JESUS CHRIST VS. THE WORLD LIVE!
Shortly after Squirrlley Arts, JCVTW was on stage ready to perform the, “the best last sow ever,” a fan said to me as I was walking around with my camera. And they were right! The three piece band took the stage ready to offend you or make you love them. To me, they looked pretty loved. They didn’t need special costumes or make up to show you what they were about, although the singer Chris Poulin sported a unique hat and nonchalantly placed a music stand in front of him to hold his binder of lyrics. They played every song they had, the guitarist rocked out and the drummer played hard. You could tell they were all having a great time. It was bittersweet knowing I wouldn’t get to see them again, but I was just grateful to get the chance to see them at all. The last band was Bad Acid Trip and from what I gathered from the bands and their friends, playing with this band was a real treat for them. Bad Acid Trip is a four piece band from North Hollywood and they classify themselves as a Avant-garde/Thrash/Grindcore Metal band. They are currently signed to Serjical Strike. This is another band with an awesome show. They take over the stage and you can tell that it is like a second home for them. I had never heard of or read anything about this band, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I feel they closed the night nicely and they definitely made me check them out further when I got home. I have to say that, The Griffin did an excellent job matching the bands for this show, something they weren’t that great at in the past. The atmosphere kept the night going strong and when I had left I had no clue that it was past midnight. I left the show with my ears ringing; a smile on my face and wishing the show didn’t have to end oh and blood splatter on my clothes. The only thing that bothered me was the next day was when I was informed that someone had stolen the guitar that belonged to Mike from JCVTW. I guess it goes to show that even though a bar can go under new management, they can’t stop the evil that is theft from happening. They did however say they were going to look at their videos from their security cameras to help the band possibly find who did this. Good luck to JCVTW’s members and thank you for allowing me to be a part of your last show. I wish you nothing but good things in your pursuit for other music projects. You can check out any of these bands sites by clicking on their names above or within the article.
Written by Lili Mooneyham