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Hero Volunteers Wanted for Partying in NYC: MKOTC, AI, GD, FBHT… FBHT?!?

In these strange days of exploding volcanoes, political teabagging, and general everyday crappiness, sometimes the only thing you can do to get through it all is to take a party break. As someone who was very politically involved for the last 20 years, I have taken a 21st Century Breakdown Tour Party Break. As such, I readily offer myself as a volunteer for some epic and heroic PARTY duties during the coming week. I recommend heading down to your favorite city if you can as we are recruiting volunteers here in Party Central NYC and we need YOU!

MKOTC: Heroes Aren't Born - They Volunteer!

I have been looking forward to the week of April 19-24 ever since I heard that the Mystic Knights of the Cobra were going to be in town to rock out at four venues in New York and New Jersey: Arlene’s Grocery on the Lower East Side (4/21), Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park (4/22), Don Hill’s in Tribeca (4/23) and the Millhill Basement in good old Trenton (4/24).

I have also been looking forward to seeing American Idiot on 4/22, the day after its Broadway opening, since AI tickets first went on sale back in January or February. Tickets then unexpectedly went on sale on April Fool’s Day 2010 for American Idiot’s opening night (the Holy Lushotology Day of 4/20), and now I’ll be sitting in the balcony on my favorite band’s craziest night of their lives watching while their iconic 2004 album of the same name officially enters the pantheon of Old Broadway. There just might be a few loud audience “AMENS” coming from the balcony during “Holiday.”

The week may get even better, too.  The Reverend Strychnine Twitch tweeted the following to the masses this past Thursday: “Ladys and germs!The tubbies are officially in nyc! Ready to stop drop and bukak! Oooh! Baby girl! Stay tuned for a big bash soon? STING” and I knew our Lushie Nuns Paradise supplications had been answered. Still no word on venue, but the Rev has given us manna from the Twitterverse and it’s all good. And Rich Russo tonight on RXP101.9 announced that the Foxies show will be on Sunday, 4/25, at midnight at a venue that will be announced the day of the show. Oh… and there are only 120 tickets available. Wow. Good luck to us all with that one.

Even though there are so many wonderful things happening this week, what I look forward to the most, though, is partying with old and new friends. Cause that’s what this week is going to ultimately be: Party! Party! Party! Sometimes, partying and enjoying good company is the only thing you can do in the face of so much that is wrong with the world. I hope to see you there. And if you can’t be here, party it up wherever you may be. After all, this week does have a Lushotology Holiday: 420 Day! Here’s to the week ahead!


On the Foxboro Hot Tubs and New York City

On the Band Known as the Foxboro Hot Tubs Making a Holy Appearance in the NY/NJ Area During the Opening Week of American Idiot as Stated by the Band Known as Green Day

It's Lushotology by Kryssi Kay

Some wiseguys were on the radio back on March 28th (listen to the audio to the 10:30 mark) and said that the band known as the Foxboro Hot Tubs would love to play around the opening week of American Idiot on Broadway (March 19-March 25). And of course, when some wiseguys said this, it sparked a frantic, “OMG OMG, The REVEREND in NYC!?!” squeeeeee heard ’round the world. Yes. I squeeeed. Shoot me. Of course, the wiseguys did not elaborate on important questions such as WHERE?? and WHAT?? when the DJ asked whether an appearance by the Reverend Twitch (“last seen in London throwing up on a jet”) and the Hot Tubs in the Greater New York City area was possible. Or likely. Mike and Billie Joe joked around and Billie Joe replied, “[I would love for the Rev. Strychnine Twitch and the Foxboro Hot Tubs] to do something around the opening of American Idiot, maybe at the place, Bowery Electric.” And then the band known as Green Day, Mike, Tre and Billie Joe shared a “tee-hee” moment of giggles.

London Call to Worship

Beautiful Hot Tubs in London by Chris Dugan

All I have to say is that I won’t get into a holy frantic over it until it happens. I learned my lesson in London last October when I made my supplications for a holy sighting of the band. Unfortunately, I picked the wrong weekend to see some band in England and missed Communion by a week when a surprise Hot Tubs show was announced on 11/1/09 at the Islington Garage (see Kerrang article about that show in the next section). Sigh. Patience is a virtue, right, Reverend Twitch?? The longer the wait, the harder the… uh… well… revelation… uh… will be… so let’s just say if it happens its going to be hella happening. (See all Foxboro Hot Tubs-related posts here.)

