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

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Do Zombies Enjoy KISS As Much As I Do?

Hello all you heavy metal maniacs out there in huge hair land.  Welcome back to HAIR IN THE AIR, The Official Blog of 3D In Your Face.  Week by week we keep getting closer to the day that our brand new album will be released.  I don't have a release date yet for you but I can tell you that today "Midnight Devils" (this is the album title) went to Ware House Studios in Omaha to be mastered today (10-29-13).  I'm not going to lie to you I have always wanted to say "yeah my album is being mastered".  It's kind of silly but hey, this is my blog I can be silly if I want to.  We had a blast last weekend with three one night-ers in a row.  Thank you to everyone that came out to support us as this tour rages on.  A special thanks to all those that dressed up like Sniper and I, (VA, Justin, and Sara).  To everyone else that came in costume you ROCKED OUR FACES OFF.  Speaking of costumes this Friday, Nov. 1st we are throwing a special Zombie Apocalypse Ball at The 21st Saloon with The Zombie research Society hosted by DJ House.  There will be a zombie costume contest, prizes, and giveaways. 
Friday, Nov. 1st Zombie Apocalypse Ball at The 21st Saloon.  Brought to you by Zombie Research Society.

Halloween 2013 is upon.  In a few days all the ghost, goblins, and demons will be coming out of the wood work for a little trick-or-treat action.  Halloween is always my favorite holiday mostly because I love to see everyone dressed up and ready for a good time.  For me Halloween seems to be a year round event.  Being in a band affords you the luxury of dressing up every night of the week.  You can act crazy and look even crazier and people don't seem to even mind.  Halloween changed for me when I was 15 years old.  Back in those lonely basement days at my parents house, I purchased a KISS makeup kit, a leisure suit and painted myself up as Gene Simmons for the very first time.  DRESSED TO KILL BABY.  Get it?  To top it off I carved a Gene Simmons Jack-O-Lantern and went out for a night of candy and mayhem.  I can tell you almost every year after I painted my face white and donned the mark of the hottest band in the world.  I did it for New Years Eve.  I did it for Fremont High Basketball Games.  I painted my face like KISS every chance I could get.  To become my heroes in the flesh was an amazing transformation for me.  I can't imagine how those guys in the KISS tribute bands feel playing the songs on stage while wearing the makeup.  Halloween every night.  COUNT IT.
Nice pirate shirt.  What the hell?

I was just watching a Star Wars fan documentary about people who have converted their lives over to Star Wars.  I was a big Star Wars fan but I even though this was a little crazy until I started going back through my facebook pictures.  I am that same Star Wars fan only in white and black grease paint and hair spray.  Instead of "Return Of The Jedi", I want to Rock N Roll all night and party every day.  Funny how things come full circle.  If only you could see my apartment and all the KISS memorabilia I have amassed over the years.  I now wonder how I ever got a girls to talk to me in the first place.  I always wondered what my dad thought when he saw me in Gene Simmons makeup?  For this Halloween 2013 I say let it all hang out.  Go out with a bang.  Be yourself and have some fun because one day you will look back and remember that one year you dressed up as KISS and it was the funnest Halloween you ever had.
Hidden Agenda and 3D In Your Face.  Love this.
We are back this Friday, Nov 1st at The 21st Saloon with your day after Halloween Zombie Apocalypse Ball with The Zombie Research Society and hosted by DJ House.  Keep those Halloween costumes around for one more night.  We are doing a zombie costume contest with prizes provided by The Funny Bone and Eye Candy Tattoo.  If you don't have a zombie costume don't worry The Scream Mafia will be on hand you paint you up for $3 or give you a latex zombie look for $5 so you have a fighting chance in the contest.  Get there early this show is going to be brain-eating adventure in Rock N Roll history.  Zombie photos, giveaways, and all the rotting flesh your heart desires.  Saturday, Nov. 2nd we will be doing a special private party in Omaha, NE for some of our great friends.  I can't wait to see you all there.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Rule #1 For Being In A Band.............

