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1991
Jan. 26 Sat - Andrew Eldritch (The Sisters of Mercy, singer) : In-store appearance @ Tower Records, Sherman Oaks, CA...too bad I couldn't get his autograph 'cuz the line was too long & he had to leave after two hours!

Feb. 15 Fri - The Charlatans UK : "This America's Seen Witnessed '91", (special guest: The Cavedogs) @ Ackerman Ballroom, UCLA, Westwood,
Los Angeles, CA...my crew, ARM's (Alternative Rock Movement) first concert together with Barnard "gager" & Andrew "deth". - [ ad ] [ ticket ] [ photos ]

Apr. 14 Sun - The Sisters of Mercy : "Tour Thing", (special guests: Gene Loves Jezebel / Lush / Danielle Dax *) @ Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA...we went to see this show with Xeres Anicete, ex-I.O.V. - [ ad ] [ ticket ]
* I missed this act

Apr. 18 Thur - Caustic Monkey : Free Noontime Concert @ Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA

May 24 Fri - KROQ's "Rock At The Beach '91" (debut show!) : The Alarm, (guest: The Leslie Spit Treeo) (live-acoustic performance), Hosted by KROQ jock, Jed The Fish @ Venice Beach, Venice, CA - [ photos ] [ audio recording ]

June 2 Sun - Morrissey : "Kill Uncle", (special guest: Phranc) @ Great Western Forum, Inglewood, CA...special guest appearances by David Bowie (during Morrissey's set) and Syd Straw (during Phranc's set). - [ ad ] [ ticket ] [ audio recording ]

June 19 Wed - KROQ's "Rock At The Beach '91" : The La's, (live-acoustic performance), Hosted by KROQ jock, Richard Blade @ Venice Beach, Venice, CA - [ photos ] [ audio recording ]

July 10 Wed - KROQ's "Rock At The Beach '91", Hosted by KROQ jock, Jed The Fish @ Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica, CA

July 23 Tue - I saw Billy Idol when I watched "Terminator 2: Judgement Day" @ Cinerama Dome, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA...He was seated two rows behind us. After the movie, he left riding his Harley Davidson.

July 25 Thur - "KROQ Noontime Free Concert" : Ned's Atomic Dustbin, (special guest: Miles Hunt of The Wonder Stuff) (live-acoustic performance)
@ The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA - [ audio recordings: Ned's Atomic Dustbin / Miles Hunt ]

Aug. 8 Thur - "Santa Monica Pier 7th Annual Twilight Dance Series 1991" : The Untouchables @ Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA - [ ad ] [ photos ]
[ audio recording ]

Aug. 9 Fri - EMF : In-store appearance @ Tower Records, Sunset Bl., West Hollywood, CA...main songwriter/guitarist Ian Dench wrote my name +2 for their guest list for the show later that evening - [ ad ] [ photos ] [ autographs ]

EMF : "Schubert Dip" Tour, (special guest: Pop Will Eat Itself) @ Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA...after a little confusion with the guest list, Ian Dench & EMF manager, Linda Obadiah got us 2 more extra tickets...this was the first time we got in for free courtesy of the artists.. it's all about the guest list yeah! - [ ad ] [ photos ]

Aug. 21 Wed - School of Fish : In-store performance @ Music Plus, Redondo Beach, CA - [ photos ] [ autographs ] [ audio recording ]

Aug. 31 Sat - "KROQ Free Concert" : Too Much Joy @ Shark Club, Los Angeles, CA - [ photos ] [ audio recording ]

Sept. 6 Fri - The Candy Skins : In-store performance (live-acoustic) @ Tower Records, Sunset Bl., West Hollywood, CA...not including store clerks & customers, there were barely 15 people in the audience.

