Hot Snakes and Le Butcherettes
During the 1980s and 90s, when San Diego’s indie punk scene was alive and dangerous, we had our own era here, and it included bands such as Battalion of Saints, the Locust, Blink 182, No Knife, Inch, Pitchfork, Rocket from the Crypt, and Drive Like Jehu. The common denominator in the latter three bands (as well as Hot Snakes) is a local guitarist/entrepreneur named John Reis. The thing about John Reis is that he has a wild head for both hard rock and clowning, and he knows how to put a band together. Reis always leaves us wanting more. And fans are generally happy to see any one of his projects come back to life.