Monday night football has taken back their reign of Monday parties, but what do you do after the game? Once a month Mic Dangerously of Zen Robbi rolls out his party circus for “Another night with Mic Dangerously”at diPiazza’s. Billed as a non stop party with bands playing acoustic sets, cheap drinks and pizza.
Split Decision started the night just after the Dallas Cowboys squeaked out a victory over the Washington Redskins. This Split Decision formed in 2009, members Jason Minnix, Justin Zerwekh and Eric Guetterman were unaware that their name had already been used in the Long Beach/Orange County area. With the blessing of the former Split Decision, the lads have carried on and recently released an EP showcasing there blend of OC Punk Rock n Roll. Mixing originals with covers Jason and Justin played an inspired set of Mike Ness caliber. “Hey Jealousy” and “Blue Suede Shoes” were definitely the crowd favorites. Original “Too Fast to Love” closed the set giving the crowd a glimpse of what Split Decision has in store for their future.
November Blessing a.k.a. Randy Romance the youtube, myspace darling received the slot just before Mic Dangerously to keep the party going. Unfortunately for November Blessing the vocals were hard to hear over the mix that was playing and the guitar. It wasn’t until almost mid way through the set that many in the crowd noticed that someone was on stage performing. This was about the time that numerous people started comparing November Blessing to Depeche Mode. “Far From Home”. “Storms” and “Just the Start” were very well received by the crowd. Proving why Rockband has already slotted November Blessing for the upcoming PS3 and X-Box games.
By the time Mic Dangerously took the stage you could feel the party winding down. Mic opened with “Champagne”, usually one of the crowd favorites. Tonight though something seemed to be missing and that something became apparent as the show progressed. The usual camp sing along atmosphere was nowhere in sight. Neither was Mic’s band mate and party creator Timmy Too Tall. That’s what was missing there was no one revving the crowd up in a frenzy. Mic played his hits “Nova Scotia”, “Naked and Famous” and a wonderful rendition of Elvis which he dedicated to his guitar. The Disney cover of “King Louie” was amazing as usual but there was no denying the set lacked its usual fire. After the 420 fans requested their theme song “Roach Clip” everyone in the place finally realized what was missing. The ensuing phone call to Timmy Too Tall over the PA system was with out question the highlight of this set. Where was he, at Buffalo Hot Wings no where near Long Beach. Mic concluded his set and took the party over for shots, beers and smokes putting an end to another Monday night with Mic Dangerously just as it had started with a last second win by the home team. This team being the bartenders at diPiazza’s.