If there’s a better tune to come out of San Diego this year than Beaters’ “Fishage,” I certainly haven’t heard it. Put blown-out keys over just about anything and you’ll have me creaming for more, but throw in piles of sinister guitars and awesome gang vocals and I’m suddenly your biggest fan. Overcoming the notoriously difficult sound at the Whistle Stop about a month ago, the three ex-Sess members (and one Powerchord) tore the proverbial roof off the place. Most importantly, drummer Andrew Montoya laid an agile foundation, anchoring a band that seemed to be teetering on the brink of nihilism. That they’re performing with intriguing gloom merchants Spirit Photography, New Jersey home-recording free-spirit Julian Lynch and improvisational sound artist Mark Lewis only gives more incentive to attend. At Soda Bar in City Heights.
A couple of months ago, Ratas del Vaticano and Inservibles toured their homeland of Mexico. From Monterry to Mexico City, they played shows in the nooks and crannies of that beautiful country laying south of US of Ey.
I'll skip the rundown and just give you the transcript of our chat: (Dave sings and plays guitar in Ratas del Vaticano)
1:17:50 PM Dave mexican: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUZaWE5j3zM 1:22:18 PM Melissa: cool 1:22:21 PM Melissa: what's is that for? 1:22:30 PM Dave mexican: we gonna made a dvd 1:22:35 PM Dave mexican: of the mexican tour 1:23:43 PM Melissa: cool 1:23:49 PM Melissa: i'll post that on the blog 1:23:58 PM Melissa: do you want to add anything about it? 1:24:15 PM Melissa: do you feel that what you are doing is important for mexican music? 1:24:27 PM Melissa: where do you think you stand? 1:24:33 PM Melissa: it sounds important to me 1:24:45 PM Dave mexican: cool 1:25:00 PM Dave mexican: well,,, i want to add nothing 1:25:04 PM Melissa: ok 1:25:30 PM Meliss…