Friday is for Rawk! The Things We Find…

A recent purge of overstuffed desk drawers yielded these rawk and rollll memories. Maybe this year will be the year I scan all of my old negatives and bring them back to the light of day and start a spreadsheet of the shows I’ve been to so I could tell you where they came from. La Tortuga came from mission experience in Oxacca … my how things have changed.



Friday is for Rawk! Motorhead son

Brian Robertson displays the results of making bad choices. Not the smoking, but joining Motorhead after a stellar run in Thin Lizzy. How would you like to follow Fast Eddie Clarke? I can’t remember where this was taken; might be the Warfield or the Stone.


Friday is for Rawk! Are Gallows the Future?

Gallows Rage, originally uploaded by wrachele.

England’s Gallows are either the future of punk rawk or the next casualty of a short fuse and an oversaturated sense of alienation. When this explodes one way or the other, thousands will say they were at this show but the reality was siginificantly lower. This is last truly scary band I’ve seen since … well, its been a long time.


Friday is for Rawk! Meniketti the Earthshaker

David Meniketti of Y & T at the Old Waldorf shortly after the release of Earthshaker. When these guys were called Yesterday and Today they played a neighboring high school and thoroughly blew away another up and coming band called Journey ( in the pre-Steve-Perry-space-rock-jam-days).  


Friday is for Rawk! Call and Response!

trippscottunseen, originally uploaded by wrachele.

Tripp and Scott from the Unseen. Notable quote, “How punk rock is this? 3:00 in the afternoon in front of a football stadium and a giant horse…”


Bonus Friday is for Rawk! The Unseen

The Unseen – Mark Unseen, originally uploaded by wrachele.

Not since the Ramones has there been such serendipity. Imagine being born with a name like Mark Unseen and becoming the lead singer of a band called…the Unseen! Coincidence? I don’t think so.