The Official Blog Of The Glam Slam Big Haired Bad Boys Out Of Omaha, NE, 3D In Your Face

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Hairy Bandito Chronicles pt. 4 "As The Cold Sets In".

Hello everybody out there in blogland.  It is time for my favorite part of the week.  It is time for HAIR IN THE AIR, The Official Blog of 3D In Your Face.  Sorry I left you a little high and dry last week.  Some of my brothers from OFFICIALLY TERMINATED, the original Rock N Roll outfit I joined at the tender age of 18, were in town and we got busy catching up on some old times.  Actually I was tried to talk the singer Eric Hansen into guest writing my blog and he shot me down over and over again much like he shot down our friendship, over and over again.  HAHA.  I am back this week and things have been going so well I am excited to catch you up.  Before I get to the good stuff I want to thank you all again for the best summer tour 3D In Your Face has ever had.  We took a week off to regroup and we have launched into our fall/winter tour.  Two weeks ago we resumed our residency at The 21st Saloon.  Every Friday night we will be throwing the wildest, loudest, craziest Rock N Roll party Omaha has ever seen.  We have launched a new 3D In Your Face VIP Table at The 21st Saloon.  Troy (Phase 2) has official begun mix down on the new record, so we are one step closer.  If you have been to any of our shows these last two weeks you have heard some of our new material.  Songs like "Squeeze Me Dry", "Friday Night (Time We Had Our Fun)", "I Still Believe In Rock N Roll", and the title track "Midnight Devils".  We have also been nominated for another Omaha Entertainment and Arts Award.  Thanks for all your votes.  Things are going great and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.  I love being surrounded by you die-hard, heavy metal, HAIR IN THE AIR, Rock N Roll fanatics.

Now on to the good stuff.  The reason why you all came here.  I know it has been quite some time since The Hairy Banditos have surfaced.  I have been getting messages and emails asking if the guys are alright, if anything has happened to them, if they have left the continental United States.  It just so happens Hairy J. Bandito and the boys have been just as busy us, if not more.  If you need to catch up on The Hairy Bandito Chronicles just click here 1, 2, and 3.  That should bring you up to speed.  Lets join our masked shirtless friends way out there on that lonely lonely road.

The Hairy Bandito Chronicles pt. 4
As The Cold Sets In.
The summer is now over and the fall is upon us.  The weather is changing much like the world as we know it.  Evil has begun to rear it's ugly head again.  Where have our heroes The Hairy Banditos been?  The answer truly lies in the question.  The Banditos have been around us all along.  They have been watching ever step and guiding our journeys.  You might not always see our masked heroes but trust me when I tell you, they are always vigilant.  Keepers of the silent code of justice and honor passed down to them from their ancestors.  Much like the valiant knights of old, these strange shirtless protectors have been watching the streets at night.  Guarding the unguardable.  They have been cleaning out the trash and making the world brighter one city at time.  
But evil is always present and always changing.  Hairy J. Bandito and his band of brothers soon will face their biggest foe yet.  A foe that will not only take them to the limits of their strength but test ever fiber of their being.  This evil force has been brought to light by laziness, greed, negativity, anger, hatred, and fear.  An over whelming force that seeks to crush our heroes and anyone else that gets in it's way.  This evil has no name, it has no face, it has no preference.  The darkness is out there and it's coming straight for you.  Will you have the strength to push on and survive?  Will you have the power to stand up against the forces of evil?  The Banditos will be there but they may not be enough. 
Our day of reckoning is upon us.  This is a call to action.  The Banditos need your help in this fight.  Will you join them or will you go down with the ship?  The choice is yours and yours alone.  So you must choose wisely.  What can you do?  Take a stand.  Fight back.  It's time to make your voice heard.  No mask or incredibly nice french cut shorts needed.  A positive attitude is the greatest weapon in this fight.  A frown can kill thousands but a smile can bring the dead back to life.  A "No" leads to certain death but a "Yes" can lead to eternal life.  No creed, no race, no color, NO BARRIERS.  Together we are united as one against the evils that try and hold us down.  
Today you are all deemed Official Banditos.  This is a day that you will remember for the rest of your life.  Wear it with pride because the next person you see could change your life in some way.  Honor the code.  Let truth and justice prevail.   The Hairy Banditos will always be with you but now it's your turn to change the world.  THE HAIRY BANDITOS RIDE!
Now if that's not inspirational I don't know what is.  WOOOO.  3D In Your Face is back and ready for some action this weekend.  Friday, Sept. 27th we will be picking up our residency at The 21st Saloon, on 96th and L st. in Omaha, NE.  Our sponsor for the show is The Strip Club Choppers and they will be hosting a "last fling" motorcycle show in the parking lot of The 21st Saloon.  Get those bikes out for one last hurrah.  Our 3D In Your Face VIP Table is still available this week for only $100.  Email me at  Saturday, Sept. 28th we will be making the road trip to Lincoln, NE to play one of our favorite clubs Cappy's Hot Spot on 48th and Hwy. 2.  This is has been deemed an official headbanger ball party by Cappy's.  So dust off those old KISS t-shirts and leather pants because Saturday night we are going to get a little wild.  Show starts at 9 PM.  We can't wait to see each and everyone of you.  



Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Birthday Celebration. HAIR IN THE AIR turns 1

Hello every one and welcome to HAIR IN THE AIR, The Official Blog for 3D In Your Face.  I have a very special blog for you this week, but I say that every week.  This week HAIR IN THE AIR is celebrating it's one year birthday.  That's right one year ago today I decided that you people really didn't know enough about me and 3D In Your Face so you needed a weekly blog.  I actually was reading a book at the time about indie musicians and going along with the books advice I decided I needed my own blog.  After one whole year of blogging I have published 49 blogs, with 8,000 viewers from around the world including Germany, France, Russia and the UK.  My goal with this blog was simply to give you a first hand look at what we as a band go through on a week to week basis. I wanted HAIR IN THE AIR to be down-to-earth, no BS, and most of all fun. Although it takes a little time each week to write and publish these blogs, I have been very happy with the results.  Most of all I am happy to have made some new friends along the way.  Thank  you to each and everyone of you for all the love and support, for reading this blog, sharing it, and making it a success.  I couldn't do any of this without you.  I was thinking of pulling back my weekly blogs to twice a month after the first year but this has become such a huge part of my life I don't think I can do that to you.  HAHA. Blogger for life.

Enough about the past lets move right on to the good stuff.  Summer 2013 has come to an end and that means we need to shake things up a bit.  This Friday, Sept. 13th we are coming back home to Omaha and will begin our residency at The 21st Saloon.  Things have changed.  We are a year older and a year wiser and that means we have to step up our game for you.  Our goal as a band has always been to make our shows bigger, louder, and wilder than any other band out there (minus KISS).  For this new residency we are taking things to another level.  I know for a fact no other band in Omaha will be throwing a crazy party like this for their fans.  I just got the word from Hot Rod that a new lighting system has been placed inside of The 21st Saloon.  This word gets tossed around a lot but he simply said "Epic", when describing the new U-shaped crowd lighting. Also we spent most of our time off between tours learning a bunch of new songs.  We have roughly 12 new songs that we will be strategically implementing into our new show.  We will be playing song from the new record as well as some new cover tunes that I know you will like.

Along with the new lights and new stage show we will again be implementing a weekly sponsor in order to turn these Friday night shows into the kind of events you would expect from a 3D In Your Face show.  Our first sponsor is Chasta and Dave Cashatt (IN YOUR FACE!).  For their dedication and support they won the 21st Saloon Friday Night Road Show Contest.  They will be awarded the very first 3D In Your Face VIP table.  The new 3D In Your Face VIP table will be available starting Sept 27th.  For $100 you received front row seats, 6 guest passes, 12 drink tickets, a signed 8 x 10 and tour poster, and a meet and greet with the band before the show. If you add it up this is a smoking deal.  We will also be giving away two tickets to Bret Michaels at The Stir Cove on Sept. 13th.  My radio station The Big O 101.9 has been gracious enough to give us two free tickets and we want to give them to you.  All you have to do is sign up and be present to win.  The drawing will be on our second break right before the third set of the night.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHASTA.

In other news, my post last week about my ankle received the most views out of any blog I have ever written.  I'm not sure if it was the painted toe nails or the gruesome foot picture but thank you.  I really appreciate all the love and support.  I am well on my way to making a full recovery and I will certainly be ready for this Friday's show.  They keep telling me I have to take it easy but I know when those lights go down and those amps start humming that there will be no turning back.  A special thanks to my doctor for getting me back in fighting health.

I am also proud to announce that because of you the fans 3D In Your Face has been nominated for best cover band in The 2013 Omaha Arts and Entertainment Awards.  We will be attending the ceremony again and will be going full on HAIR IN THE AIR.  I will have more news and updates when I get them.  Thanks for all the votes.

Don't forget to check out my radio show of the same name HAIR IN THE AIR, every Saturday night from 8 pm to 10 pm on The Big O 101.9.  Please send me some of that facebook love baby.



Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Good, The Bad, and The Painted Toe Nails.

