“Punk rock karaoke is awesome! According to my punk rock aficionado friend Vince Velasco. Another friend, who will remain unnamed here, rang the bell saying, “Sounds lame.”
Blade it is certainly not.
Punk Rock Karaoke is not karaoke in the traditional sense. It’s great because you swing with legends from the punk rock scene. When I say legends, I am not exaggerating. Imagine yourself on an intimate stage as the lead vocalist for a group consisting of guitarist Greg Hetson of Bad Religion / Circle Jerks, guitarist Stan Lee of the Dickies, bassist Randy Bradbury of Pennywise and drummer Darrin Pfeiffer of Goldfinger.
This is what punk rock dreams are made of.
I was able to check it out recently at Gallagher’s Pub HB where the raw energy was beyond anything I expected and some of the karaoke singers were really, really good.
After the last song ended, I left the room with my heart still pounding and flooded with fond memories of my youth. The spirit of the evening was great and I always rejoice how great this unique experience is, right here in Southern California. I highly recommend it, even if you are too shy to go on stage and sing.