In the weeks prior to #kevridestoSimi, I was aware that a Fugazi cover band from Colorado -Fauxgazi - was looking for a show in either San Diego or Los Angeles. February 21st - the date they were seeking to fill on their tour, was already booked at the Dawg House. The CHE Cafe is on hiatus. Crap... I felt like a failure. Then info surfaced that they'd found a matinee show in downtown Los Angeles. With the bike trip taking serious form, I made the decision that seeing Fauxgazi in LA would be a primary focus of the trip.
|this flyer was my focus - getting there one way or another...|
|I walk up to the venue & that skinny dude in the middle, mutters under his breath, "Kevin...Marks"|
turns out my old buddy Keith Curts is in the band!
|everyone in this band, plays in other bands - but they did have this one tee for sale|
|south central hardcore band - Suffer Along - took the stage first|
|sailor themed stage backdrop|
|fugazi fans both young & old|
|I'd go see the Hard R again. The 3 piece was rad!|
|and then it was time - microphones set up for the audience to sing along - Keith belting it out|
|Keith & Eric - it just kept getting better *&* better|
|Eric on backup vocals!|
|Ian & Keith harmonizing|
|Ian took to the crowd on several occasion - this time Vern lent a hand on the bass riff|
|Vern's gal pal, Rosie, got in on the action too!|
|Waiting Room was the ender and everybody was singing along|
|I feel so blessed to have seen them. Can't wait to coax them into a show when I roll into Denver this summer|
|check the set list - funnest show I've been to in many moons|
sacred music best honored by keeping it alive by playing it.
the band is working on a documentary of this tour that will be shared with Fugazi.
it should be known that Ian MacKaye gave his blessing to these musicians before the embarked on this tour