Alibi V.16 No.17 • April 26-May 2, 2007
›› Crawl Bands Take Me Out to the Crawl Game! Spring Crawl 2007 Tank tops and flip-flops, the smell of cut grass, and bleary eyes from another bout of debilitating allergies—telltale signs that springtime has returned to Albuquerque and, with it, the all-American pastime that is Spring Crawl. On Saturday, April 28, the crack of microphone cables and roaring crowds will fill our Duke City streets with the unmistakable sounds of Crawling. A flat-rate wristband ($10 in advance, $15 day-of-show) is all the gear you'll need for multiple innings of live music in clubs throughout Downtown Albuquerque, including our Third Street Outdoor Stage. We're suiting up for a memorable night of heavy-hitting performances from more than 80 live acts. Get ready to play Crawl! Want More Than Peanuts and Cracker Jacks? You'll get a lot more than ballpark franks and beer at the Crawl. Downtown visitors are enjoying one of the strongest, most diverse restaurant scenes in the city. Everything from New Mexican cuisine to fine dining and exotic fare are within easy reach of the Crawl venues. Scroll through the "Crawl Chow" capsules in this week's online Chowtown roundup. You'll find a listing of every late-night dining establishment in the heart of Downtown, plus many that are just a short walk or drive from all the action. Wondering How You'll Ever Get Back? Designating a dependable, sober driver in your Crawl crew will keep everyone safe and happy. But what if everyone in your party has one too many adult beverages—how do you get home? We know you're not stupid enough to drive drunk (especially since there'll be extra police officers on the streets to make sure you're safe). We suggest you check in to one of the many reasonably priced hotels that Downtown has to offer or call a cab. Some taxi numbers are: Albuquerque Cab: 883-4888 Checker Cab: 243-7777 Yellow Cab: 247-8888 Giant Cab: 293-4222 Or hop on the JIT. The shuttle/bus is giving free rides from 10 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. to any home within Albuquerque city limits. You can find the JIT station on Fourth Street between Central and Copper. (You can also thank Club 7—they’re donating this amazing service to the Crawlers!) Root, Root, Root for the Young Team You don't have to be a barfly to Crawl. Even under-21 music lovers can take advantage of Downtown's thriving music community at our special all-ages Crawl venue. The Sunshine Theater (Central between First and Second Streets) will showcase the immense skills of Albuquerque hip-hop emcees and DJs, plus national headliner Black Sheep. Smoking and alcohol service will be available in segregated areas for those of legal drinking age. If You Don't Buy in Advance It's a Shame You'll save time and money by purchasing your Spring Crawl wristbands in advance. They are available for $10 at all Ticketmaster outlets (plus a service fee), Owl Green's Music (121 Seventh NW, 243-1889) at the UNM-area Mail Station (2118 Central SE, 842-1306), Grandma's Music and Sound (9310 Coors, 800-444-5252) and through the Alibi website. Note that you can avoid paying a service fee by purchasing wristbands directly from us. If you enjoy standing in line, day-of-show wristbands cost $15 and will be available at the Alibi Info Booth, Sunshine Theater, Third Street Outdoor Stage and El Rey Theater on the night of the Crawl. One, Two, Three Steps and You're in at the Spring Crawl Game Figuring out which bands are worth your time is easy with this edition of the Alibi . First, scan the schedule of bands to see who's playing and where during each time slot. Then scroll down for an alphabetical listing of Spring Crawl 2007 performers. Listings are made up of general information about each musical act, including music genres, where to find them online and other stats. Next, check the nifty Crawl map for clearly marked locations of