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White Mystery @ Cakeshop

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White Mystery, White Denim, WM @ CakeShop

White Mystery, Alex, Francis, CakeShop

White Mystery 3, Alex, Francis, CakeShop

White Mystery Francis @ CakeShop

White Mystery, Francis 2 Cake Shop, Mar13

White Mystery 2, Alex Shredding, Cake Shop, Mar13

White Mystery, Alex Shredding, Cake Shop, Mar13

White Mystery 3, Alex Shredding, Cake Shop, Mar13

White Mystery 2, Alex, Francis, CakeShop

White Mystery Francis 2 @ CakeShop

White Mystery 4, Alex Shredding, Cake Shop, Mar13

White Mystery 2, Cake Shop, Mar13

Hells Yeah


This American Life

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King of Beers

 Red and Wet

Boy’s Club

Win Here

Steroids to Go

song by Vince Taylor

Say, She’s The Witch

She’s Got Long Black Hair

And A Big Black Car

I Know What You’re Thinking

But You Won’t Get Far

She’s Gonna Make You Itch

Cause She’s The Witch

Say There’s A Girl

Who’s New In Town

Well, You Better Watch Out

 Or She’ll Put You Down

Cause She’s An Evil Chick

You Better Be Careful

Before It’s Too Late

She’s Gonna Make You Itch

Sony by The Sonics

Xray Eyeballs & Thee Oh Sees @ DBA

Xray Eyeballs

Thee Oh Sees

My Date with a Prince

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Meet Prince Punk

Origin: Limoges, France.

Location: Montreal, Quebec.

Occupation: Social Worker.

Hobbies: Punk Rock, Cinema, & Existentialist Poetry.

How We Met: Prince Punk and I struck up an irresistible friendship while he was visiting a mutual friend in NYC.

Fun Facts: Is part Tiger and speaks French, English, Spanish, & Riffian.

The Date

When Prince Punk invited me to spend a weekend in Montreal, I immediately packed my moodiest black dresses, the darkest pair of shades I own, and a tube of red lipstick for a French Invasion Rock ‘n’ Roll Weekend. First on the agenda was the Montreal Jazz Festival, as it was the perfect day for sunning on the lawn and soaking up the culture. Thrilled to be in each others company, neither of us listened to the music but rather spent the entire afternoon enjoying smokes, cracking jokes (that often didn’t translate), and speaking out of turn about our favorite Rock ‘n’ Roll bands. To my surprise, Prince Punk freely admitted to liking Katy Perry and Lady Gaga resulting in a few deductions on his Punk Rock points. Luckily The Prince had a few aces in his hand and rattled-off enough uber hip bands to win back those lost points. He also picked up some “Très Bien!” bonus points when he got down and gave me twenty push-ups on command.

Enjoying a Smoke on the Lawn

Très Bien!

Prince Punk Winning Some Tough Guy Bonus Points

Later That Night…

We hit the dance floor at Blizzart, a swinging Rock ‘n’ Roll club spinning obscure French Yé-yé Pop. Prince Punk made sure that my glass never emptied, my cigarettes stayed lit, and even let me wear his sacred Tiger ring (“Classic Going Steady” bonus points). He was the perfect gentlemen… a real Prince you could say—until “it” happened. Perhaps it was one flash too many from my camera that set him off but something to the effect of “I-don’t-really-look-at-your-photography,” came stumbling out of my Prince Charming’s mouth! In his defense, Prince Punk prefers (French) literature to photography, and one has to appreciate this kind of honesty but damn if that didn’t hurt. Regardless, I was determined to have a good time so I bucked-up, ordered a double-scotch on the rocks, freshened my lipstick and photographed Prince Punk like I never photographed before. I was determined to win him over.

Prince Punk Sporting his Infamous Shades @ Blizzart

Raising Hell with Richard Hell

The Conclusion

Pros: Is a Prince, has excellent style, and speaks with a French accent.

Cons: Is a Punk, he likes Katy Perry, and we are often lost in translation.

Prince Punk is an Existentialist Romantic, who is fiery, witty and unapologetic about his ways. Although he claims to be mingled with Tiger Blood, this Prince also possess the heart of a Lion. Rock ‘n’ Roll and Whiskey nights is something we will always share, however— Prince Punk does not admire my photography and therefore can not truly admire me. Perhaps if  I too were Punk Rock AND learned to speak French, I might be cool enough to roll with Prince Punk. Until then… we will always have our night in Montreal.

Bonne Nuit!

song by Slim Twig

Guitar Hero

Johnny Dwyer, Guitar Hero.

If you haven’t checked these guys out yet, I am not sure what you are waiting for. The Bellhouse show wasn’t  as wild as  Glasslands Gallery, I suppose because Williamsburg/Greenpoint/Bushwick didn’t feel like making the great schlep to Park Slope but you can’t play at Death By Audio forever…or can you? Nonetheless, always a pleasure and I would have even made the hike to Mercury Lounge if I didn’t have so many damn school papers to write. If you like Rock ‘n Roll, go see Thee Oh Sees.

Mouth of Johnny




Check out the pics from Glasslands Gallery:

“F*ck all that Brooklyn Sh*t,” was Rachel’s greetings to her fans at Mercury Lounge. Her one finger salute personally directed to myself, (or my camera) was a clear indication I was in the right place at the right time.

Perhaps she’ll feel more at comfortable on her next few stops through the Midwest (my hometown) on her way back to home sweet home Detroit. You’ve got to give her creds for the no nonsense attitude she brings to the stage. There are no show tunes or silly acrobatics on stage to entertain the audience, only Cold Hard Rock n’ Roll. Her stance is solid and cool,  she and her Detroit Cobras were there to do what they do, Rock Out!

The tour in support of Tied and True , the Cobra’s newest release is near the end, however the album is worth checking out! You can get a tiny taste on myspace, or you can follow the band through Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky to hear these awesome new tunes!


Detroit cobras2





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