Steven Matview Punksinvegas.com
“My first impression of the Double Down was this is going to make for some great photos. With the colorful art, sticker-littered walls and giant ‘shut up and drink’ sign, every band I photograph looks infinitely more awesome in that place.”
- Double Down 20th Anniversary
- November 22-25.
- Thursday-Saturday, 10 p.m.; Sunday, midnight; free.
- 4640 Paradise Road, 791-5775.
- Two decades of Double Down
Jenn O. Cide Punk Rock Bingo host
“One of my favorite memories is pretty recent. It was a photo shoot where this photographer, Mike Diamond, brought in two lesbians, three punk rockers, two miniature horses, a Capuchin monkey, a girl in a mask, me holding a Molotov cocktail, a guy passed out under a table and, like, six hot chicks, all in one photo. It’s just an amazing picture that captures the spirit of it all. It just fits what I consider to be the soul of the bar."
Elvis Lederer Local musician
“For Halloween, Überschall always dresses up when we play at the Double Down. One year, I showed up in costume, but the rest of the band looked totally normal. Confused, I set up my gear and all of a sudden the other guys went missing just before we needed to start—just to surprise me and the rest of the audience by [dressing up] exactly like me: long curly wigs, tight Euro-trash T-shirts and sunglasses.”
Rob Ruckus Local musician, Double Down bartender
“My favorite memories are sharing a glass of wine with Timothy Leary and the Ruckusfest show, a birthday gig I had there in 2006. Moss made bobbleheads of me, and he had six bands that I was in—in one night.”