Hello everybody!!!! You wanted more and baby you always get more.  Welcome to HAIR IN THE AIR, The official blog of 3D In Your Face.  I have so much to say and so much to tell you but I am short on words this week.  I didn't want to let you down and not deliver my share of the goods.  Big things are in motion and we are coming down to the wire on the new 3D In Your Face record.  The tour is pushing on and there is no sign of letting up (just the way I like it).  Congrats and thank you once again to everyone that came out to support us last week at The 21st Saloon.  We are retiring that set and building a new show for you starting this Friday.  Here are our next three dates right off the bat so you know when and where you can catch us.
Saturday, Oct. 26th Private Party in Des Moines, IA
(Our Des Moines show is by invite only but if you are in the area and want to come say "hi" message me for details)
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Big prizes for those that come dressed as SPADE for SCARE IN THE AIR
As I am writing today's blog I have a list a mile long of things I need to get finished up before I head out to play.  The most exciting thing on the list is listening to the "Troy Way" mix down of the new record.  Sniper and I have had so many conversations about this new album and what it means to us.  As I have posted before I wanted this album to be a step-by-step representation of what we as a band have been through over the last two years.  I want it to reflect the 80's but still be relevant to people today.  I have so many high hopes for this album and truth be told this won't be the end all, be all of 3D In Your Face.  No way.  We are plowing full steam ahead.  I have listened to the new record three or four times and I am very proud of what we have accomplished.  I am proud of our relentless touring and live shows.  Most of all I am proud of our fans.  I keep forgetting that most of all this record is for YOU our fans.  These songs are for YOU, the people that, pardon my phrasing, "Still Believe in Rock N Roll".  

I don't care if critics like the songs, or if the songs get played on the radio, or if a record label thinks the album is cool.  I want to know that our fans like the songs.  The record itself will be an accomplishment but my goal is to reach out and touch you, my audience.  I could go on and on but I want to leave some mystery and excitement.  We all have put a lot of hours into this thing and we would never release something that we don't fully believe in.   

The weekend starts early on Thursday, Oct. 24th.  We will be making our debut at The Ozone Lounge in Omaha as the beginning of Thursday Night Tribute Band Night.  The Ozone is going to be a smaller more intimate setting, but I am looking forward to running our new show.  We play from 7 PM to 10 PM.  Get a hair net because the HAIR is going to be IN THE AIR Thursday night.  Friday, Oct. 25th we are back at The 21st Saloon for our second annual Halloween costume contest apply named SCARE IN THE AIR.  Our good friend DJ House will be on hand to MC the costume contest and prizes will be provided by Bizarre Body Art of Omaha.  There will be prizes awarded to the three best costumes as well as any KISS costumes or SPADE costumes.  Saturday, Oct. 25th we are making the trip to Des Moines, IA to play a private party, but don't let that stop you.  I still want to see you people.  I still want to hang out.  If you are going to be in the Des Moines area Saturday and want to come and hang out just message me for directions and I would be glad to hook you up.  Most of all don't forget rule #1 STAY HYDRATED ON TOUR.  It's going to be a long weekend.  




Tuesday, October 15, 2013

We Are The Midnight Devils!!