Sept. 7 Sat - The Candy Skins : In-store performance (live-acoustic) @ Aron's Records, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

Sept. 11 Wed - "KROQ Noontime Free Concert" : Chapterhouse, "Whirl Domination" @ Whisky a Go Go, West Hollywood, CA - [ audio recording ]
Chapterhouse : In-store appearance @ Aron's Records, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - [ ad ] [ autographs ]

Sept. 20 Fri - "KROQ's Free Food Frenzy" with The Poorman @ AM-PM Mini-Mart (Hollywood & Vermont), Los Angeles, CA...I won two "Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers" concert tickets but I never got to use it =(

Oct. 8 Tue - The Damned : "I Didn't Say It" Tour 1991 (featuring all-original members), (special guests: 7 Seconds / The Doughboys)
@ Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - [ ad ]

Oct. 11 Fri - Premiere of the "KROQ Dance Party" @ The Palace, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA...Broadcast live on 106.7 FM KROQ...we were among the first 50 people in line! (so we could get in for free!!!) - [ ad ]

Oct. 15 Tue - Big Audio Dynamite II : "The Globe Tour", (special guests: The Farm / Downtown Science) @ Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood,
Los Angeles, CA - [ ad ] [ ticket ] [ audio recordings: B.A.D. II / The Farm ]

Oct. 31 Thur - The Zeros : In-store performance/Free Halloween Concert @ Music Plus, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - [ ad ] [ photos ] [ autographs ]
[ audio recording ]

Nov. 14 Thur - "KROQ Noontime Free Concert" : Blur @ The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA...this was Blur's first ever (unofficial) LA show!
[ autographs ] [ audio recording ]

Dec. 4 Wed - Lloyd Cole (with Neil Clark *) : "Unplugged!" In-store performance @ Tower Records, Sunset Bl., West Hollywood, CA
* He is also an ex-Lloyd Cole And The Commotions
[ ad ] [ photos ] [ audio recording ]

EMF : "Smoke The Banger World Tour", (special guests: Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine / Tribe) @ Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA...Jover "zorlac" & I got to meet CUSM's members at the venue's gate before the show.

Dec. 15 Sun - Siouxsie & the Banshees : In-store appearance @ Tower Records, Woodland Hills, CA...too bad cameras were not allowed!
[ ad ] [ autographs ]

Dec. 18 Wed - I met Budgie (Siouxsie & the Banshees / The Creatures) in my work at the El Capitan Theater, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA. He & his friend came to see "Beauty and the Beast" (10:30 PM show)...I got his autograph once again! - [ autograph ]

Dec. 21 Sat - "KROQ Acoustic Christmas 1991" @ Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA
Siouxsie & the Banshees / Ian McCulloch / The Wonder Stuff / The Smithereens / School of Fish / This Picture / Alison Moyet *
* I missed this act
[ ad ] [ ticket ] [ audio recording ]
 
1992
Jan. 17 Fri - Ned's Atomic Dustbin : "On Tour 1992", (special guest: Calypso) @ The Palace, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - [ ad ] [ ticket ] [ photos ]

Jan. 29 Wed - Soundgarden : In-store appearance @ Music Plus, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - [ ad ] [ photos ] [ autographs ]

Jan. 30 Thur - The Cult : "Ceremonial Stomp 1991-92", (special guest: Lenny Kravitz) @ Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA...my first ever "party in the pit" at the Universal c/o Barnard "gager". - [ ad ] [ ticket ] [ "Party In The Pit" wristband ] [ audio recordings: The Cult / Lenny Kravitz ]

Jan. 31 Fri - I met Danny Dangerous (The Zeros, bassist) at the El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA. He came to see "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle" (7:30 PM show).

