This June 13th marked another round of “Wednesday 13 on Wednesday 13th” at the World Famous Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood. This time they were stopping by on the “Summer Of Blood” tour. If this was going to be anything like the last time, I knew I was in for killer night. We got to the venue around 8pm, just in time to interview the supporting act, Davey Suicide. (Interview below)
After the interview it was time for a pre-show drink down the street at the Rainbow. (Sidenote: I’m 99% sure Rex Brown from Pantera was right behind me with his crew, but I was to much of a vagina to go and say whats up). After a few drinks it was time to go see Davey Suicide’s set.
Their stage set up took every inch of available space. Everything from t.v monitors, laptops, and keyboards. Being that they are a hometown band I wasn’t surprised to see the floor completely packed. They only had about 25 minutes, and didn’t waste a second. Right from the word “GO” it was a wall of crunching power chords and gnarly vocals. As promised, the music was just as impressive as the visual. The band had a tight set list that consisted of everything from speed/sleaze/goth rock to a track that you would almost consider a balled. And it all worked very well. Metal and rock music usually get a bad rap from outsiders, and it was cool to see Davey put a “spin” on things telling the crowd:
“Ya know I kind of coined the term suicide. It was at a low point in my life when I realized that the only thing stopping me from what I wanted to do or who I wanted to become is if I killed myself”.
It sounds kind of crazy, I know, but when you step back and think, it’s a real positive message. If you get a chance to see Davey Suicide live, do it. Check out the photos of their set at the Whisky below.
On to the headliner, Wednesday 13. I’ve seen Wednesday countless times, and I always think I know what to expect and the show is always different. (Sidenote #2: Dear sound guy at the Whisky, I doubt you will ever read this, but NICE F*CKIN JOB!!! The mix was perfect everywhere in the venue, man!) With a fairly new record and material, I figured the entire set would be from “Calling All Corpses“, but in fact he played very few tracks. Wednesday made a point to hit songs from his entire discography and even played a track from Gunfire 76. At one point my girlfriend leaned over and asked “I wonder if he’s gonna play any Murderdolls songs?” I just shook my head and said “Na.. He never plays any on his solo gigs.” It was right then Wednesday said something about the year 1976, and proved me wrong by jumping into 197666. At one point a slender figure from out of the shadows appeared to help announce the next song. Wednesday yelled to the crowd, “You guys know that Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of my favorite movies, right? Well you might remember this guy!” The figure was none other than Bill Mosely! Bill grabbed the mic and said his famous line, “You lick my plate, you dog dick!” Right then they jumped into All American Massacre! The other thing that really surprised me is Wednesday didn’t pick up a guitar the entire set. Instead he was switching back and forth from skull canes and grave digging shovels. No worries though, the band had it on lock. The set was tight and ready to change things up on the drop of a dime when he randomly decided to crank I Walked With A Zombie.
The crowd loved every minute of it, and it was rad to see some familiar corpse faces that were at the last show. The only people not screaming every word were either in the mosh pit or chugging a beer. The entire place was wall to wall black clothes, black hair and black makeup. He’s honestly got some of the most loyal, passionate fans in rock. When it came time for the encore I know there had to be at least two songs that they hadn’t played, and for once that night I was right. They closed out the set with Rambo and then of course Wednesday did his patented intro for the next song:
“Hollywood!! I want to thank you all for coming out on my day! I love you all, so don’t take this personally, but I want BAD THINGS to happen to each and every one of you!”
And that was that. As quickly as the band jumped on the stage and destroyed an entire sea of black corpse painted fans, they walked upstairs of the Whisky to prepare for the next stop. I’ll be counting the days until the 3rd Annual Wednesday 13 at The Whisky!
Check out the photos from the Wednesday 13 set: