Friday photo recap: Weird, wonderful & a lil’ bit Kuntry at Oracle Tavern


Thanks so much everyone who came out to the second Sean Carnage Fridays concert at Oracle Tavern last night, October 14, 2022.

A big shout out to all the attendees—we appreciate you, my friends, SO much!

Sean Carnage Fridays Oracle Tavern October 14 2022 Banny Grove Ziemba Glen Meadmore STUNTDRIVER

Banny Grove’s Louise & Tootsie. Photo: Sean Carnage.

The bands were phenomenal. I hope you enjoyed each one: Banny Grove, Ziemba, Glen Meadmore & his Kuntry Band and STUNTDRIVER.

The night got off to a scary start. Cinespia was screening The Craft across the street at L.A. State Historic Park, so the road was full of adult trick-or-treaters darting through traffic. Vampires, skeletons, monsters of all kinds… Really put me in the Halloween frame of mind for the first time this season. But the parking—or lack thereof—aye yai yai.

Fortunately my hubby, Ryan, set up the show stuff like a pro while I looked for parking. Amazing accomplishment since this was only his second show. Ryan also took some of the photos below, and was the best helper all night long.

Fun fact: Oracle Tavern is the loveliest place for a show—such a vibe! I’m really grateful to be able to host there. Many thanks to Taylor (who ran the bar and drummed for Banny Grove) and Frankie (and Jay) who kept us all refreshed.

Kyle Mabson is the greatest DJ. Full stop. One minute he’s playing Christopher Cross’ yacht rock classic, “Sailing.” Next he’s segueing into hip hop on his way to Mudvayne. It’s memes as music, or vice versa. Pop-musical free association with no limits. I love you Kyle. Thanks so much for doing what you do.

Check out the photos below. I think I need a better camera! Ugh. (Posting all the decades-old Cleveland photos from the ’90s, Y2K and early Oughties—taken on disposable drugstore cameras—and they are better than my iPhone camera? Seriosuly!? Has technology really progressed?)

AND DON’T MISS THE NEXT SHOW….

Friday, November 11 with RIG, NOÏ ROCK, A Lovely Sort Of Death and Paul Lai at Oracle Tavern, 8pm. Poster at the end of this post.

You can find full details for all upcoming Fridays on the Shows page

November is going to be a real celebration: it marks TWENTY YEARS in Los Angeles for me. Can you believe it? I barely can. I am so grateful for the the friendship, the music and the purpose I’ve found here.

See you there?

Enjoy the pics…

Sean Carnage Fridays Oracle Tavern October 14 2022 Banny Grove Ziemba Glen Meadmore STUNTDRIVER

Banny Grove takes the stage. They wove a musical spell that immediately drew everyone in. Photo: Ryan Cameron.

Banny Grove’s Taylor & Louise. Photo: Carnage.

Sean Carnage Fridays Oracle Tavern October 14 2022 Banny Grove Ziemba Glen Meadmore STUNTDRIVER

Peter guitarring for Banny. Photo: Carnage.

Sean Carnage Fridays Oracle Tavern October 14 2022 Banny Grove Ziemba Glen Meadmore STUNTDRIVER

What a wonderful gathering of friends new & old! Photo: Carnage.

Sean Carnage Fridays Oracle Tavern October 14 2022 Banny Grove Ziemba Glen Meadmore STUNTDRIVER

Photo: Carnage.

Sean Carnage Fridays Oracle Tavern October 14 2022 Banny Grove Ziemba Glen Meadmore STUNTDRIVER

DJ Kyle Mabson beat-matching in the lounge. Photo: Carnage.

Sean Carnage Fridays Oracle Tavern October 14 2022 Banny Grove Ziemba Glen Meadmore STUNTDRIVER

Ziemba’s René Kladzyk with L.A.-based guitarist Jay Heiselmann guesting. Photo: Cameron

Sean Carnage Fridays Oracle Tavern October 14 2022 Banny Grove Ziemba Glen Meadmore STUNTDRIVER

Ziemba. Photo: Carnage.

Sean Carnage Fridays Oracle Tavern October 14 2022 Banny Grove Ziemba Glen Meadmore STUNTDRIVER

Ziemba. Photo: Carnage.

Sean Carnage Fridays Oracle Tavern October 14 2022 Banny Grove Ziemba Glen Meadmore STUNTDRIVER

Ziemba… ‘It feels good to jump around.’ Photo: Carnage.

