The Past

  ChaoticArtCircus 2000 – 2001 San Francisco

         the wild & woolly days…

          (photos – Kim Sayre Photography)
Nov. 11, 2000 ChaoticArtCircus | November-To-Dismember Metalfest | Los Angeles
expression
butoh + 'slavezero'
anticipation
ChaoticArtCircus PRESS SFChronicle Sept 5, 2001. Note: the date

The beautiful soundscape album for ChaoticArtCircus: “Chaos Is Your Destiny” Kelli Wise composer. Integral to 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
Human Zoo '94-'95 - opened shows for national acts
, Virgin Records,
& Brian Slagel's Metalblade acts...
The melding of Pantera & DreamTheater.

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, Lismar Lounge, Beirut1&2, Brooklyn Academy, Queens clubs, LoneStar Cafe, and, CBGB’s – Veronica even ran sound there. “Roni” was the cog to the entire scene. I was lucky to meet her, and Jay, and be a part of it all.

“Drawn & Quartered” – ANTI 1990 NYC LIVE! Veronica Evanega | Jay Joseph | Lindsey Boullt | JoeMitch | tape hiss | wicked solo at the end.

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 - the goto 'hang' for Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton. SRV, Johnny Winter, Jaco Pastorius, etc...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 - the goto 'hang' for Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton. SRV, Johnny Winter, Jaco Pastorius, etc...when thru town. A small venue, tight stage, vibe was built in as you can imagine. Intense to think about.
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!
A glimpse at life in Brooklyn in the 80’s.
Director – Tiller Russell. 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 stars...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 stars...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’  1994. 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, the 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 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.