher's Skater of the Year Party and I had booked MCD to play. I can't describe how excited I was, but I can try to paint a pretty good picture of my deep sorrow I felt after getting the call from Gabe Kerbrat telling me that the band was breaking up and they wouldn't be holding it together to play SOTY. Their final show was set for Halloween and I was crushed. The kind of crushed that a child feels when they find out that Santa's not real, crushed. The kind of crushed that has me blogging about it now in 2010, kind of crushed. Devastated would work too, yes I was devastated!
A couple years ago I heard that they had reunited and were even playing at Coachella,, I think last year. But I just never was able to make it to see them. After missing them in SF, not being able to go to Seattle and not seeing them at Coachella I was convinced that it just wasn't in the cards for me, until last week. Let's just say that for me this was bigger than the Pixies reunion and that was huge. The difference was that I never ever thought that the Pixies would reunite, and I had never experienced them live so I didn't knwo what I was missing. But With MCD, I had witnessed it, I had been there and I missed it. I wanted it back, and I got it. I heard a rumor but I am not sure I can disclose it now... but expect some updates SOON!
Special Thanks to Erik at Goldenvoice (you are my hero), Gabe for remembering me, Leslie for your flawless performance! Robin and Chris for sharing the night with me!
ALL HAIL THE MURDER CITY DEVILS!