Come see what you missed!
Chelsea Hotel played a ripping, NY style Punk set that featured songs from their newly released album. Despite the fact they played as a 3 piece they surprisingly sounded stronger than ever. Alongside top notch originals they played such legendary covers as: Dead Boys' "Sonic Reducer", and a load of Pagans songs(did I mention their frontman is Punk Rock Royalty from said band?) such as; "Not Now", "Eyes Of Satan", and "What's This Sh*t Called Love"(which featured a stoked crowd goer joining on vocal duties).
Revenants, from Austin Tx, had a modern Pop-Punk sound that featured a wide variety of influences. They played fast, and tight, and their use of two vocalists gave the group an even wider sound range to keep things interesting. They got the first pit of the night due to a few of their own fans in the audience.
Fuska a mixed Ska/Skacore set that resulted in a massive swirling pit within seconds of their first notes ringing out. They had a unique line-up for instead of opting for a horn section, this time they had a high energy keyboard player. The stop-on-a-dime ska churned out at break neck speeds for about a half hour before leaving the stage to join the other rabid Punks in the room.
CJ Ramone and co.(which includes longtime Ramons Producer & Songwriter, Daniel Rey on Guitar!) quickly made their way onto the stage, and just as quickly turned the whole room into a state of chaos with the anthem "Blitzkrieg Bop". They immediately followed with "Judy Is A Punk", and "Beat On The Brat". There was a sheer beauty of seeing so many people, from teens to those nearing retirement age, all with the same youthful glitter and stoke in their eyes; swirling around the pit together. They ran through hit after hit after hit with a sound so spot-on perfect, it's almost unfathomable how they recreated it all so well. Upon reaching the slowed down a little with some of the Ramones "Love songs that they never played much" as CJ put it, such as; "I Want To Be Your Boyfriend", "Poison Heart"(which saw Daniel taking main vocal duties), "Strength To Endure" among a few others. After their short slow stint, they kicked the entire room into it's former unruly state with ripping songs like: "Wart Hog", "Commando"(which had a magical crowd involved chorus), and I Wanna Be Sedated". By now the band left the stage, but very unsurprisingly was called back by the crowds cries of "Hey, Ho! Let's Go!". They played a few more songs like "California Sun", and "Do You Wanna Dance?", and "R.A.M.O.N.E.S."(which was amazing with all the crowd crying along "Gabba, Gabba, Hey!"), but the most exciting part was an announcement that they are nearly finished with a debut album. After a night of epic proportions a couple proclamations of "My life is now complete!" were easily heard.