Feb. 14 Fri - "KROQ Valentine Dance Party" @ The Palace, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

Feb. 27 Thur - Nitzer Ebb : In-store appearance @ Aron's Records, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - [ ad ] [ photos ] [ autographs ]

Mar. 7 Sat - Primal Scream : "Screamadelica" @ Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - [ ad ] [ ticket ]

Apr. 12 Sun - Lush : In-store appearance @ Aron's Records, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - [ ad ] [ photos ] [ autographs ]

Apr. 13 Mon - U2 : "Zoo TV Tour", (special guest: Pixies); Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA - [ ad ] [ ticket ]
[ audio recordings: U2 / Pixies ]

Apr. 16 Thur - The Verlaines : Special in-store performance @ Aron's Records, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - [ ad ] [ photos ] [ autographs ]
[ audio recording ]

May 11 Mon - Catherine Wheel : Special acoustic performance on a sidewalk outside the MARS-FM 103.1 bldg, Santa Monica, CA...It was a bring-your-own-radio event! - [ photos ] [ autographs ] [ audio recording ]

May 29 Fri - Ride : "Going Blank Again" Tour 1992, (special guest: Slowdive) @ The Palace, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - [ ad ] [ photos ] [ autographs ]

June 21 Sun - The Cure : "Wish Tour '92", (special guest: Cranes); Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA - [ ad ] [ ticket ]

June 27 Sat - The Cure : "Wish Tour '92", (special guests: Dinosaur Jr. / Cranes *) @ Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA - [ ad ] [ ticket ] [ audio recording ]
* I missed this act

July 5 Sun - My Bloddy Valentine : In-store appearance @ Aron's Records, Hollywood, CA - [ ad ] [ photos ] [ autographs ]

July 24 Fri - Chicago @ Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA - [ ticket ]

Aug. 27 Thur - I met John Flansburgh (They Might Be Giants) at the El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA. He came to see "The Gun In Betty Lou's Handbag" (10:25 PM show)...I got his autograph! - [ autograph ]

Sept. 18 Fri - "KROQ Dance Party" with special guest DJ, Graham Massey of 808 State @ The Palace, Hollywood, CA

Oct. 3 Sat - Revolver & Drop Nineteens : In-store acoustic performances @ Aron's Records, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - [ ad ] [ photos ] [ autographs ]
[ audio recordings: Revolver / Drop Nineteens ]

Oct. 9 Fri - "KROQ Dance Party 1st Annual Extravaganza" @ The Palace, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - [ ad ]

Oct. 14 Wed - Ramones : "Mondo Bizzaro", (special guests: House of Pain / Overwhelming Colorfast) @ Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA...special guest appearance by B-Real of Cypress Hill during House Of Pain's set - [ ad ] [ ticket ]

Nov. 17 Tue - I met & chat for a long time with Gary Kemp (ex-Spandau Ballet, actor) at the El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA after the 5:45 PM show of "Alladin"...I got his autograph! - [ autograph ]

Nov. 23 Mon - The Soup Dragons / James (special acoustic set) @ The Palace, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - [ ad ] [ ticket ] [ photos ]

Nov. 28 Sat - I met Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers, bassist) at the El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood, CA. He came to see "Alladin" (8 PM show)...I got his autograph! - [ autograph ]

Dec. ? - I think I may have spotted Adam Ant at the El Capitan Theatre but I wasn't quite sure!

Dec. 13 Sun - "The 3rd Annual KROQ Acoustic Christmas 1992" (Night 2) @ Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA
Duran Duran / Michael Penn / The Cult / Toad the Wet Sprocket / Seal / The Rembrandts / Adam Ant / The Soup Dragons / dada / The Farm *
Highlights: Duran Duran & Adam Ant's comeback performances after years of hiatus; The Cult's first ever semi-acoustic performance; Seal's debut American performance
* I missed this act
 
1993

Jan. 8 Fri - dada : In-store acoustic performance @ Tower Records, West Hollywood, CA...this was the first time I videotaped a live show!
[ ad ] [ photos ] [ autographs ] [ video ]

Mar. 4 Thur - Inspiral Carpets : "Revenge Of The Goldfish" Tour 1993, (special guest: Sunscreem) @ The Palace, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
[ ad ] [ ticket ] [ photos ]

Mar. 5 Fri - Volcano : Free Concert @ Student Center, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, CA - [ photos ] [ set list ]

Mar. 8 Mon - Black 47 : Free Concert @ Hard Rock Cafe *, Beverly Center, Los Angeles, CA...we met lead singer, Larry Kirwan at the door before the show! - [ ad ] [ photos ] [ set list ]
* this was the first ever Hard Rock Cafe location in the US. It opened in 1982 and closed in late 2006