participating venues, the Info Booth and parking. We'll be glad to answer any additional questions you might have at our Info Booth. Ready to rock? Good. We'll see you on the field! Team: The 2Bers League: Hip-hop, reggae, funk Website: www.2bers.com Mascot: Mr. Potato Head Pre-game Locker Room Ritual: Till the soil. Grand Slam: Our joint CD release party with Mystic Vision/One Foundation at [the now defunct] Stella Blue. The club was packed beyond capacity with lines stretching a city block on Central. Team: 500 League: Rock Website: www.myspace.com/ 500isrock Uniform: We pull out whatever smells the least offensive in the hamper (or sometimes the most), but we've got a fund started to purchase white leather tuxedos and white fedoras. Fight Song: Anything by Icky and the Yuks Hall of Fame Nominee: "Lemmy" Kilmister (of Motörhead) Team: Afterpill League: Progressive, emo, rock Website: www.myspace.com/ afterpill Lucky Charm: A red cross Team: Anesthesia League: Hard rock, metal Website: www.stickysthesia.com Lucky Charm: Drink tickets Grand Slams: EdgeFest 10—Sticky got arrested and kicked out for public nudity. Jake was surrounded by state cops for "inciting a riot." N8 got thrown out. In the end, we were kickin' it with Dimebag for two hours backstage and were onstage for the Damageplan set. Great day. Team: Approaching Andromeda League: Alternative intrumental melodic ambient climactic semi-electronic rock Website: www.myspace.com/ approchingandromeda Uniform: Shirts, shoes and sometimes pants Mascot: The minor 9 chord. Pre-game Locker Room Ritual: All we can tell you is that it involves a Ouija board, the living dead and some popcorn. Number of Road Games: The same number Tool has been on ... minus the number Tool has been on. Team: August Spies League: Of our own Website: www.myspace.com/ augustspies Lucky Charm: Vial of Ian MacKaye's sweat Fight Song: "Where'd the Cheese Go?" by Ween Team: The Bellmont League: Agro dork-rock Website: www.thebellmontrocks.com Uniform: Pinstripes, because vertical lines are slimming. Fight Song: " Tonight We're Gonna Rock You, Tonight," Spinal Tap Mascot: Manatee Team: Black Maria League: Aggressive, mid-tempo sports rock Website: www.myspace.com/ blackmariarocks Uniform: Black on black with black trim, leave-in conditioner Lucky Charm: Magic 8-Ball Mascot: Nick Nolte Pre-game Locker Room Ritual: Thinking about leaving for the gig, searching for the van keys. Grand Slam: Your mom's bedroom rocked. Albums: Signed with Columbia House, hoping to get our eight CDs for the price of one soon. Hall of Fame Nominee: Blowfly Team: Burlesque Noir League: Neo-burlesque Website: www.burlesquenoir.com Uniform: Pasties and boyshorts! Sometimes construction barrels and mustaches! Lucky Charm: The Golden Ass Home Field: Holly's house (nicknamed Glitter Base) Anthem/Fight Song: " My Humps," The Black Eyed Peas Pre-game Locker Room Ritual: Carefully applying false eyelashes and pasties. Team: Cheops League: Hip-hop, heavy hitters Website: myspace.com/ cheopsdaman Uniform: Timberland boots, jeans, fitted cap and a white T-shirt Mascot: Lion Hall of Fame Nominee: Ol' Dirty Bastard Team: The Cherry Tempo League: Rock, powerpop, indie Website: www.cherrytempo.com Lucky Charm: A guitar pedal board of infinite knobs and buttons Mascot: Huckleberry Finn Team: Concepto Tambor League: Afro-Latin percussion and voice con huevos Website: www.conceptotambor.com Uniform: Thongs and Speedos Lucky Charm: El tambor Grand Slam: Spring and Fall Crawl, of course! Hall of Fame Nominee: Beto, the manager at Launchpad Team: CrazyFool League: Ska, reggae, soul Website: www.crazyfoolvibes.com Uniform: Ghostbuster khaki overalls Anthem/Fight Song: " The Devil Went Down to Georgia," Charlie Daniels Band (with dueling trombones) Mascot: Chewbacca in a tuxedo at his junior prom Grand Slams: Halloween 2005 at the Launchpad with La Junta and Concepto Tambor. Our