Destroy Everything 3/26/06 at Nite Cap Lounge

Last night was the Destroy Everything, American Distress, Youth Dekay, and DJ MXV show at Nite Cap lounge. DJ MXV you might ask? Yes, I was asked to provide the pre/post and between show music for the evening. Since nothing could get me to take one single piece of vinyl out of the safe confines of The Vault, I recorded what I wanted to play ahead of time and loaded it up on an iPod. Cheating? Perhaps, but only a fool would take thousands of dollars of rare punk vinyl to a show.

Youth Dekay
Youth Dekay

Youth Dekay
Youth Dekay

Youth Dekay
Youth Dekay

Originally there was to be four bands on the bill, but the opening band pulled a no-show so that just meant I was playing more music until the show was going to start. The now-first band, Youth Dekay, took the stage around 10pm. Youth Dekay is a three-piece all female band that plays mostly metal. Think of Kittie without the melodic vocal parts and just the yelling vocals with more of a punk feel and you’ll get an idea of what they sound like. The bass player/vocalist was also very cute. After their first song, their guitarist broke a string so Señor Citizen loaned her one of his guitars and she made sounds come out of that guitar that it had never played before, and that is a compliment to her playing ability.

american distress
American Distress

american distress
American Distress

american distress
American Distress

Next up were American Distress. They were a very good, straight-on hardcore band complete with the yelling vocals. Their guitar player had a clear guitar like Greg Ginn’s which I thought was pretty sweet. I enjoyed their set quite a bit, and they also turned out to be really nice guys to talk to. I’d definitely go see them again if they come back to town.

Destroy Everything
Destroy Everything

Destroy Everything
Destroy Everything

Destroy Everything
Destroy Everything

Last up were Destroy Everything and they played their usual blend of melodic and sing-along old style punk rock. They seemed to be tighter, or at least far less drunk, than recent shows and it really came through in the quality of their set. I always enjoy their shows and this was no exception and they were pretty damn tight.

Destroy Everything
Destroy Everything

Destroy Everything
Destroy Everything

Sadly there was a very low turnout for the show which was quite a bummer, but those that didn’t go sure missed out on a rather fun evening with a good lineup of bands, and from what I’m told, a good selection of classic punk being spun between the bands and before the show. For me it was a fun night out and my first “DJ gig” went off quite well. Perhaps someday we can do it again.

More photos after the jump…

Youth Dekay
Youth Dekay

Youth Dekay
Youth Dekay

Youth Dekay
Youth Dekay

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American Distress

american distress
American Distress

Destroy Everything
Destroy Everything

Destroy Everything
Destroy Everything

Destroy Everything
Destroy Everything

Destroy Everything
Destroy Everything

Destroy Everything
Destroy Everything

Destroy Everything
Destroy Everything

Destroy Everything
Destroy Everything

Destroy Everything
Destroy Everything

Destroy Everything
Destroy Everything

Destroy Everything
Destroy Everything