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May 2017




  

Let's Talk Punk
about the Whatever68
5 Year Festival
Interviews By: Lisa/PunkrPrincess




WOW!! 5 Years of Whatever68 Radio rockin you,this was our 3rd festival and 5th year of service it has been an amazing road some times great some not so great with being positive,strong and a lot of hard work Whatever68 has gotten over every hill and thrown back every rock thrown at us, the WE68 team brings you massive unsigned music from all over the world doing all we can to help the underground/unsigned music scene we not only support you on the Internet we book and go to the bands/musicians we support shows & events and do all we can for the listeners/friends.

WE68 is a 24/7 Internet radio station with live Djs and an auto Dj full of great unsigned music we are on most apps and streaming media players Check out the awesome bands rocked on WE68 at whatever68.com

The WE68 5 year fest was a great turnout bands and friends coming from Orange County and surrounding areas the amazing Los Gattos and Despo-Davis Art coming all the way from Arizona to support the event and Whatever68 there was also plenty of local support including Spice Pistols who made their debut at the festival this is why WE68 is here for the bands, a band canceled last minute and my great friends BDSM stepped up and rocked the show other bands who played along with them are Sculpins,Los Gattos,Horsefly,Piss Poor,Steeltoe,Timm Saxton,The Rockaways,Rodents Of Unusual Size,Revolt-Chix and we had the Stage Manager Max Cook helping them out. The amazing Head Hunter food truck came down from Orange County to serve us great food on short notice I highly recommend them for your event.(I have them booked for 2018 fest) We had Slim Shoots Bands from Riverside taking some great pics and video of the event,there was some talented local guests including Scott & Kriss Sellers,Lando Martinez,Sppike Mike,Endele Wilson/Sky was the MC helping me keep things smooth he also rocked us an acoustic set. I want to thank everyone who came out and supported the festival and Whatever68 year around we couldn't do any of this without all of you! BIG thanks To Rob Logic and The Bancroft Bar team you all are great.

ROCK ON!!!

Go check out Slim Shoots Bands https://www.facebook.com/slimshootsbands/ and PP Promo Photos https://www.facebook.com/pppromophotos/ for more event pics

Now let's hear what the event bands and guests have to say.




Scott Sellers-Event Special Guest

Punk Globe: What was your opinion of the festival?

Scott: Great! fun time really cool bands haven't had that much fun in a long time in a long time I go to a lot of shows this one was fun and funky with the pitcher booth and goodies

Punk Globe: What Bands did you see at the festival?

Scott: We got there later then expected the bands I saw rocked! Great bands on the bill.

Punk Globe: Will you be at next years event?

Scott: Hell yay if I'm not dead!

Punk Globe: Do you have a memorable festival moment?

Scott: When Kriss tripped over me and I fell and almost broke my elbow with her falling on top of me!

Punk Globe: How would you describe the event to your friends?

Scott: Whoever didn't show up missed out big time,if you didn't make it this year make sure you get out to next years event it was a BLAST!!

Rodger Bennett-Guest

Punk Globe: What was your opinion of the festival?

Rodger: Good bands, Great atmosphere.

Punk Globe: What Bands did you see at the festival?

Rodger: Rodents of Unusual Size-Steeltoe

Punk Globe: Which Band did you most enjoy?

Rodger: Steeltoe

Punk Globe: Will you be at next years event?

Rodger: Maybe my Band "HASSETT" will be playing.

Punk Globe: Do you have a memorable festival moment?

Rodger: Enjoyed the whole show

Punk Globe: How would you describe the event to your friends?

Rodger: Fun, put together well. Just great to support local music.




Endele Wilson-Sky Event MC

Punk Globe: What was your opinion of the festival?

Sky: This Festival was the s***!!! I'm serious it was rad!!! I liked every band everybody slayed that stage!!! Its hard to have a peaceful punk show where there are no cliques and groups and everybody is friends. it was rad I literally saw only one person I don't particularly care for and even they smiled at me and said "hi"...the reason being the environment Lisa Monday-Gomez created was that of a family gathering!!

Punk Globe: What Bands did you see at the festival?

Sky: I was there start to finish and saw all the bands!!!

Punk Globe: Which Band did you most enjoy?

Sky: I enjoyed every band I LOVE THE SCULPINS, SPICE PISTOLS, REVOLT-CHIX BDSM R.O.U.S Everybody frsakin killed it!!

Punk Globe: Will you be at next years event?

Sky: YES...OF COURSE ILL BE AT NEXT YEARS EVENT!!!

Punk Globe: Do you have a memorable festival moment?

Sky: Actually my favorite moment of the festival was my performance because it was surprising to see everyone's reaction to someone doing an acoustic set in the middle of a hardcore punk show just looking at everyone's faces at that moment was my favorite moment of the festival.