Sean Carnage Fridays Oracle Tavern October 14 2022 Banny Grove Ziemba Glen Meadmore STUNTDRIVER

Ziemba. Photo: Carnage.

Sean Carnage Fridays Oracle Tavern October 14 2022 Banny Grove Ziemba Glen Meadmore STUNTDRIVER

Ziemba. Photo: Carnage.

Sean Carnage Fridays Oracle Tavern October 14 2022 Banny Grove Ziemba Glen Meadmore STUNTDRIVER

Glen Meadmore & friend. Photo: Carnage.

Sean Carnage Fridays Oracle Tavern October 14 2022 Banny Grove Ziemba Glen Meadmore STUNTDRIVER

Glen Meadmore & Edward Stapleton from Nervous Gender Reloaded. Photo: Carnage.

Sean Carnage Fridays Oracle Tavern October 14 2022 Banny Grove Ziemba Glen Meadmore STUNTDRIVER

Glen Meadmore & his Kuntry Band. Photo: Cameron

Sean Carnage Fridays Oracle Tavern October 14 2022 Banny Grove Ziemba Glen Meadmore STUNTDRIVER

Glean Meadmore. Photo: Carnage.

Sean Carnage Fridays Oracle Tavern October 14 2022 Banny Grove Ziemba Glen Meadmore STUNTDRIVER

Glen Meadmore, David Kendrick, Dean Opseth. Photo: Carnage.

Sean Carnage Fridays Oracle Tavern October 14 2022 Banny Grove Ziemba Glen Meadmore STUNTDRIVER

David Kendrick has drummed in some of my favorite bands, including Gleaming Spires, Sparks & Devo! Photo: Carnage.

Sean Carnage Fridays Oracle Tavern October 14 2022 Banny Grove Ziemba Glen Meadmore STUNTDRIVER

Glen Meadmore. Photo: Carnage.

Sean Carnage Fridays Oracle Tavern October 14 2022 Banny Grove Ziemba Glen Meadmore STUNTDRIVER

Glean & his Kuntry Band. Photo: Cameron

Sean Carnage Fridays Oracle Tavern October 14 2022 Banny Grove Ziemba Glen Meadmore STUNTDRIVER

STUNTDRIVER is Kym Priess. Photo: Carnage.

Sean Carnage Fridays Oracle Tavern October 14 2022 Banny Grove Ziemba Glen Meadmore STUNTDRIVER

Eli got some ‘Nitecreme’ from STUNTDRIVER’S ‘The Influencer’ alterego. Now he’s a very decisive man! Photo: Carnage.

Sean Carnage Fridays Oracle Tavern October 14 2022 Banny Grove Ziemba Glen Meadmore STUNTDRIVER

Tookie in the house! Photo: Carnage.

Sean Carnage Fridays Oracle Tavern October 14 2022 Banny Grove Ziemba Glen Meadmore STUNTDRIVER

STUNTDRIVER. Photo: Carnage.

Sean Carnage Fridays Oracle Tavern October 14 2022 Banny Grove Ziemba Glen Meadmore STUNTDRIVER

Look at all these friends! Hi, Mary! Photo: Carnage.

Sean Carnage Fridays Oracle Tavern October 14 2022 Banny Grove Ziemba Glen Meadmore STUNTDRIVER

STUNTDRIVER. Photo: Carnage.

Sean Carnage Fridays Oracle Tavern October 14 2022 Banny Grove Ziemba Glen Meadmore STUNTDRIVER

STUNTDRIVER works the room. Photo: Carnage.

Don’t miss the next one:

Sean Carnage Oracle Tavern November 11 2022 Rig NOÏ ROCK A Lovely Sort Of Death Paul Lai Dizparity Taiwan

Friday 11.11.22 at Oracle Tavern RIG, NOÏ ROCK (400 Blows + Federation X supergroup from L.A.), A Lovely Sort Of Death, Paul Lai (of the legendary Upsilon Acrux) & special guest DJ Dizparity from Taipei, Taiwan working his magic before, during & after the bands.

Get the full details on the Shows page

Read more:

My evening with Glen Meadmore, the queer King of Kuntry

Banny Grove: ‘A classic but hard-to-find flavor’ at Oracle Tavern this Friday

René Kladzyk unleashes Ziemba, her ‘Tender Monster’

STUNTDRIVER’s iconic ‘Red Road’ to redemption

…And we’re back! ‘Friends & Family Reunion’ photos from Fridays at Oracle Tavern

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