Friday, October 30, 2009

get into the reverb with surfer blood at beerland

hot off their appearances at CMJ and resulting new york times feature, surfer blood will be stopping by beerland wednesday night. as hyped as they may be at the moment, it's well deserved - they're a hardworking group and you can't deny that the music is great. they describe themselves as "anthemic, bombastic, life-affirming indie pop," and while i don't know if "bombastic" is necessarily the word i'd choose, "hook-laden," "catchy as hell," and "lovely and occasionally triumphant melodies" hit a little closer to the mark. it should be a good one.

it's also max from beerland's birthday, which is a good excuse in its own right to come out. buy the man a beer!

11/4: Wednesday at Beerland (21+)
Surfer Blood
Cowabunga Babes
Shitty Beach Boys (not just a clever name?)
The Zoltars

dias de destruccion fest - november 19-21st

this shit is going to be great. eddie and dru have put together a fucking amazing fest with latino and mexican bands from all across the united states and mexico. it's going to be on the inside stage at emo's, so buying tickets in advance is strongly recommended - doubly so for the brat on saturday. tickets won't be sold in advance for the beerland show, so get there early. ¡te veremos allĂ­!

11/19: Thursday at Beerland (21+) ($5) (9pm)

Mundo Muerto
Night Siege
The Altars

11/20: Friday at Emo's (inside) (all ages) ($8)
Pinata Protest
The Young

11/21: Saturday at Emo's (inside) (all ages) ($10)
No Slogan
Ratas Del Vaticano
Mundo Muerto
Los Margaritos

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

west coast: the black time is finishing up their tour, go say hi!

london's black time have just a few days left on this side of the pond and you should go see them!

Tue 27
Oct Long Beach, Unity Church w/ Audacity + Neon Maniacs + Cat Party + That's Incredible
Wed 28 Oct Burro Rayado, Tijuana w/ San Pedro El Cortez + Los Sweepers + El Monstro
Thur 29 Oct San Diego, Kensington Club w/ The Beatles + Metallica
Fri 30 Oct Los Angeles, Five Star Bar w/ Cheap Time + Le Face + Audacity
Sat 31 Oct Oakland, Stork Club w/ Nobunny + Shannon & The Clams + East Bay Grease + Tuetonics

Monday, October 26, 2009

ian from the riverboat gamblers is all roughed up, help him if you can

ian mcdougall from the riverboat gamblers was hit by a car while on his bike last week. he's going to be okay eventually, but is in bad shape at the moment. as if the multiple broken bones and scrapes weren't bad enough, he's also got a mountain of medical bills piling up. some friends of his have set up a site with a paypal link for donations and updates on his status. help him out if you can, he will appreciate it greatly!

donation info here

and spread the word!

Friday, October 23, 2009