Show Preview: In Heaven There Is No Beer DVD Release Show w/ Bang Sugar Bang, Silver Needle, Midway, The Randies, The Dollyrots & Go Set Go – The Satellite – Silver Lake, CA – August 8, 2013
August 1, 2013
One of the funn’st underground scenes in LA that started back in 2002 only to came to an end 5 years later was the Kiss or Kill Club. In the words of Bang Sugar Bang guitarist Matt Southwell, The Kiss or Kill Club was the land of misfit toys. This land of misfit toys that got together every Tuesday and was NOT made up of Punk rock elitist, hipsters and other night time sunglass wearing dopes that are a drag to be around. It was filled with people that were, awkward, shy, outgoing, jokesters and people that were super chill to hang out with… it made for the perfect Tuesday night. The uniting factor was that all the participants liked a high energy good time that coalesced around music and drinks… and that is what made it so great, and all for 5 bucks! The goal of Kiss Or Kill Club was to create it's own scene, have cheap drinks, kick ass bands and no pay to play nonsense that was plaguing the Los Angeles music scene.
During it's 5 year run the work it took, week in and week to put on this action packed club was tremendous, yet was pretty transparent to most of the club goers. It should be pointed out that this was not a PAID full time job for the organizers, since they all had regular full time jobs and then after work everyday they were hard at work till wee hours of the morning putting great line ups together. This is why you should never take the good time you are having for granted and thank those that put in all the work and the headaches for your good time.
One of the biggest THANKS to the organizers and the fans that were apart of this unique music scene experience came from film maker David Palamaro who produced the movie, "In Heaven There Is No Beer", whose title comes from the lyrics in the song "Sunday Night" performed by Bang Sugar Bang. This 80+ minute DVD is packed with all the stories, the performance and an inside look at the origins and the fading away of The Kiss Or Kill Club. The DVD documentary is now out on MVD -HERE- so grab copy and enjoy the good times or use this documentary to start your own DIY club in your city. Big Wheel was sent a screener copy of the film and what the staff here saw was nothing short of awesome -We highly recommend it!
Check out the trailer for the film
A massive DVD release party is scheduled for the night of August 8th at The Satellite in Silver Lake to celebrate the release of this DVD and will server as a Kill or Kill Club reunion. Staying in the vibe of the Kiss or Kill Club, the cost of the show is only $2 ….so there is no reason not to go. If you missed out on the original Kiss or Kill Club… THIS WILL BE YOUR SECOND CHANCE to come out and experience one of the funnest and music centered clubs that there ever was in Los Angeles. With an all headliner line up consisting of, Bang Sugar Bang, Silver Needle, Midway, The Randies, The Dollyrots & Go Set Go, the scene is set to recreate the vibe that made Kiss or Kill an experience that you will never forget the rest of your life.
Event Facebook: HERE
Due to HIGH demand, a second night has been added for the
"In Heaven There Is No Beer" DVD release party!
The Letter Openers (Reuniting – Original Lineup)
The Waking Hours (Reuniting)
The King Cheetah
and host – MC ROB Z
Friday August 9th at Cheetah's in Hollywood
4600 Hollywood Blvd. 9pm – 21plus
2nd night event page can be seen HERE for more information
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