Kissy Kamikaze at Crash Mansion

With songs like "New York City Girl" and "Fuck L.A." there will always be a place for Kissy Kamikaze on my MP3 player—and my heart. They are four New York fanatics: Andy Shaw on bass, Miss Carrie on drums, Suzy Hotrod on guitar and Tibbie X pilots the head. She's also their lead vocalist. Andy Shaw runs the Shaw Promotion mailing list and that's where I read about his band. I never know for certain how I'm going to plan my week until I get that e-mail blast on Tuesdays. The least I could do to show my gratitude was come to a live performance. I wasn't disappointed!

I found it a challenge to hold my camera still with their catchy music all up in my ear canal and whatnot. I had to resist the urge to dance; I tapped my foot as a compromise. I enjoyed their shit is what I'm trying to convey. They looked like they were enjoying it too. When I go see a performance I can't have a good time unless I can tell the performers are having fun. The crowd needs to feed off their energy so that they could feed off the crowd and together create a FEEDBACK LOOP OF AWESOME.

This all went down at Crash Mansion—a very nice venue. I encourage other bands to scout the location for their own gigs. The acoustics are great and there's a lot of room to hang out and do whatever. Getting there is easy; there are multiple points of entry if you ride the subway. The staff was personable and just the right level of flirty.

Even better, on my way over I passed by New Museum. I keep forgetting about that place. I might go there this coming Saturday.


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Bonus Video

"Fuck L.A." by Kissy Kamikaze Edited by Kevin Rankin for Rock n Reel Prod.

New York photographer, party mammal, and Internet troll for hire. Alain-Christian is an OG who’s been blogging for over 20 years dating back to the early days of AOL. He loves sharing his offbeat opinions on pop culture, bestowing his tech knowledge, and making arts.