Cut to the Holy Chase

Wild Night in London Town - Foxboro Hot Tubs

Anyway, Mike and Billie Joe mentioned the “Bowery Electric.” I read somewhere that on March 11th, 2010, they attended the Bowery Electric for Adeline Records artist Jesse Malin‘s Burning The Bowery residency. A group of well-researched people (uh, y’know) did some digging and came up with speculative venue locations. There is a “Private Event” listing at the Bowery Ballroom on 4/19. And there’s a date on the Bowery Electric site, too, that is marked as “Surprise Show” on 4/27. And the must-see Mystic Knights of the Cobra will be in NYC and New Jersey from 4/21-4/24, too. The Cobras toured with FBHT in 2008. Hmmm.

Of course —>ALL OF THIS IS SPECULATION<— and only the Lushie Gods know when and if they will play, and who knows what could happen, but there are many possibilities! Now, if there’s a Kevin Preston (guitarist for the Foxies) or Jason Freese (he’s been known to play sax with them) sighting or if Billie Joe’s hair of a sudden turns blond, we’ll know for certain that something is afoot.

Other than that, I suggest checking Twitter feeds uh… religiously… during the opening week of American Idiot (last preview is Monday 4/19; show opens on Tuesday 4/20 (International Pot and Lushotology Holy Day) and the last show that week takes place on Saturday, 4/25) in order to keep abreast of any last second show announcements. Cause that’s how the Hot Tubs roll: at the last second and on the sly. Can’t let Warner Brothers know EXACTLY where the Foxboro Hot Tubs will show up! lol. And the Rev never says anything that he doesn’t mean. Right? Right??

If a show does happen sometime during Opening Week of American Idiot, Billie Joe noted in the interview that a prerequisite of the Foxies is “more people onstage than are actually in the band,” and Tre stated that there also must be “more beer than air” and Mike insisted on a low ceiling. New York Lushies are willing and able to commune onstage with beer under low ceilings! No worries about any of those prerequisites!

Get thee to a … bit of guilt

Actually, I’d like to say one other thing: There were a few people that I chatted with after the interview aired who were talking about heading to NYC for the Foxies without even knowing if the band were actually going to play. The only problem with that is that they are much-O brok-O right now and can’t afford to come that week but would love the chance to worship with the Foxies. They would be awfully disappointed if they traveled to NYC on a shoestring and a miraculous sighting of the Holy Fathers did not apparate (wait, how did Harry Potter get in here?) at some time in a New York Lushotologist’s future. So, don’t tease the Lushie Nuns unless you’re gonna do it. It would be scandalous to the Church!

I’m applying the guilt found above more so in the form of a fetish dungeon then in the form of a “guilty religion” dungeon, so I’m pretty sure that I’m not breaking any tenets of the Church of Lushotology. If, of course, there were any Lushotology tenets besides drinking to break.

Whatever happens,  NYC is waiting.

A Call to the Lushie Nuns

Won’t you, oh Lushie Nuns, add your supplications for an appearance in the NY/NJ area in the comments? Remember, make them Lushly!


It’s Lushotology with John Roecker and Kryssi Kay!

I’ve been meaning to highlight another Snoo that I met in England (see “Los Luchadors and Las Luchadoras“), Kryssi Kay. Kryssi was pulled onstage during Green Day’s show at London’s O2 on October 24th when Billie Joe excitedly saw her in her Snoo mask during “21st Century Breakdown.”

Green Day – 21st Century Breakdown – London, October 24th featuring Kryssi Kay at 4:03 as the “Snoo”

It's Lushotology!

Kryssi has her own Zazzle site and she’s got some nice merchandise. You can use the image to the left to meditate on the wise words and actions of the Reverend Strychnine Twitch and the Church of Lushotology. For wise words from the Reverend (ok, it’s not the REAL Reverend, but some wise words happen anyway), check out this Facebook page.

Speaking of Lushotology, John Roecker, the mad punk genius and Black Pope of the Church of Lushotology, has created a video all about the Church and its “tenets.” You can watch that below.

Afterwards, head on over to Roecker’s new Svengali World site to watch his ongoing episodic detective series featuring him and Tim Armstrong while your at it. Just know that it’s not safe for work! Catch up with the all of the episodes at Home of Svengali World on Facebook.

