Mr. T's Bowl I
October 26, 2007: KWE @ Mr. T's Bowl, Highland Park, Los Angeles. Opening for The Multiple Now Syndrome, The Lofty Canaanites (with Jack Brewer & Joe Baiza of Saccharine Trust), and The Shards. A veil of dark gauze hung from the ceiling, surrounding my entire kit. Faster crash cymbals, Parkwood Hybrid guitar, harmonicas, new noisemakers, new 8" tom on drum upon a new riser graced the kit. The dense new rocker Everyone Likes The Lights tested out well that evening (though it didn't emerge on the next album Back To The Pyramids). Today Is Victory and Rainbow Highway (Boogie) were rare live performances of multi-tracked tunes from, respectively, Strictly Panasonic and the You're In My Heaven albums. Supersonic was at that time almost a Metal tune. It featured the old Takamine acoustic-electric set for sharp feedback, accompanied by a noisemaker at its chaotic, dervishing finale. This was a super fueled set complemented by a progression of broken strings that bred dissonant guitar improvisations and drum solos during moments of re-tuning. The encore was a raw Ska-like version of That Wicked Sublime.
Set: Today Is Victory- Everyone Likes The Lights- Rainbow Highway (Boogie)- Hate The Sun- Lost Angeles- Job's Tears- Supersonic- That Wicked Sublime.