The Shiner of a Lifetime = Lula is so divine!

What a show, an early matinee show so the party could go on later for the evening! Kowloon Walled City had to drop off the 3 dates with Shiner unfortunately due to family, which I gathered intel from another fan before the show. I had totally forgotten that KWC were supposed to be on the bill, however, Mossbreaker saved the day with new tunes and had Justin Maranga (Ancestors, ex-Night Horse) subbing on guitar.

Last night's show had Mossbreaker start on time at 7pm playing some new songs from their upcoming release this summer. Looking forward to that. The last song they played in their set was a new and nice closer before the main event.

I had seen Shiner with Hum headlining a West Coast tour back in 97 or 98. I'll have to look for those flyers I made for "Westward is Heavenward," which will reveal what year that was from. That was when they were the powertrio for Lula Divinia and they had just released the Sub Pop 7" single for Sleep it off/Half-empty. I may have mentioned that I recorded the Casbah and Koo's Cafe shows on cassette, but the levels didn't fair too well. Still have those cassettes laying around somewhere.

Shiner was phenomenal with having both of their legendary drummers play a total set of 3 "Acts" allowing Tim Dow to play the skins first followed by Jason Gerken for a stint on the latter 2 albums. Then for the last 2 songs, T'dow jumped on the skins again to close out the night.  It was weird going to a matinee show, but the Echo has a popular dance night on Saturdays. NOTE: LA was not shortchanged due to being pressed for time since it had to be over by 9PM. The set ran barely over an hour, but definitely check out Shiner's for deets.

I'm so, so glad that LA got "My Life as a Housewife" while San Francisco got "Semper Fi." Housewife was one of the hooks that got this fish (ME) to reel in as a huge fan of this band. Remember folks to check silentempire for leftovers of the Lula vinyl on black or swirly-blue and light yellow.

Enjoy this set!


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