rhythm section sported Ghostbusters costumes, complete with silly string guns. The horn section was made up as Slimer and the Stay-Puffed Marshmallow Man, complete with slime and marshmallows. We've had trouble booking shows there ever since. Hall of Fame Nominee: Bradley Nowell (of Sublime) Team: Danny Winn and the Earthlings League: Ska Website: www.myspace.com/ dannywinnandtheearthlings Uniform: Traditional rudeboy outfit Fight Song: "It's Ain't a Party ’til the Ska Band Plays," Danny Winn and the Earthlings Lucky Charm: A tacky lamp Mascot: Earthman Stan Grand Slam: Opening for Goldfinger and Reel Big Fish Team: DeeJayClout League: Underground hip-hop Roster: Me, myself and I Lucky Charm: My turntables Grand Slam: Common/Gangstarr show in 2003 Hall of Fame Nominee: Run-DMC, Public Enemy Team: Destructamatron League: Psychedelic, jazz, metal Website: myspace.com/ destructamatron Lucky Charm: Gats and helicopters Home Field: Inside the be-gunned arm of a transformer Pre-game Locker Room Ritual: Axes and helmets are definitely ingredients. Team: The Dirty Novels League: League of Extraordinary Lovers (that’d be rock ’n’ roll, baby) Website: www.thedirtynovels.com Number of Road Games: 14 tours, undefeated on the road Uniform: Fancy jackets, tight pants, tight shirts, boots of any kind, tattoos, shaggy hair—makeup and scarves optional Home Field: The Blackbird Buvette, our van Fight Song: " It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ’n’ Roll)," AC/DC Hall of Fame Nominee: T-Rex Team: Disciple of Truth (of the 9.2.5.ers) League: Hip-hop Website: myspace.com/ bonetownrecords Uniform: AV8 Clothing Co. Lucky Charm: A full corona bottle with a lime Home Field: My studio Team: Element 37 League: Acoustic, reggae, rock Website: www.freewebs.com/ element- 37 Lucky Charm: A bubble of blown glass Hall of Fame Nominee: Ben Harper, G-Love and Special Sauce Team: Feels Like Sunday League: Alternative, indie, rock Website: feelslikesunday.net Home Field: The solar system Fight Song: "I Don't Like Mondays," Boomtown Rats Team: Five Minute Sin League: Hard rock Website: www.fiveminutesin.com Uniform: It's less about the look and more about the smell. Fight Song: " No Quarter" by Led Zeppelin. We always try and have this tune on during setup. Grand Slams: Red River Memorial Run 2006. We performed for Gov. Bill Richardson (who left halfway through our first song) and signed numerous biker lady breasts post-show. Team: The Foxx League: Rock ’n’ roll, pop, glam rock, power pop Website: www.myspace.com/ thefoxx Roster: Juliet Swango (sparkle), Zac Webb (jazz hands), Ryan Roehl (spirit fingers), Dameon Waggoner (the talent) Uniform: Is sequin a color? Lucky Charm: Our lucky charm was stolen. Fight Song: "The Final Countdown," Europe, closely trailed by "Life is a Highway," Tom Cochrane. Because life is a highway, you know? Mascot: A giant dollar sign Pre-game Locker Room Ritual: Furiously powdering our nether-regions Number of Road Games: At least five, and we get our powdery nether-regions kicked every time. Team: Frostbite League: Rock Website: www.frostbitemusic.com Lucky Charm: Armondo the drummer's dirty socks Home Field: Armondo's house—dirty socks and all! Fight Song: The "Leave it to Beaver" theme song Grand Slam: The Musicians Against Violence Benefit show Team: The Gracchi League: Punk rock and roll Website: www.myspace.com/ thegracchi Uniform: Knit caps, skintight jeans and press-on nails Home Field: The front office of the Alibi Fight Song: Too many to count without taking our shoes off. At the moment, we'll say "Queen Bitch" by Bowie. Mascot: The dancing bums that congregate outside our practice space—they're cranky yet jovial! Pre-game Locker Room Ritual: Sushi and a spit-shine practice Number of Road Games: We're O for O, baby! Team: The Ground Beneath League: Metal Website: www.thegroundbeneath.com Lucky Charm: The Jeep Beneath. We live in it