Mar. 19 Fri - "KROQ Dance Party" - Special Pre-release Listening Party for Depeche Mode's "Songs of Faith and Devotion" @ The Palace, Hollywood,
Los Angeles, CA - [ ad ]

Apr. 9 Fri - Ocean 11 : Free Concert @ Student Plaza, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, CA

Apr. 16 Fri - "KROQ Free Concert" : Belly @ Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA - [ photos ] [ autographs ] [ audio recording ]

Apr. 18 Sun - Wool : Free Concert @ Aron's Records parking lot, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA...it took so long to start, I had to leave early for work! - [ ad ]

July 7 Wed - I met Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers, singer) at the El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA after the 7:40 PM show of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"...I got his autograph! - [ autograph ]

July 23 Fri - after almost 2 months of hiatus, it's back! "KROQ Dance Party" @ The Palace, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - [ ad ]

July 26 Mon - New Order : "Touring Republic '93", (special guests: X / 808 State) @ Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA...this was New Order's final L.A. show to date!...(a guy borrowed my pair of binoculars & jacked it...it kinda ruined my night!) - [ ad ] [ ticket ] [ audio recording ]

Aug. 6 Fri - "Lollapalooza '93" (Day 2) @ Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, Irwindale, CA - [ ad ] [ ticket ] [ photos ]
Main Stage: Primus * / Alice in Chains / Dinosaur Jr. / Fishbone / Arrested Development / Front 242 / Tool / Rage Against the Machine
2nd Stage: Sebadoh **
* I only saw half of their set. We had to leave early; ** Sebadoh was the only band I saw on the 2nd stage.

Aug. 23 Mon - Hollywood's "Walk of Fame" star presentation ceremony for Duran Duran in front of the Capitol Records bldg.; 2 PM...This was the first for an "alternative" band!

Sept. 14 Tue - The Cure : "Show" (Concert film) @ Nuart Theatre, Los Angeles, CA; 5:20 PM show...this was an exclusive special engagement only from Sept. 8 - 14 only. - [ ad ] [ ticket ]

Sept. 24 Fri - "KROQ Dance Party" featuring a concert by Moonwash Symphony @ The Palace, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - [ ad ]

Oct. 14 Thur - despite strict security, I managed to get Danny Elfman's (Oingo Boingo; musical scorer) autograph as he was being led to an adjacent building after the CalArts benefit premiere of Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" at the El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
[ autograph ]

Nov. 4 Thur - I met Perry Farrell (Porno For Pyros, ex-Jane's Addiction) after the 6 PM show of Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" at the
El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood, CA - [ autograph ]

Nov. 17 Wed - Boy George (ex-Culture Club singer; solo) : In-store appearance @ Virgin Megastore, Sunset Bl., Los Angeles, CA...it was from 7-8:30 PM only, the line was too long! He was supposed to play but he was tired already that he had to leave. I didn't get to see him & get his autograph! - [ ad ]

Nov. 23 Tue - Depeche Mode : "Devotional Tour", (special guest: The The) @ Great Western Forum, Inglewood, CA..."One Caress" featured a string quartet! - [ ad ] [ ticket ]

Nov. 26 Fri - Depeche Mode : "Devotional Tour", (special guest: The The) @ Great Western Forum, Inglewood, CA - [ ad ] [ ticket ]

Dec. 12 Sun - "The 4th Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 1994" (Night 2) @ Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA - [ ad ] [ ticket ]
Porno For Pyros / Smashing Pumpkins / Blind Melon / Violent Femmes / Rage Against the Machine / Belly / Primus / The Cranberries / Cracker / US3
...a special unannounced appearance by Henry Rollins, closing off the night with a recital of "The Night Before Christmas"...after the show, local punk band, Minus Adam illegally set-up at the parking lot, played one song, moshing erupted, police came & stopped it!

