Thomas Pendarvis brought his new band, March of the Black Queen, to the Badlander to open the Saturday night benefit concert. I had seen a couple of practice sessions, at Dauphine's and knew Thomas was a tough taskmaster in rehearsal. Thomas' intensity paid off handsomely, as the band hit its mark and did its best to blow the roof off. This is not Good Neighbor Policy renamed, although GNP was a great band, and some members are also in this group. There is also a veteran of Arrows to the Sun. If I remember correctly, that band gave its farewell concert at the Bike Doctor's place on Toole. GNP said its good-byes on this same stage, and I covered that in a previous post.
Rooster Sauce was up next. The count was looking debonair and his partner was looking pugnacious. I praised this group highly for their covers of Ween material for Halloween (see earlier post), when they appeared in the Palace.