for weeks at a time. Home Field: The House Beneath Fight Song: The "South Park" theme song Mascot: Steve's wiener dog, Ciabatta. We think he has Down Syndrome. Team: Habeas Corpses League: Hip-hop Website: www.myspace.com/ habeascorpses505 Roster: Nato Rock, Dynamek, DJ Codebreaka Uniform: Stylin' Lucky Charm: A microphone Home Field: The underground Team: Halcyon League: Booty Clappin' Music Website: www.myspace.com/ djhalcyon Uniform: My tried-and-true hair shirt Lucky Charm: A bottle of Astroglide Team: The Hollis Wake League: Indie powerpop Website: www.theholliswake.com Roster: Krysty, Sarah, Malcolm, Micah Uniform: Chunky boots and zombie rags Home Field: The stretch of freeway between Santa Fe and Albuquerque Fight Song: "Tired of Waiting," The Hollis Wake Pre-game Locker Room Ritual: Death matches of Karaoke Revolution Team: Icky and the Yuks League: Old-school punk Website: www.myspace.com/ ickyandtheyukspunks Uniform: Catholic schoolgirl Anthem/Fight Song: People love the "Fat Chicks." We prefer "Fuckaholic." Mascot: A drunk lead singer who hasn't left a Downtown bar in more than 15 years, a.k.a. Icky. Pre-game Locker Room Ritual: Showing Bob how the new song goes. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominee: Mike Bobroff Team: Jenny Gamble Duo League: Folk-rock, Americana Lucky Charm : It's all about the work and support of local music for this trio. No luck needed. Mascot: Silvery minnow Team: La Junta League: Anything and nothing at all Website: www.myspace.com/ lajunta Uniform: Whatever we're wearing that day topped off with a sombrero Fight Song: "We Don't Stop," Michael Franti and Spearhead Mascot: Cochise the tortoise ... lazy and slow, but he gets done what he needs to get done. Hall of Fame Nominee: Franti and Spearhead, Ben Harper, Cultura Profetica, Britney Spears Team: Le Chat Lunatique League: Gitano swing, hot jazz Website: www.lechatlunatique.com Uniform: Curly waxed mustaches Lucky Charm: A string from Django Reinhardt's guitar Fight Song: " Cri du Chat, " Le Chat Lunatiqu e Mascot: A deranged feline Team: Left Brain League: Crunk-metal dork-prog Website: www.leftbrainband.com Uniform: Girl pants, white belts Home Field: All of us fight ... er ... practice at our house. It's tightly packed like a tin can of sardines. Mascot: A morbidly obese basset hound named Blossom. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominee: Patty and Mildred Hill for the "Happy Birthday Song" Team: Leiahdorus League: Electronica, new wave Website: leiahdorus.com Uniform: Beautiful hair—and clothing, of course Lucky Charm: Ashes, ashes Mascot: A paper girl Team: The Lowlights League: Folk, country, psychedelic Website: www.myspace.com/ thelowlights Uniform: Bolo ties and brown leather Mascot: Wood duck, Aix sponsa , is a medium-sized perching duck. A typical adult is about 19 inches in length with an average wingspan of 29 inches. Pre-game Locker Room Ritual: Venison jerky and whiskey Team: Mantis Fist League: The underground Website: www.myspace.com/ mantisfist Lucky Charm: A necklace of broken fangs Mascot: A fighting and praying mantis Grand Slam: We played against Sage Francis. He hit the grand slam. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominee: Isaac Brock (of Modest Mouse) Team: Marsupious League: Progressive rock, alternative Website: www.myspace/ marsupious Uniform: As the singer, I usually like something soft on the skin. Perhaps a silky T-back. (I usually wear it backwards.) It gives me just enough freedom to feel like a man but just enough softness to keep me in touch with my feminine side. Home Field: We practice at Fox Office Complex (San Mateo and Central). I hang out at the gym a lot. Gotta look good to pull off the uniform, right? Pre-game Locker Room Ritual: We switch underwear with each other before each show. You really don't know someone until you've sweated an hour in their underoos. It's our