From 1988 to 1991, I played guitar for the NYC hardcore band Anti with Roni Evanega on vocals, Jay Joseph on bass, and JoeMitch on drums. The scene included bands White Zombie, Helmet, Prong, Anti, CopShootCop, L7, Lunachicks playing at venues such as Wah-Wah Hut, Pyramid, Lizmar Lounge, Beirut1&2, CBGB’s, Brooklyn Academy, LoneStar Cafe.
Bedrock ~ 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, 13 y.o. at the time, always had fun on the Dave & Buster’s set, and meeting all the stars.
Classic cool gig story –
Bedrock, a 3-piece instrumental metal funk band, opens for Billboard Top 10 & MTV hit band – ‘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.