Venue: Bordello Bar
City: Los Angeles, CA
Set length: About an hour
Armed with my 1Ds Mark III and a couple of fast lenses, I set off to a venue I’d never been to before called The Bordello Bar in Los Angeles to see one of my favorite local bands; Firebug. I skipped my Wednesday evening softball game for this event, which I never do, so I was very excited about this one.
This is my new favorite venue! Apparently, it is one of the oldest bar locations in the Los Angeles area. From what I have read, it used to be called Little Pedro’s and has had a major renovation to make it what it is now. They feature live music of all sorts from Jazz, to Swing, to Indie, and everything in between, including Burlesque nights! Do yourself a favor and get out to this place and support a great venue staffed by really nice and hassle-free people. I have read some reviews where a few douche-nozzles put it down because of a few high priced cocktails but these are the type of people that probably also complain about the injustices of only getting an hour lunch break at work and how “the man” is keeping them from reaching their full potential. Ignore these moronic rants and check it out for yourself. I give it a high-five, 10 stars, a green flag or whatever the kids of today are using for a top rating these days.
Reviews, comments, and possible putdowns for Sirens Eye…
A Pop-Rock based band – and by that I mean if you like the sounds of The Killers (and similar) then you will dig these guys. Most of the time when I see a band that is fronted by a Hollywood TV actor I find the music pretentious and lame, but not this time. For those of you who know me, you will say “Ray, are you saying you like The Killers?” No, I do not and I really have nothing to say about them other than this adjective: Boring! “But Ray, are you calling Siren’s Eye boring?” Well, maybe but not really. Look, my musical tastes run all across the board but what really excites me musically are bands like Clutch and High On Fire. That doesn’t mean I can just write off a band like Siren’s Eye, does it? I think these guys are good and will appeal to a large group because they are talented and have some very catchy tunes. Hell, I’ll probably even go on iTunes and purchase/download their music, but will I rock it in the ‘72 GTO on “11″ with the windows down? Probably not as they are not that type of music for me. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give them a listen to find out for yourselves though. Seriously, go check ‘em out and let me know what you think. For the record, the only music allowed in the solid black 1972 455HO GTO is the heavy stuff like Black Label Society, Nashville Pussy, Motörhead, Hank III and AC/DC!