Today, you should… make a cameo in the Blind House music video


It’s Friday. Finally. The toil of the work week is almost over and the weekend looms ahead with the promise of fun and relaxation. May we suggest starting things off by heading over to Alex’s Bar where tonight doubles as both rock show and music video shoot. For who, you may wonder? Glad you asked.

You may not have heard of the band Blind House and with good reason. This blues rock outfit is relatively new to the music scene. Its members, however, are not.

Most of Blind House’s members have seen their fair share of performances over the last two decades, touring with their respective punk and hardcore punk-rock groups that riffed through peak success in the late 1980s and 90s. Their rhythm section boasts Social Distortion’s Derek O’Brien, credited as the groups first real and consistent drummer, who later played with D.I., the punk group comprised of former Adolescents and Social Distortion members. On bass, Warren Renfrow, is an anchor of Manic Hispanic and a founding member of The Cadillac Tramps.

There’s string shredders Brian Coakley, also from The Cadillac Tramps, and frontman Frank Meyer of the sleazy, strut-heavy, The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs, while percussionist and vocalist Mike Vasquez of late of OO Soul, completes the lineup.

The group is filming the video to their new song, “California Sound” and they’re looking for a crowd to fill the vampy, ghoulish expanse of Alex’s Bar for the shoot. Why not head over, enjoy the night, and weeks later while watching their video from home, try to make out your wild self in the crowd?

Another great thing: May we suggest flailing your arms about; shouldn’t be hard to miss.

Giving us a moment’s pause: What does California sound like?

Blind House performs Friday Nov. 22 at Alex’s Bar; 2319 E Anaheim St. Tickets for the show are $10 you can purchase them online, here. Must be 21+ to attend.

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Cheantay Jensen is reporter and award-winning videographer who covers music, art, food and culture for the Hi-lo section of the Long Beach Post. And sometimes breaking news, you know, just to keep things interesting.