Greg Desposito-Despo-Davis Art,Los Gattos

Punk Globe: What Bands did you see at the festival?

Greg: I saw the Sculpins, The Rockaways,BDSM,Revolt Chick and Spice Pistols. And they all made a lasting impression on me. Some cool ass people playing fucking killer music.

Punk Globe: Which Band did you most enjoy?

Greg: I enjoyed them all. The Rockaways killed it. The Ramones are my religion so it was like a religious experience seeing them nail it. I also loved BDSM and the Revolt Chick a lot too Sculpins were on top as well so I can't say who I enjoyed the most because the whole event was fantastic

Punk Globe: Will you be at next years event?

Greg: I better be at next years event. Only way I won't is if I'm dead.

Punk Globe: Do you have a memorable festival moment?

Greg: Headhunters food truck. The 6 oz burger was the best burger I ever had in my life.

Punk Globe: How would you describe the event to your friends?

Greg: The event was the best time I've had in years. Everyone and everything about it is my new fav. I love Whatever68 Radio and I love the people who support it. One big happy family. Lisa/PunkrPrincess is so passionate and committed. She's mamma punk! We love her dearly. I can't wait to do it again. Next yr let's have a 2 day even just so it's not over so fast... WE68 rules. DEsPo los gattos 2017




Mike Viejo-Captian Viejo-Shorty Sporty Spice

Punk Globe: What Bands did you see at the festival?

Mike: I enjoyed The Rockaways, Revolt Chix and Sculpins.

Punk Globe: Which Band did you most enjoy?

Mike: All the bands were great

Punk Globe: Will you be at next years event?

Mike: Hell yes I will there next year.

Punk Globe: Do you have a memorable festival moment?

Mike: Seeing Spike Mike's outfit.

Punk Globe: How would you describe the event to your friends?

Mike: I would tell my friends: Good music good people.Good drinks and good food.Great atmosphere.

Sarah Jane-PISS POOR

Punk Globe: What Bands did you see at the festival?

Sarah Jane: I think 4 bands. I wanted to stay longer!

Punk Globe: Which Band did you most enjoy?

Sarah Jane: Sculpins were awesome, that was the first time I had seen them!

Punk Globe: Will you be at next years event?

Sarah Jane: I'll be there for sure!

Punk Globe: Do you have a memorable festival moment?

Sarah Jane: Hahaha, I don't think I'll ever forget that night. Playing the show was probably the most memorable part.

Punk Globe: How would you describe the event to your friends?

Sarah Jane: Rad group of people, great bands, all for the fun of it.




Dave Johnson-Los Gattos

Punk Globe: What was your opinion of the festival?

Dave: Very well organized, good vibes, good people.

Punk Globe: What Bands did you see at the festival?

Dave: I got there late so. Sculpins,B.D.S.M, Rockaways, Revolt-ChiX.

Punk Globe: Which Band did you most enjoy?

Dave: All!

Punk Globe: Will you be at next years event?

Dave: Fuck Yes!

Punk Globe: Do you have a memorable festival moment?

Dave: Meeting Good people, and hearing good music.

Punk Globe: How would you describe the event to your friends?

Dave: It was like a family reunion, except everybody likes each other.

If you missed it Go next year asshole.

Steve Davis-Stevie D. Despo-Davis Art

Firstly I wanna say a big thank you to you for asking me for my two cents, and for all you do for the punk rock community

Punk Globe: What was your opinion of the festival?

Stevie D: Well, from the minute me and Los Gattos pulled up and walked into The Bancroft, I felt welcomed. Finally met you Lisa after hearing your voice for yours on my speakers was so great! A sense of community is the first impression I observed, and that everyone who was there were there for the same reason, to have a good time, play some punk rock and celebrate five years. Was to cool. Definitely I got the feeling this wasn't the first event of it's kind, and was totally organized and the whole evening went smooth. The Headhunters food truck was doing a good biz, and everything I had off it was uber delish! I knew I was in the presence of comradely and friends. Like I say all for one and four for a buck.

Punk Globe: What Bands did you see at the festival?

Stevie D: Oh gee, saw most all of them I think. SteelToe, Sculpins, Revolt-Chix, The Ramones Tribute/The Rockaways, Spice Pistols, Los Gattos. Enjoyed every single one of them!

Punk Globe: Which Band did you most enjoy?

Stevie D: Rockaways Ramones Tribute w/my friends Los Gattos a down stroke behind them.

Punk Globe: Will you be at next years event?

Stevie D: Can't wait! That's my fullest intention at this time. Gonna see about The Brand playing if at all possible. Absolutely.

