We went to the beautiful south to the city Bob and Dave think is a capitol of the world and Anheuser and Bush would sleep better if a nuclear bomb would raze this place out of planet Earth. Yes, we are talking about České Budějovice, a city well known for way more things apart from Budweiser Budvar but I just can’t figure out any of them except the beer and Drain, a rising heavy metal thunder combining rocknroll, grunge and metal. We came to the club called Marty’s Club and it was a pleasant place with a good bar and cool bartenders, with the nice guys from Drain and with the most horrible monitor speakers we saw in a while. And, with no Marty. We brought Paul Matthews aka Ladies Fitness Studio carrying just a two-string guitar (turning into one-string). Starting with his performance, Paul was just amazing. He did entertain people and grabbed their attention with the instrument I already described and his voice only, soon joined for a while by Adrian, Luk and some guy on drums, turning his set into spontaneous performance. After he finished I held a itunes set for two hours or so to try to play contemporary indie but ending with Baba O’Reily and Atmosphere.
The opening of the evening was served by Saxoon and their wipe-out/smash it/noise!noise!noise! “set” of one continuos wall of sound taking something like a half an hour. My ears were bleeding, my eyes were wide open. Definitely deaf, definitely something worth an attention.
Drain at home. What it means? It means the same like Drain anywhere else. Smashing set, booze, rocknroll and blood. Yes, they fight again and they bleed again. Remembering how their drummer looked like after the gig in Brno I may assume they probably won yesterday. Big thanx to these guys for inviting us there and making it happen. The first gig in České Budějovice was a pleasant evening and we were really happy how many of you came to have this party with us. Thanx to you too.
The real deal are the real friends and the real fans. Petra, Lucie and Adam aka Soulmate, Tcha-Tcha and Ringwraith. To see these guys anywhere and especially just in front of stage makes me after all these gigs feel almost like at home. Almost. To enhance this feeling, Soulmate invited us to her mother’s house to have chilli con carne and couple of hours of sleep. Unfortunately, we forgot the alcohol, so we finished the house reserva: a bottle of wine and couple of beers. Then we were singing to sleeping Šmity a song about what you shouldn’t forget when you want to party.
5 hours of sleep and we went back to the city to find a) Adrian’s bag b) Alex’s PC adaptor c) Alex’s shades d) a place to sit down and have a coffee with Petr Hanousek, my friend who was there with his family. We found the cafe. At least. The rest was found by Vodouch in a car and by Martin from Drain in the club. The “friday easyjet” guys thankfuly nod to these people!
Now as I am reading a comic strip making a fun out of this band and the “miserable state” pointing out the second record and new promo pictures I already know that till the end of this week I will be ready to bring you some really breaking news (and not just blah-blahs) and some really strange pictures even sooner.