I hope you all have your party boots on because Louie’s Back Room isn’t letting this weekend of fun end until Monday. This event will be featuring the last performance from Katy Needs A Life, a Rock and Roll Machine that’s not been out for some years, and some mother frickin’ robots. It’s going to be an event that will prepare you for Halloween and keep you stoked for what’s to come in the future.
Captured! By Robots
So, I could go on and on for days about how Jay Vance is my hero and I’ve been listening to his music since I was in the fifth grade. I could say something about how he started the Blue Meanies when he was in college, the legendary Ska band from Chicago. I could also go on and on about what his show is like and how awesome it will be to see live because its actually instrument-playing robots that Vance built. However, I received this e-mail from the robots a few weeks ago, and I believe that they can tell their story better than I can.
“2 kick ass robots, 1 stupid human. Brutal pummeling music. End of story.
But you wanna read more stupid crap? Ok, idiot human.
C!BR has been touring the world since 1997, playing thousands of dive bars for millions of drunk humans.
In 1996, Jay Vance made the robots because he was extremely unlikeable, and wanted to play in a band after all his past human bands hated him. He got to work. Shortly after, GTRBOT666 and DRMBOT 0110 were born. After a horrible accident involving many drugs and a chemical spill, the Bots became self aware and captured the human, now renamed JBOT. It was decided that they would travel the country, rocking out while bent on world domination and humiliating the masked and chained idiotic human in front of his human peers.
In 2013, a critical point was achieved in robotic/human symbiosis. The Bots over went their sixth upgrade, developing human faces in an attempt to fool the pathetic humans into lowering their guard, not unlike decoys in duck hunting.
Humans are now the hunted! Hahaha!
As well, JBOT’s chains and mask were removed, after 15 years of captivity the chains were no longer needed as they were now chains of the mind, and removal of the mask serves to show how ugly and disgusting the human JBOT really is.
The Bots and JBOT’s relationship has changed, now they are much more united in hating humanity. Stockholm syndrome? Maybe… Or maybe you all just suck really really bad.
C!BR’s newly found united aggression towards humanity has been channeled into fast n loud music, designed to deafen and destroy, to pound and pummel, breaking your bones with brutal tones.
So that’s it. End of story for reals.
But one more thing…
Fuck you, human!”
So yeah… They aren’t the nicest robots, but the show is going to be killer.
Rick Johnson Rock and Roll Machine
Rick Johnson Rock and Roll Machine hasn’t done a solo show in years now and that’s a damn shame. Can you imagine, for just one moment, the most beautifully chaotic, energetic and borderline spastic music that reminds you that neither punk nor rock and roll are dead. Rick’s charisma makes you want to dance even though you don’t know how. He’s legendary. Besides the Rock and Roll Machine, Rick is also known for his work in Bomb the Music Industry, Wack Trucks, and Mustard Plug. Who knows when this act will happen again, so don’t miss out.
Katy Needs A Life
Okay, okay, okay. Ego, ego, ego. I don’t like to toot my own horn as a performer, but as it’s my last show, it’s going to be hype. This act has been going on for the last seven years and has progressively gotten better and better. Songs like, “Dragons in Love” have given people something to smile about just as songs like, “Albatross” have given people something to cry about. Essentially, it’s all happy music about sad things. Something that started out as an act for a high school talent show has brought years of fun and notably awkward experiences. I hope that many will join me for my send off as I embark on the journey towards learning to work well with others.