Miami According to Brooklyn: The Cinema Paradiso Record Swap
No Class Action had a really good set. They're like a hardcore/Oi! band. Band Number 12 was amazing, especially. The band features John Owens on vocals, who also sang for Anchorman. Dan Bonebrake plays bass -- he was in Dashboard Confessional, Where Fear and Weapons Meet, and Anchorman. Darryl Bonebrake, his brother, plays drums; he was in Anchorman as well. Band Number 12 isn't hardcore though; it's more of a straight-up rock band, really catchy, and definitely deserve to be signed to something.
There were a lot of people there, and everybody was buying or trading records. There was no bullshit; everybody had a really good time. For something like this to bring so many people together is really awesome. It was good to see that Cinema Paradiso is hosting free events like that for the local music community, so people can check out local bands without spending a lot of money. And the record swap, too, introduced people to music they wouldn't have heard otherwise.
Five Albums I'm Listening to This Week: 1) Pink Floyd, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. 2) Cave In, Until Your Heart Stops. 3) Bad Brains, Quickness. 4) Sick of It All, Built to Last. 5) Thrice, The Artist in the Ambulance.
Quote of the Week: "Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit." -- e.e. cummings