way of bonding. Hall of Fame Nominee: Weird Al Yankovic Team: Matt Jones Trio League: Pop, rock Website: www.therealmattjones.com Lucky Charm: Pretty much the cereal pieces—the marshmallows hurt our teeth. Mascot: Poochie the Rocking Dog Pre-game Locker Room Ritual: Calling someone and telling them to bring the piece of equipment we forgot. Number of Road Games: Enough to not know where we really live. Hall of Fame Nominee: Ben Folds, Glen Tilbrook, Jeff Buckley, Toto Team: Mei Long League: ’60s-ish pop rocks Website: www.myspace/ meilongacoustic Uniform: Casual fancy to moderate fashion for those on the rise Lucky Charm: Lingam Mascot: Sun Ra covered in cute animal breath Pre-game Locker Room Ritual: Conjuring souls of cute animals through the magic of hair restoration. Team: Mystic Vision League: Reggae, hip-hop, R&B Website: www.mysticvisionmusic.com Uniform: Big-ass Rastafarian head wraps Home Field: Tijeras Fight Song: The almighty word of Jah Mascot: Zion the Lion Team: The Oktober People League: Space rock Website: www.oktoberpeople.com Roster: Nate, Chris, Rhian and Sean Uniform: Typical slacker wear Lucky Charm: High fives and butt slaps Home Field: Silverchord Studios Grand Slam: Playing with Mono, Pelican and Bellini Team: Old Man Shattered League: Rock ’em, sock ’em, knock ’em in the jock ’em Website: www.myspace.com/ oldmanshattered Roster: Uncle Cumbres, Bizzle, Squirmy Mcdermie, The Token Black Guy Lucky Charm: Rizzle Bizzle's (Red Bull) Mascot: Chuck Norris Pre-game Locker Room Ritual: It has nothing to do with baby oil! Hall of Fame Nominee: The Ground Beneath: They have a fan that blows their hair while they play! Team: Outrage League: The real hip-hop Website: www.myspace.com/ outrageone Lucky Charm: An Allah medallion my father gave me when I was about 12 years old. It has seemed to keep me out of harms way. Home Field: As long as there's a candle lit, I'm comfortable anywhere. Pre-game Locker Room Ritual: Constantly going over songs in my head. Hall of Fame Nominee: Big Pun! The greatest MC that ever touched a mic ... R.I.P. Team: Pan!c League: Pop punkyroll Website: www.myspace.com/ rockwithpanic Uniform: Black and white stripey Home Field: Sweet, sweet Downtown Pre-game Locker Room Ritual: Shots of Jameson, red lipstick kisses, ass slaps, huzzah! Hall of Fame Nominee: Lousy Robot Team: Polaroid Pornography League: New new wave, lo-fi electro Website: www.myspace.com/ polaroidpornography Uniform: We're always wearing something pink ... even if you can't see it. Lucky Charm: A VHS copy of Porky's Mascot: Crystal's French bulldog, Elliott. He just got his balls chopped off. Number of Road Games: Our first and only tour to date took us to Amarillo, Texas, to perform at a "Haunted Prom." Team: Rage Against Martin Sheen League: Pop-punk, comedy Website: www.rageagainstmartinsheen.com Uniform: Turbans and overalls, boots with the toe shell missing Lucky Charm: A toilet Mascot: Rusty Trombone, the toothless hobo Pre-game Locker Room Ritual: Hippie bashing Team: Rap League: People actually having fun Website: wolfspace.us Uniform: New York street gangs in 1982 are actually from the future Lucky Charm: Magical dance lasers that shoot out of our ancestors eyes or mouths so you freak out. Hall of Fame Nominee: " Ninja Gaiden." And those robots from the music video for "Rockit." Team: The Rip Torn League: Psychedelic, hip-hop, rock Website: www.theriptorn.com Roster: Mateo, Jerome Uniform: Hoodies Home Field: The tap room on Second Street Fight Song: " P.M.A.," Bad Brains Mascot: Taters ’n' gravy Hall of Fame Nominee: Bad Brains Team: The Rudy Boy Experiment League: Experimental blues-rock Website: www.myspace.com/ therudyboyexp Home Field: Sonny's, R.I.P. Fight Song: "Unreality," The Rudy Boy Experiment Team: The Rum Fits League: Punk rock Website: www.therumfits.com Uniform: Denim and leather, it brought us all together. Mascot: Bella