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Sunday, May 22, 2005

The Haves Have It

Portia, Dustin, and Jenn of The Haves Have It

The hype starts right here.

I was fortunate enough to witness the live debut of The Haves Have It during a house party in the Seward neighborhood last night. Up until last night, The Haves Have It had been little more than a rumor. For all I knew, they could have been conjoined twins playing polka covers of TV jingles. Well, they weren’t. Turns out, they were an honest-to-goddess rock band. And boy, did they ever rock! In fact, they blew the front of my pants right off! I feel stupid for not bootlegging the performance. I guess I’ll have to seize the next opportunity – Friday, August 12 at the Triple Rock, when they open for Tin Horns. What? A Friday show at the Triple Rock!? With the Tin Horns!? Well, you can’t say that The Haves Have It are wasting any time.

lazer.forever, a band featuring Dustin, the drummer from The Haves Have It, also played at the party. They rocked as well (even though the audience insisted on calling them Laser Tag or Lasik Surgery). They’re a very new band too, so it’ll also be interesting to see where they go.

Overall, I had a great time at the party. It was a lot of fun hobnobbing with “big shots” from the local scene (including Lori Barbero from Babes in Toyland). And talk about hospitality; they even provided non-alcoholic beverages just for me (in an attempt to embarrass me, Jenn marked giant X’s on the backs of my hands). Can’t wait for the show in August!

Portia and Jenn prepare for a monster riff.

Lazer Foreverrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.....

Safety is a cootie wootie.


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