Gorilla Biscuits -- Costa Mesa, CA -- March 23rd, 2014
A great fucking show. This was the 3rd day of the Musink fest and the only day in which I was interested in seeing more than one band. I have missed all these bands the last times theyve came. Except Soul Search who I haven't seen since 2012, who ive been trying to catch again lately. The first two days they had a barrier but Gorilla Biscuits made fucking sure they opened at least part of it for people to go ape shit.
Soul Search opened the show and they did a great set. They played all the fans favorites and some new ones. Some people sang along and they had plenty of kids HXC dancing to them. They were the perfect openers and hands down of todays best HxC bands.
Strife Had the same crowed reaction. Most singing along obviously since Strife is old skool. The singer had busted his mouth bleeding by the 2nd song. Then by a blink of an eye he was on the floor in the pit staring at people all scary while people were windmilling around him. By the 6th song his head was bleeding. Strife was really fucking good and Ill catch them headline next time.
H2O had a lot of kids going nuts for them. I was about to miss part of their set to look around (cause I think they're just ok) but im glad I didn't cause they played "Nothing To Prove" first and thats my fav song. The singer gave his posi speeches and made us feel all tingly inside. Travis Barker played drums for 2 songs. Overall a great set. And they are WAY better live than on album.
The recently reunited Judge was the band I knew people were gonna go nuts for. I went by the front on the side. They started with "Fed Up" and people were stage diving left and right and singing along. They were heavy and sounded great. Me and the bald guys around me were shouting lyrics while ducking for stage divers. Mike Ferraro's vocals sounded the same was still the pissed of SxE dude he is. Guitar player, Porcell was so fucking into it. Never in my life have I seen a guitar player play with so much happiness. I was bummed I missed Judge a few months ago. But im so fucking glad I saw them this time.
Take Me Away
Bringin' It Down
In My Way
Give It Up
The Storm II
Forget This Time
Hold Me Back
Warriors (Blitz cover)
Where It Went
New York Crew
The moment finally came. Gorilla Biscuits who dont come to Cali that much returned(luckily it didnt sell out quick like last time). 3 dudes came to do the trumpet intro and and kids were already stage diving to that. Civ came out and gave out one of the best frontman performances ever. He was singing into the mic with people left on right jumping on the stage screaming along and jumping off. There wasnt one person in that room singing along and we were all having the times of our lives. Singing a long to "Big Mouth" and "Biscuit Power" in the top of your lungs is a great feeling. Jumping off stage to "Hold Your Ground" is even better. They played most of their discography including the Buzzcocks cover,Minor Threats cover of "Good Guys don't wear White" and Porcell(Judge,Youth Of Today,Project X) went on stage to sing a Project X song with them. (GB's bass player was also in Project X). And like the videos ive seen all Porcell does is hold the mic into the audience cause we all know the lyrics to Project X. They were going to play "Straight Edge Revenge" and literately last second(after kids started crowed surfing for it) they went with "Dance Floor Justice." So I kinda saw Project X. It was great and GB ended with Start Today. It was a great set and every single band kicked ass. I just wished they played "Finish What You Started". Go see all 5 bands if you can. Especially GB and Judge. SxE HxC at its best.
Things We Say
No Reason Why
Sitting Around at Home (Buzzcocks cover)
Hold Your Ground
Cats and Dogs
Good Guys (Don't Wear White) (The Standells cover)
Dance Floor Justice (Project X cover with Porcell on vocals. Kinda)
8/9-Stan Ridgway/English Beat?