Finally, The Faint are back! They play the Wiltern on Monday Wednesday the 3rd 5th. The last time I saw The Faint I didn’t actually see them; they were playing The Smell downtown, which is basically an overgrown hallway with cool art, great bands, an amazing proprietor and awesome vegan food. The band was at one end of the long, narrow venue, and I was at the other end, standing on tip-toes at five-foot-one. Suffice to say I only *heard* the music that night, and didn’t actually SEE anything. But what I heard was still awesome.
So I’m not only thrilled they’ll be playing, but to ice the cake–oh hell, to throw a whole ‘nother cake into the party–Dr. Dooom (that’s Kool Keith, people, the guy who founded Ultramagnetic MC’s) will be opening. Opening? Really? Seems like they should share equal billing. But hey, I ain’t complaining. Add local awesome noizepunkers Mika Miko and this show will get music nerds slobbering.
So, you want tickets? Tell me your favorite line from a Kool Keith, UMCs, or Dr. Octagon or Dr. Doom rap. We’ll pick a lucky winner to get tickets.