I’m pretty sure I discovered Queen Caveat last year, when they were known as StolenPlayer and played a random gig at Crane’s, my favorite Hollywood bar. This year, they pinned down a line-up, started playing regular gigs, released their first EP, Emptor…and I started going to all of their shows…they are that amazing live. Look for them to blow up in the next couple of years! But as one great thing begins, another must end. In November I went to the final night at Crane’s before it was relocated to Costa Rica. So many amazing memories at that place, that final night included.
This week has definitely been a good week for music. One of my favorite shows was Queen Caveat at The Viper Room. Tuesday night, after catching The Lonely Forest at Spaceland, I sprinted to the Viper Room to see one of my very fave LA bands, Queen Caveat. I got to the venue in time to see the last 2-3 songs of Har Mar Superstar. For those of you who know nothing of Har Mar Superstar, I’d highly recommend you check the spectacle out. As for my thoughts…well I’m still processing. I’m not fully sure I’ve registered all that I saw up there on that stage.
But most of that was forgotten as soon as the Queen Caveat set began. It only took the first few notes of “In My Bed” to have me whisked away to that happy place I tend to find myself in when listening to my favorite music performed live. I stayed in said happy place for the remainder of the set, which included several of my fave QC songs including a newer song called “Bullet” that I’ve had in my head ever since it was performed at Nico Vega’s Witch Hunt. They also brought the house down with a brilliant cover of Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name” which you really just have to see.
The night ended, as they so often do, standing around outside The Viper Room. I managed to snag a Queen Caveat set list and got the band to sign it so that one day I’ll be able to say “I knew them when”.
If you want to get to know them too, as you should, check out their EP “Emptor” on ITunes and keep up with my concert calendar as I try not to miss a Queen Caveat show.
as for a clip from the Har Mar Superstar set that night…before the pants came off…
Last Thursday night, The Viper Room played host to Queen Caveat’s EP release party. Finally, we have some music to listen to from one of my new favorite bands! I have been overindulging all weekend. The EP, entitled Emptor, is available on ITunes…I would highly recommend one checking it out…