Club My War

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Club My War O)))
Frequency ongoing
Location(s) Los Angeles, CA
(The Viper Room, others)
Patron(s) Eddie Solis
Website
Official website

Club My War (also known as Club My War O)))) is a platform for underground metal and punk bands to play at intimate venues in the greater Los Angeles area, notably Hollywood.[1] Formed in 2009 by Eddie Solis of Southern Lord Records,[2] events are held on a weekly or monthly basis at venues such as The Viper Room, Dragonfly, and Troubadour. Club My War hosted the first U.S. performance of doom metal superband Shrinebuilder, as well as performances by Dave Lombardo's new band Philm, Wolves in the Throneroom, Weedeater, 16,[3] It's Casual,[1] Black Cobra, Municipal Waste, and Torche.[4]

Overview[edit]

Club My War is an ongoing weekly[1] or monthly[5] event in the greater Los Angeles area, founded by Eddie Solis of the band It's Casual and Southern Lord Records. The recurring event hosts metal, hardcore punk, stoner rock, drone metal, and skate rock bands in small intimate venues.[2] While Club My War operates at different locations[1] such as The Viper Room, and was a regular event at The Relax Bar in Eastern Hollywood until 2010, when the venue closed.[2] Included among multiple other venues are the Blue Monkey in Hollywood,[6] East Side Luv in Boyle Heights, and The Dragonfly in Hollywood.[7]

Club My War is frequently documented by music photographer Rick Kosick of Jackass and Big Brother, who started attending shows at The Relax Bar in early 2010.[1]

Notable shows[edit]

Shrinebuilder[edit]

On November 11, 2009,[2] Club My War arranged and hosted the first live show in the United States by the recently formed doom metal supergroup Shrinebuilder. The band includes Scott "Wino" Weinrich of Saint Vitus and The Hidden Hand, Scott Kelly of Neurosis, Al Cisneros of Om and Sleep, and Dale Crover of The Melvins. The band had formed earlier in 2009,[8] and had released their widely praised debut album Shrinebuilder just the month before.[2] The band played two sets[9] at the Viper Room.[10] The venue and show were praised by Scott Kelly, especially for the intimacy and the "die-hard" mentality of the audience.[9]

Artists[edit]

The following is a partial list of artists and bands who have performed at Club My War, all subgenres of metal and punk.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Club My War O))) Shows". Rick Kosick. July 30, 2010. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Club My War Presents Shrinebuilders US Debut Show". The Viper Room. October 31, 2009. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Club My War O))) Ticket Giveaway". City of Devils. September 26, 2009. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Slayer drummer to perform intimate show with Philm this Saturday". MetalEater. February 5, 2010. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  5. ^ "The Dirty Lounge Takes Over The Viper Room". Apeshit. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Club My War". City of Devils. August 3, 2009. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  7. ^ a b "This Week in Club My War O)))". City of Devils. January 20, 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  8. ^ "Shrinebuilder to Make US Debut at the Viper Room's Club My War O)))". Apeshit. November 2, 2009. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  9. ^ a b "The Viper Room - Los Angeles.". We Burn Through the Night. November 11, 2009. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  10. ^ "Shrinebuilder Resurrects the Viper Room". City of Devils. November 4, 2009. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  11. ^ "Dave Lombardo Live at Relax Club". Slayer Corps. February 9, 2010. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  12. ^ "Dave Lombardo's PHILM: New Video Footage Available". Roadrunner Records. March 25, 2010. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 

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