Hello everyone out there in heavy metal land.  Welcome to HAIR IN THE AIR, The Official Blog of 3D In Your Face.  My name is SPADE, and you are now in my world.  I hope you have some fun.  If you are just catching up with us, boy what a whirlwind summer you missed.  This was the busiest summer tour season that we as a band have ever had.  We played close to 25 shows from June 1st to Sept. 1st, all around the Midwest to thousands of rabid 80's Rock N Roll fanatics.  I personally want to thank each and everyone of you that came out and spent your hard earned money to see 3D In Your Face perform.  I want to thank all of the radio stations, newspapers, and TV stations for all the love.  I want to thank all the new friends we have made along the way.  The summer of 2013 will go down as the funnest summer I have ever had.  Unfortunately all good things must come to an end and make way for something even better.  Luckily we have this week off from playing.  Our vacation starts now, but there is no time to rest.  This week we are back in 3D Studios preparing for the next phase of "The Midnight Devils Tour".  Starting on Friday Sept. 13th we will be returning to our home base and our residency at The 21st Saloon on 96th and L st. in Omaha.  Every Friday night we will be throwing the wildest party Omaha has ever seen.  I can personally guarantee you that there is nothing like this going in Omaha.  Every Friday night The 21st Saloon is going to be the place to be and be seen.  The beautiful thing is that you are all invited and you are all getting the inside scoop by reading my blog.  COUNT IT.  I just got the word that we will be putting in a brand new light show, we are adding more originals from the new record, we are adding new covers, and we are inviting anyone that wants to support us to be a sponsor.  So if you are someone or know someone that is interested in getting some free publicity hit me up and we will make this happen.  Also starting on Sept. 20th we will be introducing the brand new 3D In Your Face VIP Table.  Every Friday we will be offering up the best seat in the house.  For the low price of $100 we will not only reserve you a front row table but we will also supply you with 12 complimentary drink tickets, 6 guest passes, an autographed 8 x 10 and tour flyer, and a personal meet and great with the band before the show.  How cool is that?  This is a first come first serve basis.  All you have to do is email me at for more information and available dates.  

Now that I have the business side of the coin flipped over lets get to the fun stuff.  I wasn't going to write a blog this week and try and enjoy my vacation but I just can't stay away from you wonderful people.  So here is my little recap of our last three shows.  Friday we were in Lincoln for the Totally Rad 80's Run at The Salt Dogs Stadium and let me tell you it was HOT.  The runners looked good and one of my friends even participated in the race.  I have played a lot of shows in a lot of different weather but this was probably the hottest show I have ever played.  So on this tour I have played the coldest show in Norfolk with Warrant at 48 degrees and the hottest in Lincoln at a staggering 100 degrees.  I woke up on the bus Saturday all by myself which was very cool.  We were at Septemberfest in Omaha.  The show was great but the bus ride afterward was legendary.  As soon as the trailer door shut a storm started to roll in.  We knew it was going to be a bumpy ride but we had no idea.  While heading north on I-29 we met the storm head on.  I was riding up front and blam it hit us.  It was raining so hard that the windows of the bus whited out for a few seconds.  I thought that was it we were all goners.  Luckily Hot Rod is a seasoned driver, he slowed down and we cruised right out of the rain.  I had made my peace right there on the bus (not the first time).  We made it to Sutherland by 5 AM and the stars were out welcoming us to this quite Iowa town.

The real story happened Sunday night.  We began our show as usual and everything was going great.  I was doing jump, high kicks, atomic hip thrust, you name it.  On the third song of the second set I was doing one of my trademark spin moves and I rolled my ankle into the space where the two trailers meet.  It made one of those sounds you can hear over a rock band a full volume.  I though "That's it I broke my ankle".  We had to keep going.  I didn't tell anybody until or set break.  I pulled Chappy aside and said I needed help I rolled my ankle and I don't know if I can do the rest of the show.  He grabbed Mike our new lighting guy and a roll of yellow gaff tape and took me to the bus (the operating room).  The pulled my shoe off, put a paper towel around my ankle and wrapped the whole thing up tight like a Christmas package.  A nice smack to the ass and a "Get back in there" and we were playing again.  Luckily for me the adrenaline pulled me through and I finished the set and help load out all of our equipment.  A few hours later we were on the road.  

I have always kind of thought of myself as indestructible.   I seem to have one of those go, go, go mentalities.  After the "Ankle Roll Heard Round The World", I can only go one speed, LIMPY.  Ha ha, no wise cracks.  This story is one for the books.  As I said before I am lucky we have a week off.  For the last two days I have done nothing but sit in a chair and ice my ankle.  Boring.  But everyone has been asking how the ankle feels and it's great to know so many people care.  You want to know how it feels?  It feels great.  I am tough.  Give me a few days and I will be back to %100 percent.  Just sit back and relax for once.