Dec. 31 Fri - "New Year's Eve: Stigmata", somewhere in Hollywood, CA...it was an illegal underground club that the LAPD eventually shut down!...this was where I first heard Xmal Deutschland's "Incubus Succubus" played anywhere in the US! - [ ad ]

 
1994

Jan. 17 Mon - 4:31 AM, KROQ jock Scott Mason was playing Bad Religion's "Stuck A Nerve" when the Magnitude 6.6 "Northride Earthquake" struck. It was the worst since 1971!

Feb. 10 Thur - Nick Heyward (ex-Haircut One Hundred; solo) : "An After-Show" in-store performance @ Virgin Megastore, Sunset Bl., Los Angeles, CA...They actually played at around 12:30 AM (Feb. 11) - [ ad ] [ photos ] [ autograph ] [ audio recording ]

Mar. 3 Thur - Grand opening of "Doom!" featuring live performances by Babyland & Extra Fancy; 836 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, CA - [ ad ]

Apr. 8 Fri - My friend Jover "zorlac" called me early in the morning & told me to listen to KROQ. At around 8:40 AM, an electrician found a body at
Kurt Cobain's Seattle home, believed to be of Kurt's. Around 2:35 PM, Seattle medical examiner positively identified the body as that of Kurt Cobain, lead singer of Nirvana. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the head. He was only 27. - [ KROQ broadcast ]
Update: July 30, 2016 - After watching the documentary, "Soaked In Bleach" (2015), I now believe that Courtney Love has something to do with Kurt Cobain's death. - [ official website / IMDB.com ]

Apr. 20 Wed - Prong : "Cleansing" Tour, (special guest: Course Of Empire *) @ Whisky a Go Go, West Hollywood, CA - [ ad ] [ ticket ] [ photo ]
* I missed this act

Apr. 27 Wed - Nine Inch Nails : "Downward Spiral" Tour @ The Palace, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA...actually, I just saw glimpses of the performance from outside the venue. I only went there to get those KROQ/NIN bumper stickers!..hehehe!

May 7 Sat - Joey Ayala at ang Bagong Lumad : "Live In Concert: The First U.S. Tour" @ Tom Bradley Theatre, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Los Angeles, CA...this was the first touring "alternative" Philippine act that I saw in the US! - [ ad ] [ ticket ] [ photos ] [ autographs ] [ set list ] [ audio recording ]

May 14 Sat - Jover & I went to Tower Records, West Covina, CA for the ticket sale of KROQ's 2nd Annual Weenie Roast & Sing-Along Festival. To our surprise, there were about 2,000 fans in line already. As the sale time closed in, the crowd became an unruly mob. The West Covina PD Riot Squad came & dispersed the crowd. The tickets went sold-out & none of us got one ticket! - [ news article ]

May 20 Fri - Depeche Mode : "Summer Tour '94", (special guests: Primal Scream / Stabbing Westward *) @ Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA
[ ad ] [ ticket ]
* I missed this act

May 29 Sun - I met Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers, drummer) after the 10 PM show of "When A Man Loves A Woman" at the El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood, CA...I got his autograph! Thanks to Andrew "murder" for recognizing him first! - [ autograph ]

June 20 Mon - "Bianca's Hole" featuring Chalk Circle / Lifter / Blow Pop @ Whisky a Go Go, West Hollywood, CA - [ ad ]

July 16 Sat - The Elastic Purejoy * : In-store performance @ Aron's Records, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA...According to singer Dave Allen, it was their very first gig!...& I have the one & only video footage of it in the whole world!!! =) - [ ad ] [ photos ] [ set list ] [ video ]
* This is Dave Allen's solo project. Dave Allen is the founding member of Gang of Four & Shriekback

July 23 Sat - Live : Free Concert, (special guest: Dig) @ Westwood Plaza, UCLA, Westwood, Los Angeles, CA - [ ad ] [ photos ] [ video ]