the Beer Drinking Dog. Pre-game Locker Room Ritual: Show up late, have a few drinks, smoke some cigarettes, have a couple more drinks, pick a fight, lose, get cut off and dragged on stage. Grand Slam: We had one hell of a time playing the Spearmint Rhino. Hall of Fame Nominee: Wesley Willis Team: SaintSinnerSunS League: Underground hip-hop, rockabilly Uniform: Whatever fits ’cause we so phat Mascot: Godzilla with a mic Hall of Fame Nominee: Weird Al Team: Saving Shelden League: Acoustic soulful pop Website: www.myspace.com/ savingshelden Uniform: Baseball caps, long sleeved T-shirts Mascot: Shelden, of course Hall of Fame Nominee: Van Morrison Team: Scarless League: Alt.prog-metal Website: www.myspace.com/ scarlessband Home Field: Music Go Round Anthem/Fight Song: "Pet," A Perfect Circle Pre-game Locker Room Ritual: Habañero Doritos! Pow! Right in the Kisser! Grand Slams: Spring Crawl 2007! Wait a minute .... Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominee: Soular Team: Sin Serenade League: Garage Americana Website: www.sinserenade.com Roster: Lucky Donohue, Antonia Montoya, Maghan Texas Uniform: Spurs and high heels Home Field: Burt's Pre-game Locker Room Ritual: Fix the van Grand Slam: Dollhut, Anaheim, Calif. This show is brought to you by six hours of 120-degree heat and no air conditioner. Hall of Fame Nominee: Body Count Team: Soular League: Rock Website: www.soular.us Uniform: Chain mail and boxing gloves Fight Song: "Night Fever," The Bee Gees Mascot: Starship Enterprise Pre-game Locker Room Ritual: Standing in a corner and whining about not enough cocktail sauce ... chanting "More cowbell!" until we hit the stage. Hall of Fame Nominee: Tiny Tim, The Turtles Useful Trivia: We like skydiving, parasailing and yodeling. We are all Libra in our hearts. Team: Speed/Speed One/Crazed Life Crew League: Hip-hop, good old-fashioned punk Uniform: Hat, hoodie, baggy jeans, Nikes ... you know, the basics. Lucky Charm: My lady Home Field: Moonlight Lounge, Sunshine Theater, Launchpad Fight Song: " MC's Act Like They Don't Know," KRS-One Mascot: Mickey mouse dude that hangs out in front of the Anodyne! Grand Slam: Hip-hop fest at Sunshine Theater with KRS-One Hall of Fame Nominee: Icky and the Yuks Team: SuperGiant League: Rock Website: www.supergiantrock.com Uniform: Bone, nerves, flesh, skin and hair Home Field: Anodyne Mascot: Antares Grand Slam: Our CD release show with Beck! Hall of Fame Nominee: Rage Against the Machine Team: The Surf Lords League: Surf Website: www.surflords.com Roster: Tommy Tom Chism (guitar, vocals, pitcher), Joey Joe Silva (bass guitar, vocals, third base), Mikey Mike Fleming (drums, catcher), Amanda Alton, Jeorge Mercedes and Mica (dancers, outfielders) Uniform: Loud shirts and bermuda shorts Lucky Charm: Limbo stick Mascot: Annette Funicello Grand Slam: Opening for Dick Dale at the Launchpad. Hall of Fame Nominee: Link Ray and the Raymen Team: Under The Blood League: Soulful, melodic edge Website: www.myspace.com/ utbmuzak Lucky Charm: A beat up SM57 that keeps working no matter how many times it's been dropped Home Field: The Hookah Kings Fight Song: "Muskrat Love," Captain & Tennille Mascot: Frank the shop dog Hall of Fame Nominee: Kronic Obsession Team: The Unemploid League: Punk, paranoid right-wing hate rock Website: www.myspace.com/ theunemploid Uniform: Filthy Carhartts Lucky Charm: Sacred dream catcher Home Field: Bleeding Eardrum, in front of the Circle K, at the bus stop Mascot: Pink Slip Tuscadero Pre-game Locker Room Ritual: Pickin' boogers, chewin' scabs, scratchin' on skeeter bites. Grand Slam: That one where we fucked The Gracchi out of playing twice in one night! Team: Unit 7 Drain League: Death wave Website: www.unit7drain.net Uniform: The other team's torn and bloody uniforms after we cut them off at the end of the "game." Home Field: We practice in a parallel dimension filled with happiness and