Punk Globe: Do you have a memorable festival moment?

Stevie D: I have a few, unable to whittle them down to just one moment. First of all meeting you Lisa. As I mentioned after all these years of hearing you on the airwaves was a gas. The total community of everyone there that night. The bands playing their asses off, laying it all out there. The fact that you had Despo Davis Art too. As well as meeting everyone I did.

Punk Globe: How would you describe the event to your friends?

Stevie D: Already been spreading the news not only about WE68, as well as letting my friends know how smooth everything went down, the sense of community made an impression on me. Still buzzing from the event. How much energy was there that evening, also the frigggen Headhunters food truck was on point with the eats after a late cancellation by a caterer. Definitely keeps my fuse lit. The spirit of punk rock the entire evening, was good for my soul. Thanks again Lisa, Rock On!




Tyson Ellingsen/Slim Shoots Bands-Event Photographer

Punk Globe: What was your opinion of the festival?

Tyson: I thought it was an amazing display of what punk and DIY culture is about. Everyone was there to support each other and bring each other up. I was so impressed with how Lisa pulled it off.

Punk Globe: What Bands did you see at the festival?

Tyson: My friends bands BDSM were n amazing last minute addition to the night. Sculpins are a fantastic band from San Diego everyone should check out. The Spice Pistols are this amazing band who cover Sex Pistols and Drag Queens and they do it in drag. I had no idea about that until they went on and it was a fantastic surprise!

Punk Globe: Which Band did you most enjoy?

Tyson: Every band was amazing but I have to say my boys In Sculpins and BDSM always puts on an amazing show. This time they had a pink smoke bomb!

Punk Globe: Will you be at next years event?

Tyson: Of course Lisa is like my family now I wouldn't miss it!

Punk Globe: Do you have a memorable festival moment?

Tyson: When BDSM threw the smoke bomb, they're full of treats like that. They throw firecrackers a lot and Liz their bassist would wear strap-on and flog people on stage with sex toys.

I was also really impressed with Sky/Endele Wilson’s solo set.

Punk Globe: How would you describe the event to your friends?

Tyson: “You guys Lisa and her station are just like our scene and supporting DIY music with your friends” Where I live in the IE we have a thriving tight-knit punk scene too and I’ve been telling my friends about you and vice-versa.

Rudy Rascon-Los Gattos Festival

Punk Globe: What was your opinion of the festival?

Rudy: i thought the fest was the shit and had a blast,,

Punk Globe: What Bands did you see at the festival?

Rudy: Sculpins,BDSM and definitly dug the tribute Ramones-The Rockaways

Punk Globe: Which Band did you most enjoy?

Rudy: i cant single out a fav because they were all tight and sounded good i just wish the sound man took a little more time to tune in the vocals

Punk Globe: Will you be at next years event?

Rudy: yes i would be honored to play next year

Punk Globe: Do you have a memorable festival moment?

Rudy: the punk rock princesses brownies had me turned up then I frikin passed out in the car and missed the end of the show haha




Spike Mike-Spice Pistols/Event Special Guest

Punk Globe:What was your opinion of the festival?

Spike Mike: PUNK ROCK LIVES IN SAN DIEGO!!!

Punk Globe: What Bands did you see at the festival?

Spike Mike: Sculpins, Los Gattos, Steel Toe, TImm Saxton, Revolt-Chix, The Rockaways,

Punk Globe: Which Band did you most enjoy?

Spike Mike: Revolt-Chix kicked some serious ass!!! And The Rockaways made me feel like I was at CBGB’s in 1979!!

Punk Globe: Will you be at next years event?

Spike Mike: what wouldn’t I?

Punk Globe: Do you have a memorable festival moment?

Spike Mike: Yeah. When I came out on stage in my fishnets.

Punk Globe: How would you describe the event to your friends?

Spike Mike: BAD ASS DAY KICKING IT WITH GREAT FRIENDS AND SEEING KILLER PUNK BANDS.

Jeff Alger-Horsefly

Punk Globe: What was your opinion of the festival?

Jeff: Excellent festival...

Punk Globe: What Bands did you see at the festival?

Jeff: I saw all the bands up through Steeltoe, then I had to leave cause I had a bit too much to drink.

Punk Globe: Which Band did you most enjoy?

Jeff: I enjoyed Steeltoe. Wish I could have seen Sculpins.

Punk Globe: Will you be at next years event?

Jeff: I will go to next year's Festival to enjoy the vibe and the music.

Punk Globe: Do you have a memorable festival moment?

Jeff: One of my memorable moments was being interviewed for East County magazine for 5 year WE68 Fest. It got published and was a cool article about Horsefly and PUNKRPRINCESS

Punk Globe: How would you describe the event to your friends?