Sept. 4 Sun - "Lollapalooza 1994" @ Velodrome Field, Cal-State University Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA - [ ad ] [ ticket ] [ audio recording ]
Main Stage: Smashing Pumpkins / Beastie Boys / George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars * / The Breeders / A Tribe Called Quest * / Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds / L7 * / Green Day *
2nd Stage: Shonen Knife / Stereolab / Shudder To Think / The Boo Radleys / Cypress Hill / The Pharcyde *
* I missed these acts

Sept. 29 Thur - Oasis * : (guest: Pink Noise Test) @ Whisky a Go Go, West Hollywood, CA...the first time to see my all-time fave 90's band; Oasis' first ever LA show! - [ ad ] [ ticket ] [ autographs ]
* This was their debut LA show. A historical one, too! This was where the infamous "Gallagher Brothers" fight happened that almost cut their North American tour short...After the show outside the venue, I got to meet Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan, Tony McCarrol & Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs and got their autographs. I, with a couple of fans, waited a little longer for Liam and Noel to come out. They were probably still fighting, hehe. No wonder Liam looked messed up when he came out of the venue; before I could ask for his autograph, he gave me that blank "what d'ya want from me mate?" stare. I just backed off...this was my "Liam Adventure Part 1"...hehehe!

Oct. 14 Fri - Redd Kross : In-store performance @ Blockbuster Music, Huntington Beach, CA...a special surprise guest appearance by Richard Carpenter (ex-The Carpenters) - [ ad ] [ audio recording ]

Oct. 28 Fri - Weezer : Free Concert @ Blockbuster Music, Los Cerritos Center, Cerritos, CA...we got there late that we only saw three songs from them!
[ photos ] [ autographs ]

Nov. 18 Fri - Henry Rollins (Rollins Band, ex-Black Flag) : In-store appearance @ Tower Records, Sunset Bl., West Hollywood, CA - [ ad ] [ autograph ]

Nov. 19 Sat - my friends' band, Angkan Ng Ipugaw's first ever gig @ Max's Restaurant, Artesia, CA

Dec. 16 Fri - Pale Shelter / Solitary Dance / Stranger Death 19 : Coffeehouse gig @ Cup of J, Pomona, CA - [ ad ] [ photos ]

Dec. 29 Thur - Dance club grand opening: "CPU" featuring a live performance by a local industrial band @ Dragonfly, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
[ ad ]

Dec. 31 Sat - "New Year's Eve: Stigmata / Velvet / Industrial / Helter Skelter" @ Park Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, CA - [ ad ]

 
1995

Jan. 1 Sun - still partying 'til 4 AM at "New Year's Eve: Stigmata / Velvet / Industrial / Helter Skelter" @ Park Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, CA - [ ad ]

Jan. 14 Sat - my friends' band, Sisa's Veil's* first gig @ Max's Restaurant, Artesia, CA
* Still without an official name, they played as "Saturday The 14th", then became "April's Fool", then finally settling with "Sisa's Veil"

Feb. 25 Sat - Dave, Gabe and Gary : Coffeehouse gig @ Cup of J, Pomona, CA

Mar. 15 Wed - "KROQ Free Concert" : Elastica @ Las Palmas Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA...I spotted two ex-Pixies, Joey Santiago
(The Martinis) and David Lovering...also Pat Smear (Foo Fighters, ex-Nirvana tour sessionist, ex-Germs)...I got his autograph!

[ wristband ] [ photos ] [ Pat Smear autograph ]

Mar. 22 Wed - 3XDED / Brown Storm Satin* : Club gig @ Whisky A Go-Go, West Hollywood, CA
* Pinoy friends at Max's first gig in the LA scene

Apr. 4 Tue - Radiohead : In-store performance @ Tower Records, West Hollywood, CA...they didn't sign autographs anymore 'cuz they were already exhausted & they had to fly for England the next day. - [ flyer ] [ photos ] [ audio recording ]

Apr. 10 Mon - Duran Duran : In-store appearance @ The Wherehouse, Beverly Connection, West LA, CA...they signed for 2 hours only (6 - 8 PM)...I didn't get to see them! - [ KROQ Duran Duran In-store Promo Sticker ]