Hello everybody and welcome to HAIR IN THE AIR, The Official Blog of 3D In Your Face.  Welcome to the beginning of winter here in America.  Usually I hate the cold weather, snow, and ice.  Tonight I am looking at things in a whole new light.  Don't get me wrong I still hate winters in Nebraska but Sunday night I received a text from our sound engineer Troy, he is officially finished mixing down our new album.  So what does that mean for you, the true Rock N Roll fanatics, it means we are one very big step closer to the release of our brand new album.  Before we go any further I want to thank each and everyone of you for supporting our event last week at The 21st Saloon.  With your help we were able to raise close to $370 for the Inner Beauty Salon at The Methodist Hospital in Omaha.  The Inner Beauty Salon is a specialty salon that deals exclusively with cancer survivors.  We are very honored to be making this donation with your help.  Thanks to the greatest fans in the world.
Friday, Oct. 18th we will be at The 21st Saloon on 96th and L st. Omaha celebrating all your October Birthdays.  
On to the dirty stuff.  If you are a regular reader of HAIR IN THE AIR, you will know that we have been hard at work writing and recording and eventually releasing our new record.  In previous posts I told you it would be released sometime in September, than in late October, maybe even November.  Well I am done giving you dates.  Until I know for sure I will not lead you on anymore.  Mix down has been completed and we are sending the raw tracks to get mastered at the end of October.  We are working on the album art and liner notes as we speak.  Hold on tight this is going to be a fun winter.  For this weeks HAIR IN THE AIR I want to give you a little history on this new album and let you know exactly where I was when we started working on it.  After all this is my first real full length album with a legitimate Rock N Roll band.  I very proud of all these songs and all the work the band has put into them.
I just love this picture of Sniper and I had to include it.  Shot inside The 21st Saloon. 
The running title of the album is "Midnight Devils".  Now this has nothing to do with Satan, demons, or anything evil.  The entire theme of the album is based around "Everyone changes when the sun goes down".  I remember riding around with my friends in Lincoln during the writing of this song and being so overly excited to go out and tear up the town on a Saturday night.  As soon as the sun goes down everyone starts to get excited, things start happening, the possibilities become endless and the normal rules of society no longer apply to you.  "Midnight Devils" is a rallying anthem for all those wild hearts out there that are ready to break away and let their inner beasts free.

The first song I wrote for the "Midnight Devils" album is a song called "Generation Durt".  I was freshly out of rehab and without a band.  I came across a cool band that needed a guitar player and I thought this was my ticket to the stars.  I wrote this song with my medical bills pilling up and things looking very dark.  But I knew that I wasn't alone in this fight and that thousands of people were experiencing the same thing I was.  We the "Generation Durt" was always struggling for a better piece of the pie.  I ended up sitting on this song for a few months until I joined 3D In Your Face.  I brought it in and the guys took to it.
Picture taken at Barry's/ 10 Below in Lincoln, NE
The second song I brought in was the infamous "Bleed Betty Bleed" already a crowd favorite.  I wish this song had a better story.  I was always wanted to write a old school Rock N Roll song.  A song that Jerry Lee Lewis or Elvis Presley would write.  3D In Your Face being a hair band, I thought it was a stretch but I knew the rest of the guys in the band were influenced by the same kind of music.  "Bleed Betty Bleed" just came to me and I used a lot of my experiences growing up in Fremont to paint the picture.  Some of the lines are true and actually happened to me along the way.  "A broken guitar and a broken light.  The walls will be cover in blood tonight.", comes from those kind of punk rock house shows that get a little to out of control.

The song "I Still Believe in Rock N Roll" is kind of a mix up of styles.  Sniper came up with the riff and I already had an idea for this song.  I wanted it to be emotional and inspirational.  Sometimes I feel like I am the only one that still truly believes 100% in the power of Rock N Roll.  The same dream that you have when your sitting in your bedroom at 15 on a Saturday night with KISS posters hanging on your wall.  Some would say "I sold my soul"  I say more like " I bought the majority share".  The song clocks in at 7 minutes long.  I never intended to write an epic it just kind of turned out that way.
The Cool Bus Party Express Bus Omaha
When we set out to write this new record we all agreed that we wanted to make a damn good Rock N Roll record.  We didn't want to be anybody else but ourselves.  My main goal was to make an album that was a little dirtier but honest, a little smellier but had energy for days.  We took our influences and created an album that says exactly how we feel but also expands on our 80s hair metal roots.  I love hair metal but I didn't want to write an album that sounded like it was cut straight out of 1985.  That would've been to easy.  I wanted it to be fresh and new and exciting.  With "Midnight Devils" I truly feel that we have 12 songs that express exactly what 3D In Your Face is.  We started this job 2 years ago and I can almost see the light.  I can't wait for you to hear the final product.