Jeff: If you're a local S.D.musician you should be there to see and hear great bands and support our local scene.




Timm Saxton-Event Band

Punk Globe: What was your opinion of the festival?

Timm: I feel as I always feel about it truly thankful to come and be a part of it every year. It really is a great collection of local and not so local bands that get together in good spirits just to celebrate music.

Punk Globe: What Bands did you see at the festival?

Timm: The Sculpins really tore it up. Lots of great energy from those guys. It was also great to see my friend Corey and his band BDSM showing up to save the day.

Punk Globe: Which Band did you most enjoy?

Timm: I got there a little late I really only got a chance to check out a few bands but I'll have to say over the years of playing this this Sculpins have really built up a great dynamic. And of course BDSM puts on a great show. Really wished I would have got there early enough to see Twitching Fingers.

Punk Globe: Will you be at next years event?

Timm: God willing

Punk Globe: Do you have a memorable festival moment?

Timm: This is a great question. And as a matter of fact I do. A very old time friend of mine Steven Gearhart and his wonderful gal ran the food truck for the festival Headhunter food. They have really great food. I remember back a long time ago when I was running a club in Fullerton and they had a hot dog cart and now it's full-blown so proud of that guy. The cool part was it was the anniversary of my very good friends passing from heroin overdose almost 20 years ago he was also friends with him so for him to be at the show was extra special for me I remember sitting on stage finishing my first song and I saw him lean in and say I'm really glad I got to see that period I was really glad he got to see it too.

Punk Globe: How would you describe the event to your friends?

Timm: It's just a great day of good energy a lot of great music from a lot of people who simply play music because it's fun to rock out and jump around with your friends.

I would like to think Lisa Monday-Gomez for including me every year it means a lot. And I look forward to the next as everyone should it really is a good time. And performing at it every year is something I look forward to

Duncan Scott-Piss Poor-Event Band

Punk Globe: What was your opinion of the festival?

Duncan: It was the tits!!

Punk Globe: What Bands did you see at the festival?

Duncan: All up until BDSM

Punk Globe: Which Band did you most enjoy?

Duncan: Tough question. I always enjoy watching the Sculpins play. The drummer from Steeltoe was a fucking pleasure to watch!

Punk Globe: Will you be at next years event?

Duncan: you're damn right

Punk Globe: Do you have a memorable festival moment?

Duncan: I remember when Aaron's bass wouldn't work and then when it finally did a string broke and stuff? That was funny. Oh and those brats doh, from Headhunter...goddamn.

Punk Globe: How would you describe the event to your friends?

Duncan: I'd be like; "if you like to have fun, then you'd like this event. But if you hate a good time, then it's not for you." ...Because then my friend would feel pretty lame if they didn't go next year. It would be like admitting that they were boring.




John Risdon-Spice Pistols-Event Band

Punk Globe: What was your opinion of the festival?

John: The fest was a fantastic event. It was my first time there.

I think it would be great if we could have more events of this nature.

Punk Globe: What Bands did you see at the festival?

John: I saw BDSM, The Rockaways, RevoltChix and The Spice Pistols

Punk Globe: Which Band did you most enjoy?

John: I enjoyed The Rockaways they were tight good musicians

Punk Globe: Do you have a memorable festival moment?

John: Taking the stage with The Spice Pistols!

Punk Globe: How would you describe the event to your friends?

John: A must attend event

Jim Isaac-Guest

Punk Globe: What was your opinion of the festival?

Jim: I thought it was fantastic.

Punk Globe: What Bands did you see at the festival?

Jim: got there late so I only saw the revolt chix and the Spice Pistols.

Punk Globe: Which Band did you most enjoy?

Jim: Both bands were very good, the Spice Pistols were much better than I was expecting

Now I'm in love with the drummer from revolt chix and will try to see them again.

Punk Globe: Will you be at next years event?

Jim: I would do it again, in a heartbeat!

Punk Globe: How would you describe the event to your friends?

Jim: I thought it was fantastic.




Gregory D'Esposito Sr.-Guest

Punk Globe: What was your opinion of the festival?

Gregory: Had a great time all the people were so nice and fun to be around..great music you did a tremendous job

Punk Globe: What Bands did you see at the festival?

Gregory: Los Gattos,Sculpins and a couple others

Punk Globe: Which Band did you most enjoy?

Gregory: Los Gattos

Punk Globe: Will you be at next years event?

Gregory: I hope so

Punk Globe: Do you have a memorable festival moment?

Gregory: When my sons Band Los Gattos took the stage

Punk Globe: How would you describe the event to your friends?

Gregory: It was well run and i enjoyed the bands and the food truck was great too

Punk Globe: Thanks everyone for the kind words. Keep Rockin

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