What is the Church of Lushotology with John Roecker


More Foxboro Hot Tubs from London

Blood, Sex and Booze – Foxboro Hot Tubs

Partybiene uploaded several videos from the Foxboro Hot Tub’s secret show in London from November 1, including the rendition of “Blood, Sex, and Booze” above. Head on over to view a few more videos from this once in a lifetime show.

FBHT in Kerrang

Wild Night in London Town - Foxboro Hot Tubs

By the way, there are a number of inaccuracies in the article, but the pictures are nice.

*Scan courtesy of shadowgirl1 at the GDC


Highlights From The Breakdown: A Quick One While He’s Away

A conversation on Facebook comparing Green Day’s two shows at Madison Square Garden back in July and their two shows at London’s O2 in October prompted me to think of Green Day’s version of The Who’s “A Quick One While He’s Away.” Four people, including me, had seen all four shows and except for one, agreed that while both second nights were better, (because the second night is always better), we felt that London’s 2nd show was the winner for various reasons. However, Dawn, who I’ve mentioned before, had one caveat: Green Day’s performance of “A Quick One While He’s Away,” from the second show at Madison Square Garden.

This performance took MSG by surprise because no one in their right mind expected it. The song is one of four bonus tracks from the iTunes release of 21st Century Breakdown and unless you had that album version (the CD and I believe the vinyl versions have different bonus tracks) you were kinda lost as to what was going on.

I remember being a little nervous at the hesitant start for the band. It’s a long and slightly complicated song and who knows how many times they had actually rehearsed it. After a few bars they let go and went with it and I realized that what I was seeing was a very rare performance, especially since Billie Joe noted that it was the first (and probably the last) time that they had performed it. There may be good reason for that as the crowd took a while to warm up to it but I am not sure if the audience ever completely got into it. I did, but I was in the pit, behind one row of bodies and I was pretty damned happy with having heard it live at least once.

So, I got to thinking about the performance and wanted to watch it again, so I’ve posted it below. It’s not the best of videos, but it is the entire seven minute song:

Fast forward to that ficticious band, the Foxboro Hot Tubs, and their gig in London on November 1st. The Foxies (my silly pet name for them) broke the song out and repeated the ‘You Are Forgiven’ a billion times. Here they are having a crazy time with it and the two versions, from, um, two different bands, is like night and day. There are three short “A Quick One” clips on Youtube from the secret show in London and the clip below is the longest one. All of them are very short, which probably had something to do with booze.


Foxboro Hot Tubs Crazy in London

A few videos from last night’s mayhem from the Foxboro Hot Tubs. For those who were able to go, I salute you. I understand that they played the entire Stop, Drop and Roll album once, then ran out of songs, so did the song “Stop, Drop, and Roll” seven times, “Ruby Room” twice, “A Quick One,” “Supermodel Robots” (from The Network), “Johnny B. Goode,” “Blitzkrieg Pop,” and “Blood, Sex, and Booze.” The set lasted until it stopped, and an epic time was had by all.

From the GDC, here’s a link to an NME article on the gig.

“Dark Side of the Night”
From Elmo the Idiot.

“27th Street Shuffle.”
From Elmo the Idiot.

“Mother Mary”
From Elmo the Idiot.

Sorry that the links were messed up earlier. I’m still posting from my iPhone and it’s not easy!

There’s also a host of other vids at Elmo the Idiot’s YouTube Channel.
Thank you, Monkeyboy, for helping us worship!


Live from London

The Rev in London

Foxboro Hot Tubs Secret Show, 2:30 AM

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3869637&id=605682847#/photo.php?pid=3881809&id=605682847

Hopefully you’ll be able to see the FB pic live from London at about 2:30AM

Photo by Beth Wieman.


Stop Drop and Roll and Mother Mary

Excellent videos found through the GDC of Stop Drop and Roll and Mother Mary in Manchester:


Stop, Drop and Roll


Mother Mary
The Reverend Strychnine Twitch introduces himself at the beginning.


Foxies at Manchester

First YouTube of the Foxboro Hot Tubs live in Manchester. Found by The Guy called Kill… from the GDC.


Church of Wishful Thinking One Week Too Late

Alas, the Reverend Twitch and his Cohorts have announced a session of Lushotology worship this coming Sunday at midnight right after they play Wembley. 600 lucky Foxboro Hot Tubs fans will party like there’s no tomorrow. The gig is at the Relentless Garage in London and from what I understand, you have to get a wristband first and over 18s only.

Have fun all of you lucky Alligators!

STINGGGGGG!