As for the winter tour, as always we rage on into that sweet sweet night.  This Friday Oct. 18th we are back at The 21st Saloon to celebrate birthdays in the month of October.  Michaela Valentin is our unofficial sponsor because she is throwing a birthday party to end all birthdays parties.  Also happy birthday to Todd and Wendy.  So to the rest of you Halloween babies out there I say get your butts to The 21st Saloon and come celebrate with us.  Saturday, Oct. 19th we are teaming up with Omaha Local Music Promotions for another tour of Omaha.  As of 11:31 PM I have not received our schedule but I will post it up as soon as I know.  If you are playing in Omaha let me know we would love to make an appearance at your show.



Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Do You Have The Energy?

HAIR IN THE AIR!  HAIR IN THE AIR!  HAIR IN THE AIR!  Welcome to HAIR IN THE AIR, The Official Blog of 3D In Your Face.  You know you wanted it and I am here to give it to you hard, loud, and fast.  There are a lot of things on my plate as we enter into this new fall season and as this is my blog and you are the people reading it, I want to unload a little of what's going on in our world.  Before we get into the meat and potatoes I want to thank everyone that came out to the 21st Saloon to help us celebrate Octoberfest.  A big thank you to The German American Society of Omaha.  We had a blast.  The show keeps getting better and I am more and more excited to show off how far we have come over the last year.
This Friday, Oct. 11th we will be teaming up with Bikers For Boobies at The 21st Saloon.  Sierra from Sadoo Clothing helped create 50 custom 3D In Your Face pink ribbons to help support breast cancer awareness.  Each ribbon will be for sale at our merchandise table this Friday only.  
Energy remains the name of the game.  We are constantly crafting and creating a show that the 16 year old versions of us would be proud of.  I remember way back in the VFW club in Fremont, NE seeing bands and having my mind blow.  That right there is whats it's all about.  That raw unbridled Rock N Roll energy.  The danger, the destruction, and those pure emotions.  I could care less if there are 10 people sitting in front of me or 1,000.  I want to feel that music deep deep down.  As a musician I am constantly chasing those goosebumps that happen at that magical moment on stage.  That moment when the band is kicking and screaming in unison and all the cylinders are firing to one single motion.   I am there to give each and every person that came to watch us play a damn good rock n roll performance.  No ifs, ands, or buts (even if those butts are tasteful decorated with the KISS logo).  I am there to prove that Rock N Roll is still alive.  Energy.  Energy.  The word keeps dancing around my head.  It's something that I never got from drinking or doing drugs.  It's something that is completely different and even harder to define.  That pure Rock N Roll energy and the search for it.  It comes right down to the way the music makes us (as in the band and the crowd) feel.  The emotions that the music triggers.  I can't help but jump up and down when we bust into an AC/DC song.  It's a primal instinct that courses through my blood.  Energy.  Energy.  I can talk all day about it but until you truly let go and feel it you will never understand.
Chappy, Spade, and The Playboy pre-flight during "Thunderstruck".
I am so very excited to announce a brand new partnership we have entered into.  3D In Your Face would like to official welcome Party Express Bus Omaha to the family.  Party Express Bus will be handling all of our extracurricular activities in and around the Omaha area.  The best part about this whole partnership is that I actually got a chance to sit down with Joe, the owner of Party Express Bus.  Joe turned out to be one of the nicest down-to-earth guys I have ever met.  We chatted for a good hour about music and our future partnership.  It was like talking with an old friend but better.  Two days later Sniper, Chappy, Susan, and I found our self on The Ambassador (a convert city transit bus) cruising Omaha on our own personal promotional tour.  I would like you all to welcome Joe, his wife Alyshia, and Party Express Bus to the 3D In Your Face family.  Get two more Bandito hats because we have some additions to the roster.  A special thanks to Susan from Omaha Local Music Promotions.  Thanks Joe and Alyshia, we are very excited to be working with one of the best in the business.
Thanks to Chasta for the great pics of Sniper and Hot Rod.  3D In Your Face live Saturday Oct. 12th in Lincoln at Barry's.
I know I am getting a little long winded here but I have to throw this in too.  Friday Oct. 11th we are proud to announce we will be teaming up with The Bikers for Boobies for a beat breast cancer show at The 21st Saloon.  There will be giveaways, bobbing for boobies, and even a reverse wet t-shirt contest all hosted by our good friend DJ House.  That's right a reverse wet t-shirt contest.  Instead of the women up there on the stage we are inviting the males to show off what the got under the hood and three lucky women will get to determine the winners.  This will be a photo opportunity you wont want to miss.  Two rounds with the winner taking home the title of Best Chest in The Midwest.  All proceeds will be going to Inner Beauty Salon at Methodist Hospital   Saturday, Oct. 12th we will be invading Lincoln, NE again.  We will be playing a one night only special performance at Barry's in The Haymarket.  Rumor has it that we will be playing in the ice bar known as 10 Below inside of Barry's.  I can't wait to see all of my Lincoln friends out and ready to ROCK SOME FACES OFF.  Are you ready for a fun weekend?




