The Tsunami Bomb charity reunion at the Phoenix in Petaluma last year. I thought I'd never get to see them live, since they broke up after I found out about them through the PS2 RPG, Disgaea.
The Action Design opened, which is the new band Emily Whitehurst and Matt McKenzie formed post-TB. Nothington followed, which was formed by other former TB members; their singer sucked ass, but they sounded great otherwise. Kind of amazing to be opening for yourself, I think. Next came The New Trust, who I'd never heard of, and I ended up buying their two CDs that night because I liked that their lead singer plays a mean bassline, which is what I've been trying to accomplish. Then, of course, TB got on and destroyed the place. At the end of the show, Liz Beidelman from Lucky Strike, for whom the charity was intended, came on stage with her arm in a sling and sang Lemonade with Emily Whitehurst.
It was a great show, and I was deaf in one ear for the rest of the night.
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