Friday, March 3, 2017

ebolabuddha-The X Bar, Cupertino CA; 3/2/17

For the second time in a week I had schlep down to the southwest Bay for a gig. Come to think of it, all of my live playing so far in 2017 has been in the Silicon Valley. Odd.
Anyway, for ebolabuddha's X Bar set, we debuted the two drum set lineup, with Lorenzo switching from electric guitar to the drums. Also on board was Jason, along with mainstays Steve and Eli. It seemed like we managed to whip a nice maelstrom, starting with ugly synth sounds before segueing into some heavy double drum set pounding which kicked the guitarists into high gear. The whole thing felt very cathartic to me, very primal and intense.
I read from Ovid's Metamorphoses, which is fantastic for evoking the kind of dramatic mood that I enjoy from ebolabuddha's sets. 
Our set got cut short, sadly, due to us taking a bit too long to line check. Really, the only downside to a fun evening of blasting.
On the curb outside of X Bar, a local homeless guy walked up and asked us for weed. I wonder how much crushing he's had to go through as towns such as Cupertino get more and more opulent. During the drive home, it was cool to see the lights of the Bay sprawl shining in the clear spring air. This area is nuts.

Below: ebolabuddha band members await the stage (dig on Jason's great sweater!)

Above: way too many drums, but really pretty lights

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