Showcase Marque - Skulls last show at The Showcase Theater - Corona, CA - March 10, 2006
The Skulls final show - Report filed by: Team Goon Senior Writter -Marcus Solomon
Thanks to everyone in The Skulls for agreeing to do another “final show” at Showcase Theatre in Corona CA so the rest of us could attend. The previous “final show” had been held on January 20th in San Diego at some place called Jumping Turtle, but after a few angry rants from people such as me, the band agreed to go at it one more time. Vocalist Billy Bones told me that we had guitarist Kevin Preston to thank for this special last gig. Hmm…it seems we have Kevin to thank for originally getting the band back together again, Kevin to thank for being the primary reason the band has now broken up, and Kevin to thank for doing it one more time.
The Master of Ceremonies for the entire was Mr. Bruce Moreland (Aka: Bruce Barf). Bruce was the MC for The Masque, which was the first punk club in Los Angeles back in opening way, way, back in 1977. Bruce is also the brother of the dear, departed Mark Moreland, founder and lead guitarist of the legendary Wall of Voodoo.
First up was a band from San Diego named The Sex Girls. No, it is not what you think, and no, I did not see this band. That’s too bad, because judging from the band’s MySpace profile, these four dudes play some really cool punkness reminiscent of The Stooges and The New York Dolls, albeit a bit more sloppy and apparently without vocals.