Apr. 13 Thur - Siouxsie & the Banshees : Photo-shoot outside the Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA hours before their show later that evening...they took photos with the fans (including us!) for the cover of an upcoming single - [ photos ]
Update: I'm not even sure if this photo shoot came out officially

Sacrilicious : In-store performance @ Aron's Records, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

May 6 Sat - "Skatefest '95: Banned From Orange County" (Day 1) @ Olympic Velodrome, Cal-State University-Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA
Main Stage: Sublime, Guttermouth, Social Distortion, face to face, No Doubt, The Vandals, Dance Hall Crashers, Fluf, The Joykiller, Excel, Unwritten Law, The Grabbers, Lidsville, F.Y.P.
2nd stage: Crash Kills
...a special guest appearance by Dexter Holland (The Offspring) during The Vandals' set...this event was originally called "Board In Orange County" & was supposed to be held at UC Irvine.
[ ticket ] [ ad ] [ program ]

May 7 Sun - "Skatefest '95: Board in South Bay" (Day 2): Bad Religion; same venue as Day 1
Bad Religion drummer, Bobby Schayer, gave me his set list!...I had to work all day that I missed all the bands except for Bad Religion...oh well!
[ ticket ] [ ad ] [ show program ] [ photos ] [ autographed set list ]

May 13 Sat - Weapon of Choice : "Artists For A Hate Free America" Free show @ Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA

Sisa's Veil's first "impromptu/unofficial" (using this name) gig with Benjie, Andrew, Barnard & James.

May 15 Mon - I saw Mick Jones (B.A.D.; ex-The Clash) at the Cinerama Dome, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA. He came to see "Crimson Tide" (10:30 PM show).

May 29 Mon - The Stone Roses : "Second Coming" Tour @ Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA...This is the first ever (and only) Los Angeles show in their career! - [ ad ] [ ticket ] [ show schedule ]

June 8 Thur - My first ever homecoming trip to the Philippines in nearly 7 years!

June 10 Sat - Sisa's Veil @ "Fiesta Filipiniana", Wagon Camp Stage (Stage 3), Knott's Berry Farm, Buena Park, CA...the first official gig!

June 25 Sat - PBA Intermission performance (lipsynch): Eraserheads & True Faith doing a cover of "Iskul Bukol" @ Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay City

June 29 Thur - "Behold Thy Anarchy" @ Club Dredd, KM 19 EDSA, QC - [ venue schedule ]
Drastic Noise, Dying Accent, Screaming Beggars, Deceased, Dahong Palay, Public Menace, Violent Offenders, Chainsaw Abortion, Bangungot Ni Juan

July 5 Wed - I went to visit the "Rock & Rhythm" offices in Roces, QC & finally met BJ Cabaluna (editor)

July 6 Thur - Erectus / Loudwater : Club gig @ Club Dredd, KM 19 EDSA, QC - [ venue schedule ] [ photos ] [ audio recordings: Erectus / Loudwater ]

July 8 Sat - "NU 107 Pocket Concert #6" : Color It Red @ Isetann-Recto (Cinerama Plaza), Manila...It was stopped 'cuz there was a commotion between the crowd & security! - [ video ] [ audio recording ]

July 14 Fri - Tribal Fish / Keltscross / Mindrape : Club gig @ Club Dredd, KM 19 EDSA, QC...There was an unannounced, impromptu "all-star" blues jam featuring members of Eraserheads, Feet Like Fins & Tame The Tikbalang)...At that gig, I finally got to meet band manager Richard Tan (aka Ricky Tanco of Rock & Rhythm), along with Allan Montero (Aspirin), Robert Javier (The Youth) & Romel "Murak" Cagayon (Sonnet LVIII, Dredd tech)

July 16 Sun - "Concert at the Park" : Mutiny @ Open-Air Auditorium, Rizal Park, Manila...I got to meet Andrew's cousin, Lawrence (Mutiny drummer)...the gig was somewhat plagued with "brownout" & rain

