June 04, 2006

SCENEREPORT: SOUTHSIDE

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Hausipungo got bumped off Friday's show and onto Saturday's. They were so great. It was like taking a time machine back to Jabberjaw.
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One of the only places to sit down was on driving games. Bexxy and I drank cokes. Cindy was in a text fight with someone half the night. I made Cindy translate for me. She kept saying "Even if it was in English I couldn't understand--it's hardcore!"
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Tropezio. Before their set they played a sort of mash-up over the PA of popular salsa songs with the I Have A Dream speech with samples of TV shows in Spanish. When the salsa song played, tattoo'd couples suddenly busted moves with suave refinement, then, two minutes later were in the pit.
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They made a speech about Nicaragua during their set, and these kids unfurled a banner.
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Miriam from Condenada. We got there at 9, thinking Condenada were on at 10. They did not start til 1:30. We waited through 12 bands to see them, and it was totally worth it.
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They had a little pinata-gift for the crowd.
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Sometimes they have two singers.
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"Chicks up front". The girl in the headscarf was fusing religious traditional with punk-- she was wearing loose non-form exposing clothes which included an XXL-sized Rage Against the Machine shirt; I was standing behind her and she pulled up her sleeve to scratch her arm, and her she was covered in tattoos. I want to know her life story.
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Note Trish's hand is covered in blood. It's not a real show til the drummer bleeds.

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