INLAND EMPIRE MUSIC AWARD WINNERS
All the cool people won, including our personal faves like the Casket Salesmen and Conspiracy of Thought. The rest? We’re sure you’re deserving of our precious ink, but we can’t write about you if you won’t send us your music (or at least your MySpace link).
THE DIALECTICS AT ANGELS ROADHOUSE IN YUCAIPA, SATURDAY
The IE’s go-to jam band—winners of a pair of Inland Empire Music Awards last week (Best Rock and Best Song, if you must know)—crawl out from their Corona recording cave and return to one of their regular haunts. Seriously good music, frequently great—arrive early, though, because we think they’re playing first. (And why aren’t they playing the Joshua Tree Music Fest in May, where they’d totally fit in?) www.myspace.com/thedialectics; www.myspace.com/angelsroadhouse.
Much blog buzz about this site and Donnie Davies—or whatever his real name is—who claims to be a reformed queerboy now extolling the virtues of all things hetero. He tows the fundie party line on the evils of same-sex shagging, has a video for a song called “God Hates Fags,” and has a list of “gay” bands and “safe” bands so parents can keep track of what their kids are listening to. And he’s as real as you want to believe he is—even folks who should know better, like out sex columnist Dan Savage, thinks Davies is at least semi-believable. Except he’s completely fake—probably some art or drama student indulging web junkies with his master’s thesis. Look at the evidence—why are there no Bible quotes anywhere on the site? Oscar Wilde is a “good friend and compatriot?” Why does he list the mega-hetero Nickelback and Ted Nugent under “gay” bands? (well, Nickelback are gay, but in a derogatory “this music really sucks” way; the Nuge gets carded for wearing loincloths—but even Jesus Friggin’ Christ wore one!) Under “safe” bands, there’s the fabulously flamboyant Dresden Dolls and the decidedly queer-positive Cyndi Lauper—by now, you know Davies is a ruse. And that “God Hates Fags” clip? Maybe it’d be more believable if Davies wasn’t wearing a pink shirt unbuttoned halfway down his chubby chest and crooning lines about “back doors” and “getting on your knees” (and not in a prayerful way, either). Clearly, we have the next Lonelygirl15 here—hope his professors give him a much-deserved “A.”
GG ALLIN VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE
Reason number 734,551 why the Internet is the World’s Greatest Thing Ever: video of the now-very-dead shock-punker doing “I Wanna Rape You” in San Antonio in 1992. Gaze in amazed wonderment as a naked, poop-smeared GG waves his naughty bits about, deep-throats his microphone (when he’s not trying to insert it up his butt), then starts brawling with the crowd, which jumps on him, but they can’t hold him because . . . well, because he’s naked and poop-smeared. Just a typical GG night, and there’s a bunch more here that’ll make your eyes bug out.