Anyway we'll start here, this video is shot in and around early 90's Saratoga Springs, including E. O'Dwyer's, Re-Runs when it was on Caroline St., and the basement shots are of the oldest house in Saratoga Springs, 36 Franklin St! (photo from Google Earth)
So, the Figgs lived and filmed at this house, and then it sorta morphed from the
"Figgs House" to the "Dryer House"
Also filmed at 36 Franklin St., (upstairs this time), here's Dryer's tribute to Desperate Annie's,
the best bar on Caroline St. in Saratoga Springs. Also filmed at this bar was a video by Silver Tongue Devil, fronted by current bartender Izzy, who also had a (believe it or not) Skidmore metal band. They held packed shows where we moshed in Scribner dorm living rooms, jumping off furniture and shit. They were called Izzy and the Vermin, and they existed in the early 90's. I remember a Skidmore college house party on Circular St., where they opened the set with a long ass intro, then pallbearers in cloaks parted the party crowd like the Red Sea, carrying a black wooden coffin, dropped it on the "stage" and out popped Izzy with a mic, he started singing, and we went apeshit. Here's his band Silver Tongue Devil from the 2000 era.
Now, Ross the drummer of Silver Tongue Devil plays in a band currently, called Jesus Christ and the Hallucinogenic All-Stars, here's their latest....
They are the current hot shit as of 2015 for Saratoga Springs rock and roll, and it features the bass player from former hot shit Saratoga band Skeletons in the Piano. Skeletons in the Piano's drummer Eric also rocked a pop punk band called Sugareater, check both these guys out....
I also played in a band called the Let Downs, we met at Fast Eddie's in the early 90's when our drummer of Filth had left, Paul at fast Eddie's introduced us to Mark, the drummer. Mark and my bass player of Filth went on to play together, then 10 years later, I joined the crazy train that was the Let Downs.
Kasey Dorr of Section 8 used to live with The Let Downs vocalist/bassist Nikki, and her sister Dara (RIP)
These guys Section 8 are truly one of the most legendary bands from upstate NY.
Kasey currently has a band with Skinless bassist Joe, called Gunther Weezul, here's their latest jams...
I seem connected to all these bands one way or another, starting with Section 8, I jammed with Kasey well before Section 8, when we were around 16-17 years old, in a band he was forming/joining called "Catch 22" hahahaha. I bar back at Desperate Annie's on occasion for former Lore guitar player Brandon, along side Izzy the bartender. Not only do I work at Skidmore College, where Bob from Dryer works, we are both half Vietnamese/half American, born just before the fall of Saigon, parents are both from same areas respectively, and we both play punk rock guitar right handed, tho' we are left handed. Bob is a swell dude, and Dryer just got back together, check 'em out. I also work at Skidmore College with Simon Gezus, a local rapper, here is his video filmed in the science lab at Skidmore
Sime did some beats with Josh from Phantogram, and they should do some more, because Sime is a great MC, anyway, here is Phantogram, formally Charlie Everywhere playing at Circus Cafe, now they're headlining Lolapalooza n shit! Get 'em!
I also used to work with Pete Hayes from the Figgs, at a Mexican joint on Broadway called Margarita's that is now the Circus Cafe (that's why they have that frozen margarita machine!). Then I worked on Caroline St. at D'Andrea's pizza, I worked there with my middle school friend Nate, we both played in high school bands, when I was in Filth, we always played with his band Fubar/Phases of the Mind, he went on to replace Doug Beans in Mearth, then, later in the early 2000's, he was in a band called the Empire State Troopers, who were members of a band called Small Axe, who ruled. Here's EST....