You may have seen some of my earlier posts about the Adams Avenue Street Fair, and how excited I was to play it. I had the distinct pleasure of playing drums again with Javier Escovedo and the City Lights on the Casbah Stage this afternoon, and the day was even more fun and music-filled than I had hoped! Pre-show with Javier Escovedo I was happily surprised that I arrived in time to catch the band before us, Flaggs. I’d seen Flaggs before at the Tower Bar in City Heights, so I wasn’t the least surprised that their set was as good as it was. I’m including video footage of an instrumental by the band (which consists of Lindsay Lee, Franco, Philip, and Dagart), as well as “Got You Down”. The whole set was super solid and rocking, and I’ll be catching them again as soon as possible if I have anything to say about it! The only part I don’t like about drumming with Javier Escovedo and the City Lights is that I can’t be in the crowd filming it, but that’s a great problem to have! I am always thrilled to play drums with this awesome band (which includes Javier, Tom Kitsos, Xavier Roji Anaya, and the newest City Light - David Robles). I saw a slew of cameras clicking and filming though, so I’m hoping footage surfaces before too long. Besides playing all the songs from the City Lights (Folc Records) cd, we also played the Zeros classic, “Wimp”, and “Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White” (a Standells song often covered by the Zeros). David Robles had it easy, since he got to stay onstage and play the next set with his exciting new band, Madly (highly recommended!). Thanks to everyone who made today so fun. Javier Escovedo and the City Lights will be doing an in-store at M-Theory on Saturday, October 4, and then opening for The King Khan & BBQ Show at the Casbah on October 6. Much, much more coming from this band! Thanks, as always, for staying tuned in!