ChaoticArtCircus 2000 – 2001 San Francisco

         the wild & woolly days…

          (photos – Kim Sayre Photography)
ChaoticArtCircus PRESS SFChronicle Sept 5, 2001.
        (note: press release date)
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The beautiful “Chaos Is Your Destiny” ChaoticArtCircus: Soundscapes album – Kelli Wise composer. These scapes were an integral part of the live events. GoTo AllMusic.com

Band: Human Zoo

Houston Texas Mid 90’s

Lindsey Boullt – gtr.  Tony Collins – dr.
Brandon Hall – gtr. Xavier Jordan – vox.
J Greenwood – vox. Mike Miner – bass.
Meteoric Rise…opening for Virgin Records, Brian Slagel/Metalblade touring acts…
followed by Meteoric Fall.
The melding of Pantera & DreamTheater.
                  
Psycho – Human Zoo LIVE MetalBladeRecords Gig 1995
         
The Machine – Human Zoo LIVE Virgin Records gig 1995
HZoo MetalBlades Records Gig 1995
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Soundstage Gig/Houston - Pantera played this venue the night before. 1994.

Late 80’s New York City Hardcore Metal Scene

From 1988 to 1991, I played guitar in bands thruout NYC, evolving into the hardcore band Anti,  with Veronica Evanega on vocals, Jay Joseph on bass, and JoeMitch on drums. The scene included bands Prong, White Zombie, Helmet, CopShootCop, Lunachicks playing at venues Wah-Wah Hut, Pyramid, Lizmar Lounge, Beirut1&2, Brooklyn Academy, Queens clubs, LoneStar Cafe, CBGB’s – Roni ran sound there, she was connected to every cog that was integral to this scene. I was lucky to meet her, and Jay, and be a part of it all.

Veronica Evanega (Roni), Anti's lead vocalist, queen of the late 80's NYC hardcore metal/art scene, a Parsons School of Design grad, performance artist, and fierce artistic warrior. One memorable Saturday afternoon, Roni, Page Hamilton (Helmet) and I drove around Manhattan shooting b-roll that later became footage for Helmet's MTV hit  video 'Unsung'.
Veronica Evanega (Roni), Anti's lead vocalist, queen of the late 80's NYC hardcore metal/art scene, a Parsons School of Design grad, performance artist, and fierce artistic warrior. One memorable Saturday afternoon, Roni, Page Hamilton (Helmet) and I drove around Manhattan shooting b-roll that later became footage for Helmet's MTV hit video 'Unsung'.
We played the Lone Star Cafe/Greenwich Village, before it moved uptown. Jimi Hendrix often jammed there after Electric Lady Studio sessions, hence the notoriety. Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton. SRV, Johnny Winter, Jaco Pastorius, etc... also when thru town. A small venue, tight stage, vibe was built in as you can imagine. Intense to think about.
We played the Lone Star Cafe/Greenwich Village, before it moved uptown. Jimi Hendrix often jammed there after Electric Lady Studio sessions, hence the notoriety. Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton. SRV, Johnny Winter, Jaco Pastorius, etc... also when thru town. A small venue, tight stage, vibe was built in as you can imagine. Intense to think about.
“Drawn & Quartered” – ANTI 1990 NYC LIVE. Veronica Evanega | Jay Joseph | Lindsey Boullt | JoeMitch | tape hiss | wicked solo at the end.

Brooklyn Br 1990. Lived & rehearsed in Jay Joseph's bldg/4thAve6thSt/ParkSlope/old funeral parlor. Slept and rehearsed in the embalming room in the basement. Literally, a tomb when doors closed. Condos there now. Haunted, I'm sure. Rock and Roll!
Brooklyn Br 1990. Lived & rehearsed in Jay Joseph's bldg/4thAve6thSt/ParkSlope/old funeral parlor. Slept and rehearsed in the embalming room in the basement. Literally, a tomb when doors closed. Condos there now. Haunted, I'm sure. Rock and Roll!
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. If you walk out on these streets, ladies & gentlemen, you have no help.
This was our neighborhood. 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
Available on Netflix.

Band: BedRock

Houston Texas Early 90’s

Troy Guillette | Mike Meade | Lindsey Boullt | Stuart Strong - mgr. Bedrock ~ Fall '93 every Sunday nite  - KHTV CH39 - studio band for "Rock & Roll Sports Show" starring Irv White. Each week hosting NFL, NBA, MLB...Warren Moon, Haywood Jeffries, Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell,  Houston Oilers Cheerleaders, boxing world champ Ray Mercer, Olympians, etc.... My son David, 13 y.o. at the time, always had fun on the Dave & Buster's set, and meeting all the stars.
Troy Guillette | Mike Meade | Lindsey Boullt | Stuart Strong - mgr. Bedrock ~ Fall '93 every Sunday nite  - KHTV CH39 - studio band for "Rock & Roll Sports Show" starring Irv White. Each week hosting NFL, NBA, MLB...Warren Moon, Haywood Jeffries, Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell,  Houston Oilers Cheerleaders, boxing world champ Ray Mercer, Olympians, etc.... 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 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’ was me screaming something, drummer starts 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 is 50 feet away stage left.

Right at the very moment I start running down the tier…out of nowhere, this 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 20 seconds in….never let up the entire 30 minute opening set….so much fun.

Synthesize to Modernize.