Teeth : Club gig @ Mayric's, Manila...I got to meet Joseph "Erap" Carrasco of The Youth. Free admission courtesy of Richard Tan - [ video ]

July 17 Mon - Sonnet LVIII / Smashed Little Creatures / Detour : Club gig @ Club Dredd, KM 19 EDSA, QC...Free admission courtesy of Romel Cajayon
(S58 bassist)...This was S58's Club Dredd audition & I have the master tape of their live recording!!!
- [ download audio ]

July 25 Tue - The Youth : Club gig @ Mayric's, Manila. Free admission courtesy of Richard Tan - [ show schedule ] [ video ]

Aug. 4 Fri - I met up with Andrew's friend, Michelle Villanueva & she introduced me to George "Imbecile" Cruz (G.I. & the Idiots) & Jay Dimalanta (Dead Ends)* at their work, Alta Power Productions, Inc., Makati. Both of them were gave me complimentary copies of their latest albums.
* sadly, Jay Dimalanta passed on in 1996. I remember him saying that one of his favorite punk bands was Bad Religion. I got him a Bad Religion postcard but I never got to send it! =(

Aug. 5 Sat - Flying back to America after 2 months of vacation

Aug. 12 Sat - Sisa's Veil's first recording session @ Innersight Studios, Burbank, CA. They recorded "Confusion", "Uncertain Smile" & "Judas' Belt". Engineer was Ron Everett. Another session was held on the 15th.

Aug. 14 Mon - "Lollapalooza '95" @ Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA
Main stage: Sonic Youth, Hole, Cypress Hill, Pavement, Elastica, Beck, The Jesus Lizard *, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
2nd stage: Versus, Hum
* I missed this act

Aug. 21 Mon - "Bianca's Hole" @ The Whisky A Go-Go, West Hollywood, CA - [ ad ] [ photos ]
Moonpools & Caterpillars, Candy Hateful, NY Loose, The Jon Easedale Project

Sept. 21 Thur - "KROQ Free Concert" : Seaweed @ The Whisky A Go-Go, West Hollywood, CA

Oct. 6 Fri - The Charlatans UK (special guest: Menswear) @ The American Legion Hall, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA...I got Menswear's Johnny Dean & Chris Gentry's autographs as well as Eric Erlandson's of Hole.

Oct. 16 Mon - "Bianca's Hole" Sideshow Party featuring: Goldfinger, The Lemons @ The Whisky A Go-Go, West Hollywood, CA - [ ad ] [ photos ]

Oct. 28 Sat - "Lokalpinoysila '95" @ FACLA Hall, Historic Filipino Town, Los Angeles, CA - [ ad ] [ photos ]
Blatant Truth, PinkTable, Sisa's Veil, Mushroom, Signal 3
...Sisa's Veil released a 3-song promo cassette e.p.!...The first ever "mosh pit" in a pinoy music event happened here!!!

Nov. 18 Sat - Benjie & Allen's private birthday party: Sisa's Veil, PinkTable (plus an impromptu jam session) @ Marino's Private Club, Beverly Hills, CA

Dec. 1 Fri - KROQ "Free Food Friday" with Lightning @ Popeyes, Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA; 12 - 2 pm...I won a Jawbreaker "Dear You" cassette!

Dec. 14 Thur - "Pop Rocks" @ Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA - [ ad ] [ photos ]
The Shakes *, Atomic Boy, The Tories, Young Art, The Amys, Spanish Kitchen
* I missed this act

Dec. 15 Fri - Guitar Center grand opening with KROQ's Tami Heide, Brea, CA

Dec. 21 Thur - Love & Rockets : "The Big Ball of Confusion: A Very Special Unannounced Show" (Secret gig) @ Perversion, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
...Love & Rockets played at around 12:30 am for about an hour!
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Dec. 30 Sat - "Euro Manila Series 1.0" : Sisa's Veil & PinkTable @ Anjel's Club, Glendale, CA

 
 
 
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