light. In this wondrous place FDR is still president, the Velvet Underground had more record sales than The Beatles, Pepsi is called "Rexxi" and is chock-full of Valium and you can buy hash brownies at every convenience store. We hang out at Del Taco. Fight Song: "Anymore," Romeo Goes To Hell Mascot: Engels, The Giant Red Socialist Panda Hall of Fame Nominee: Yo La Tengo or The Pixies. Team: The Vigil Brothers League: Underground hip-hop Website: www.myspace.com/ vigilbros Roster: Joey and DJ N-Tox Uniform: We design our own shirts! Lucky Charm: A little buddha statue Home Field: Burt's Tiki Lounge's Vinyl and Versus nights Fight Song: "Kombat the Enemy," Living Legends Mascot: A Shogun warrior Hall of Fame Nominee: The Nonce Team: When Darkness Falls League: Metal, rock Website: www.myspace.com/ darknesscrew Pre-game Locker Room Ritual: A shot of Black Tooth. "Nostrovia!" Grand Slam: Isleta Casino benefit concert for Hurricane Katrina victims (December 2005) Team: Winterlock League: Metal Website: www.myspace.com/ winterlock Uniform: U.S. Air Force Home Field: Our secret underground fortress! Fight Song: "I Hate Country Music," Winterlock Grand Slam: The night we got "Winterlocked" out of a Launchpad show because Downtown lost power due to a winter storm. Ralli’s finally let us in from the cold to play one hell of a show! Team: The Ya Ya Boom Project! League: Orchestral pop rocks Website: www.myspace.com/ theyayaboomproject Roster: Carlos Kerplow, Miza Blast, Rob Plosion and Machina Dynamite Uniform: Petticoats. Ties. Gloves. Socks and flip-flops (only when worn together). Fight Song: " The Thong Song," Sisqo Mascot: A wind-up bomb with legs Pre-game Locker Room Ritual: Discussions of politics, the nature of the heart, fine cigars and cognac. Psych! Usually we pace frantically wondering where the other band members are until it's time to set up. Then, magically, as if materializing out of thin air, they show. Hall of Fame Nominee: PJ Harvey Feature MVPs The headlining acts of Spring Crawl 2007 Team: Black Pegasus League: Hip-hop, rap Website: www.myspace.com/ blackpegasus Uniform: Baggy jeans and fly-ass T-shirts Lucky Charm: Hippie mineral rocks Home Field: Panera Bread Cafés in rich Colorado neighborhoods looking at MILFs. Fight Song: " You Are the Best Around," Joe Esposito Mascot: Brass knuckles Pre-game Locker Room Ritual: The Kid & Play dance from the House Party movies Hall of Fame Nominee: Bloodhound Gang Team: Black Sheep League: Hip-hop Website: www.myspace.com/ blacksheep Uniform: Pencil moustaches and big giant pants Lucky Charm: Wool Home Field: Queens, N.Y. Fight Song: “ Novakane Groove,” Black Sheep Mascot: Little Bo Peep Team: Eric McFadden Trio League: Rock, indie, other Website: www.ericmcfadden.com Uniform: Tight black button-ups, blue jeans Lucky Charm: Big belt buckles Home Field: San Francisco, Calif. Fight Song: "Feel Too Good To Die," Eric McFadden Trio Team: Homer Hiccolm and the Rocketboys League: Ambient rock Website: www.myspace.com/ rocketboys Uniform: Navy or khaki canvas slip-on shoes, girl pants, other typical trendy clothes, Aphesis clothing, Josh wears rosary beads sometimes. Lucky Charm: We have these transformers that are either dogs or humans. Home Field: Abilene, Texas Mascot: A really large rocket prop from an old church basement. Pre-game Locker Room Ritual: Rousing renditions of various gospel songs. We actually call this ritual our "pre-game" and it's one of the funnest parts of our band. Hall of Fame Nominee: Elliott Smith deserves to be there—Jeff Buckley, too.
The DJ Dugout DJ 12Tribe: Hip-Hop, Dancehall, R&B DJ Devin: Commercial dance, hip-hop, ’80s, house DJ Edge: Commercial dance, hip-hop, ’80s, house DJ El Capitan: ’80s, top 40 DJ Jakob Jay: Commercial dance, house, top 40 dance DJ Jonnie Ill Style: Hip-hop, old school, R&B DJ Lucas: Electro, house, lounge DJ Noble: Hip-hop, soul, R&B DJ Shylox: Electronic