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Late 80’s New York City Hardcore Metal Art Scene

Veronica Evanega (Roni) - Queen of the late 80's NYC hard
core metal/art scene.  Parsons School of Design grad. Lead Vocalist. Performance Artist. Fierce artistic warrior.  
The scene included: White Zombie, Helmet, Prong, Anti, CopShootCop, L7, Lunachicks. Venues: Wah-Wah Hut. Pyramid. Lizmar Lounge. Beirut1&2, CBGB's, Brooklyn Acad., LoneStar Cafe. Queens & Brooklyn clubs.
Veronica Evanega (Roni) - Queen of the late 80's NYC hard core metal/art scene. Parsons School of Design grad. Lead Vocalist. Performance Artist. Fierce artistic warrior. The scene included: White Zombie, Helmet, Prong, Anti, CopShootCop, L7, Lunachicks. Venues: Wah-Wah Hut. Pyramid. Lizmar Lounge. Beirut1&2, CBGB's, Brooklyn Acad., LoneStar Cafe. Queens & Brooklyn clubs.
Roni Evanega Subversive
Roni Evanega Queen
Anti: Roni Evanega - vox. Lindsey Boullt - gtr. Jay Joseph - bass. JoeMitch - dr. We played all the clubs in some form or another. Roni held court (think Warhol's factory) wild parties in Williamsburg. She was soundperson at CBGB's. We shared a space w Zombie & Cop Shoot Cop, pile into my toyota truck & race thru Manhattan at 2am upto 90mph racing cabs. No shit. Great fun.
Anti: Roni Evanega - vox. Lindsey Boullt - gtr. Jay Joseph - bass. JoeMitch - dr. We played all the clubs in some form or another. Roni held court (think Warhol's factory) wild parties in Williamsburg. She was soundperson at CBGB's. We shared a space w Zombie & Cop Shoot Cop, pile into my toyota truck & race thru Manhattan at 2am upto 90mph racing cabs. No shit. Great fun.
Me, Roni, Page Hamilton/Helmet drove around NYC filming one Saturday. Page & Roni from the truck bed. What later became footage for Helmet's MTV hit  video 'Unsung'.
Me, Roni, Page Hamilton/Helmet drove around NYC filming one Saturday. Page & Roni from the truck bed. What later became footage for Helmet's MTV hit video 'Unsung'.
Roni was a shrewd NYC entrepreneurial force. Relentlessly driven. Artistically on the razors edge...balancing.
Roni was a shrewd NYC entrepreneurial force. Relentlessly driven. Artistically on the razors edge...balancing.
Trying to explain to people what life was like in Brooklyn, NY late 80’s  was impossible. Here is a brilliant documentary by Tiller Russell that might help. Long before cell phones, payphones only on certain blocks. You walk out on these streets, ladies & gentlemen, you have no help. You better know what the fuck you’re doin’. We held auditions in Bed-Stuy. Jay was friends with Vernon Reid (Living Color – guitarist) etc…so the neighborhood let us do our thing. My day job was delivering packages via my Toyota pu truck 10 hours/day in NYC. I knew Manhattan very well.
IFC Films Director-Tiller Russell.
Producers – Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, Sheldon Yellon
Roni Evanega KRANK Promo
Prong Cover
White Zombie w Tommy gtr promo
Helmet promo
LunaChicks Cover
CopShootCop Cover

Band: BedRock

Houston Texas Early 90’s

Troy Guillette - dr. Mike Meade - bs. Lindsey Boullt - gtr. Stuart Strong - mgr. Great band/players. Opened for Billboard Top 10 acts. In Fall '93 every Sunday nite - KHTV Ch39 studio band for "Rock & Roll Sports Show" starring Irv White. Each week hosting NFL, NBA, MLB stars...Warren Moon, Haywood Jeffries, Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell, etc..Boxing world champ Ray Mercer, & Olympians. My son, David (13y.o. at the time), always had fun on the Dave & Buster's set, and meeting all the stars.
Bedrock 'Rock The River' Promo
Classic cool gig story –
Bedrock – (3pc instrumental hardcore band) opens for Billboard Top 10 & MTV hit Act – ‘Cause & Effect’  1993. Great Venue. Huge 3 Tier stage. Huge crowd.
Our show ‘Intro’ – me screaming something/16th note Drum roll as I run down the 3 tiers, jump to the last tier, slam the downbeat of the tune, and we’re ‘in’. Mike the bassist is 50 feet from me.
Right at the very moment I start running down the tier…out of nowhere, a dude starts running right beside me, I leap to the last tier, this dude swan dives into the crowd, we hit the downbeat with a vengeance…Raaaaaawk…security team flies to the middle of the crowd and starts beating this dude’s ass. The crowd erupts, the metal riffing up their asses, everyone jumps on the security team, massive mosh pit…and we’re only 15 seconds in….
Never let up the entire 30 minute set….so much fun.

Band: Human Zoo

Houston Texas Mid 90’s

Lindsey Boullt. Tony Collins – dr. Brandon Hall – gtr. Xavier Jordan – vox. Mike Miner – bass.
Meteoric Rise…and Fall.
Human Zoo MetalBlades Records Gig
Tony Collins - Live shot Human Zoo. Incredible Player.
Tony Collins - Live shot Human Zoo. Incredible Player.
Human Zoo Soundstage gig. '94-'95 - Meteoric rise opening for Virgin Records, Brian Slagel/Metalblade touring acts. Followed by meteoric fall. The melding of Pantera & DreamTheater.
Human Zoo - Galactic Cowboys Virgin Records Gig

  ChaoticArtCircus 2000 – 2001 SanFrancisco

         the wild & woolly days…

          (photos – Kim Sayre Photography)
anguish
anticipation
CAC placard front
ChaoticArtCircus PRESS SFChronicle Sept 5, 2001.
(note: press release date)
seduction
sadness
robots moved continously
band
CAC 2001 placard back
CAC Program Inside Credits
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band bright
chaotic butoh
AtmaAnur StuHamm LBoullt PeteKinkead KristyGledhill JulnarRizk RaySayre 2001
digiman
diva
wtf?!
awakening