P.S.  Thanks to the band Citrus Club.  You guys brought the party last Saturday night and I enjoyed every minute of it.  My favorite Lincoln band.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Just A Little Taste. Just A Little Touch.

Hello all you heavy metal maniacs out there in Rock N Roll land.  I'm back and you that means it's time for another edition of HAIR IN THE AIR, The Official Blog of 3D In Your Face.  We have a very special blog for you this week, but trust me I tell you that every week.  Now that we are back home at The 21st Saloon, I have been getting more time to rekindle some old friendships back in our home town of Omaha.  Out on tour I lost sight of how amazing and important our Omaha relationships are.  So my new goal for this winter tour is to focus on conquering Omaha one friend at a time.  Now conquer may sound like a violent word, but I am turning this battle into the most positive thing I can think of.  Omaha has been truly amazing to 3D In Your Face and we are always looking for new ways to give back and make all your Rock N Roll voices heard.  Before we go any farther I want to thank  everyone who came out to The 21st Saloon Friday for The Strip Club Choppers show.  Also a huge thank you to everyone in Lincoln that saw us at Cappy's.  That was the best Cappy's show I have ever been apart of, and I have been around for quite a while.
Friday Oct. 4th 3D In Your Face and The German American Society bring you Octoberfest at The 21st Saloon
This Friday, Oct. 4th I am very happy to announce that we are teaming up with The German American Society to celebrate Ocktoberfest 80's style at The 21st Saloon in Omaha.  That's right break out those awesome hats and polka pants because we are going German on your asses.  We will be decorating the bar in full German regalia and we will be selling giant soft pretzels at the door.  I am also very happy to announce that we will be teaming up with Susan Borchers (aka The Queen of Omaha Rock N Roll) and Omaha Local Music Promotions for the duration of our residency.  Check out her site for all the happenings in the Omaha music scene.
Welcome back to Omaha the loudest hairiest Rock N Roll maniacs.  Leave your inhibitions at the door. 
Omaha Local Music Promotions has been kind enough to take some pictures of our last two shows at The 21st Saloon.  I want to give you people a taste of what you have been missing.

Like I said it above but I really mean it has been an amazing few weeks back in town but I think we need to do something more, something bigger.  I think we need to go out and shock the people.  We need to take this part to the streets.  So Sniper and I have decided we will be going on a little promotional run this Saturday night.  We will be hitting up all the hot venues to not only support our fellow musicians but meet you the fans right in your back yards.  Our promotional itinerary looks a little like this for Saturday night.

Bottomless Glass to visit Hidden Agenda
The Ozone Lounge to visit Citrus Club
Anchor Inn to visit Toy Boxx
Chrome Lounge to visit The Fools.

If you are going to be in the neighborhood please feel free to stop out and say hello.  We want to meet as many of you as possible.  This is going to be a night to remember and now you add the Terror Twins to all of these great shows.  FORGET ABOUT IT.  Somebody last night asked me "Are you in a band?" I of course answered "yes".  Then they ask "Like everyday?", to which I answered "Only for the last ten years."  There are no days off in Rock N Roll.  See you animals out there in the streets.