Today on facebook, PUTS announced their album release party in LA got the support to go through and tickets are being sold on January 28th. And they said that they'll be giving the release date of their upcoming 12 Step Program. Wish I could make it to the other end of the coast (I'm up in the Seattle area). Still hyped to know the album is really really close!
The album Release Party got enough support!Started 8 years ago by Instrumentalist / toggle topic info
Since it's only $10, my wife told me to just buy two tix in the slim chance we can get down there (never seen the homies *IN* L.A. before...) Would suck if I couldn't make it tho... When 4 PM PST rolls around today, we'll see...
Doesn't look like there's a max number of tix per person. copped 4 for the crew, road trip!
Just got mine too! This party is on my birthday so pretty much this is the going to be the best birthday ever! I look forward to seeing you guys there!! Let's rage!
Like I said on FB. PUTS ARMY pre game sesh at the event. I'll bring a cooler full of drank.
Tuesday, May 6th album release. Marking my calendar!
So I went to the show last night.
People Under the Stairs and Ugly Duckling were in the lineup and that's all I cared about before the show. Two of my favorite groups. So I thought this would be a great opportunity to introduce some of my friends to their music. I took one one guy and four girls. Doors open at 8pm. There are two stages. PUTS and UD will perform on the main stage. So the lineup for the main stage went roughly like this: UD 8:30 - 9pm, DJ Goldenchyld 9:05 - 9:55pm, The Twelves 10 - 11:10, PUTS 11:15 - 12am, Z-Trip 12:05 - Whenever.
Upon seeing the lineup order, I became a little worried seeing two hip-hop groups (UD, PUTS) split by two non-hip-hop people. And I was further disappointed seeing that UD had only 30 minutes to perform.
So we get there early enough to get a good spot up front and center. We see UD and starts off great. Dizzy had a few slip-ups to which noticeably annoyed Andy, but that was okay. The problem was that at about 8:50, maybe earlier, DJ Goldenchyld comes on stage and gets next to Einstein and starts to mess around with equipment. Andy tries to shoo him off the stage. So he moves towards the back off the stage. Then upon seeing Andy looking away, he comes back and continues to move equipment around. Andy sees him and shoos him off again. Then their set is over and you can see Andy walking away angry.
Then this DJ Goldencrap sits in front of his equipment torturing me and my friends for the next hour. My friends were in noticeable pain.
Then The Twelves, a DJ duo comes on stage with their electronic music playlist for another hour.
We didn't want to move away from our spot since the place was starting to pack up and we would surely lose our spots if we did. So we endured of pain of standing there for two hours watching some guys looking a their laptops clicking buttons. Meanwhile, some drunk guy starts moving around wildly and keeps backing up onto the girls and I have to keep pushing him back till he finally leaves after 20ish minutes.
Finally, PUTS come on stage. As soon as they do, a whole bunch of kids storm in and start moshing hard to our right before the music even starts. They hit three of the girls. A few people and I push back, but the girls are already scared and move away from the center. We end up towards the back of the venue behind the soundman. From there we see people getting escorted out by security and immediately elbow-distance behind us there's a guy juggling some fat girl's breasts. The whole crowd was dirty-ghetto. Before we know it PUTS is done and the next act is up, but we decide to leave at that point. The atmosphere completely ruined the PUTS/UD experience for me and my friends. Anyways, I've seen PUTS/UD perform several times before, but had never seen a crowd like this. I'm just hoping that those were people who were there to see the other acts.
May the next show be better, but as for my friends, I don't think they'll want to go see PUTS/UD ever again.
i was half expecting something like this...
all ages shows can sometimes suck.
f***ing kids these days.
Oh man I have had similar experiences in some important shows and yeah, it sucks arse big time. Feel for you freshkest. Damn..people just don't think and give a shait sometimes. Better luck next time!
That sucks man. I went to the last PUTS show at the constellation room which is the smaller room in the Observatory and had the exact opposite experience. I mean, there were a lot of young kids there but me and my buddy met this dude and his wife who were big PUTS fans. We ended up partying and smoking / sharing blunts the whole show. It was funny because the wife was telling me that her husband was a police officer or some sh!t and that they had been to multiple PUTS shows over the years.
Being that I am in my 30's it is difficult to party with a younger crowd. You just have to get in where you fit in and ignore the BS.
I'm really sorry to hear about the bad experience, homie.
I've had ups and downs at different shows over the years. Strangely enough, the worst crowds I was ever in were at a Bob Dylan show and an early Jack Johnson show... and a sactown local band's "free in the park" rock show where a guy brought a pitbull into a mosh pit and some white power guys showed up, but that's a whole 'nother animal. (Also was at a classical concert when a fire alarm went off, but that's completely on a tangent. )
As far as PUTS goes, the worst set I was ever at was my first one in SF, and it wasn't even a concert; it was them doing a DJ set, and the kids there were HORRIBLE and didn't know how to conduct themselves. Broken glass all over the dance floor, a couple of fights broke out, and I think I saw some hippie sex happening (c'mon, SF...).
The Mac Miller tour had a lot of kids (and a lot younger too), but they seemed decent enough... I was backstage most of the time, so I might not've gotten the full experience. An Oakland show I went to a few years ago was 100% chill, and both the Sacto show & the last one I went to at Slim's in SF were a little pushy/shovey, but the places were definitely beyond fire dept, max-capacity levels, so I rolled with it...
Concerts can be a toss up sometimes, but I agree with ri067953 that you kinda have to make it your own. If the band's not having a good night, that's unavoidable. If it's a sh*t opening act, I just go get a beer or visit the PUTS merch table and talk with the homies.
But if it's the crowd being douche-y, you just gotta get a beer, pick a decent spot, and try to enjoy the show through the BS. I usually stay close to the stage, but off to the side... The closer you get to the center front, the crazier it'll get. More people dancing, more people pushing, and more people on edge ('cause they want to keep their spot).
and that's a good thing
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