Monster Dudes

Monster Dudes made a return visit to the Ché Café on October 25. The Boise, Idaho, quartet features five-year-old drummer Venec, his dad Jeremy, their friend Mike, and newly acquired banjo player Amy Vecchione (of noise mongrels Yuma Nora).

Before they played, Venec filmed openers Universal Baltimore and BULBS. He also tried to find water in which to place the "watch it grow" monster given to him by a fan. As we watched Venec run around, Jeremy and I talked about how his son's role in the band has changed -- he used to do vocals but now insists on playing drums exclusively.

"He's better than a lot of drummers I've seen," his dad laughed.

At one point during the show, Venec told his father he didn't want to play a song, opting for "the scary one." Later he said, "Let's play the even scarier one."

"The one we played in Oakland? It's pretty creepy," Jeremy said.

"This is the creepy song from Oakland!" Venec told the crowd.

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