The Neo-Kalashnikovs played an awesome first gig of The Backyard Tour at rock club UFO in Avondale. A special thanks to Andrew Maitai who let everyone play at his place that is so sweet at the moment. Loud rock n roll rang out through the industrial area/neighbourhood. James the drummer of Freaky Meat ended up doing two drum sets back to back playing in his main band Freaky Meat and also his bit on the side the awesome Echo O's with Guy Fawkes on guitar and effects and Vicky on Vocals guitar and bass. If you can think of The White Stripes playing old school rock with an otherworldly space demon and thumping drums that's very close to what they sound like.
The Neo-Kalashnikovs were the last to take to the stage with Gabriel writing up one of his best set lists to date. The band played a full 40 minute set with all the hits from "To Russia" to "Shining Star" and new single "Gorgeous Baby" included. It was one hell of a start to the tour and The Neos signed a hell of a lot of cd's after their set, it was an awesome Beiber like moment. After the show Volita and I hit the new rock club Ding Dong downtown and had flashbacks of our time on Sunset Boulevard as "Guns and Roses" was playing obnoxiously loud. I really hope they get their sound up and running so we can play their asap and show them how great but outdated the Guns are.