Best Coast @ a benefit in L.A. on February 7th (more by Rachel Carr)
Bethany Cosentino is a Los Angeles native with a brief stay in Brooklyn, and Best Coast's influences reflects that Beach Boys vibe with East Coast 60s girl group such as the Ronnettes and Shangri-Las. Best Coast is brought to life with the help of her long-time friend/guitarist/producer Bobb Bruno and guest drummer for these dates Ali Koehler (Vivian Girls).Best Coast will kick off their April tour with a show at NYC's Bowery Ballroom on April 1st, where they'll open for Japandroids along with Midnight Masses (who played Union Pool with Trail of Dead last night). Tickets are still on sale.
While in NYC Best Coast are also playing other shows as well. They're at Montclair, NJ's Meat Locker on April 5th, Knitting Factory Brooklyn on April 6th and Mercury Lounge on April 7th. That Knitting Factory show is with Fucked Up side-project The Bitters and Vivian Girls/Woods side-project The Babies. Tickets are on sale now.
Before that, Best Coast will be at SXSW - one of their shows will be a showcase put on by their label PPM (who put out Best Coast's now sold-out 7-inch, which is being re-pressed). That show happens Saturday, March 19th at Barbarella with Gun Outfit, Total Abuse, KIT, Abe Vigoda and No Age.
Best Coast toured the West Coast with Vivian Girls earlier in February. Their full-length debut is expected sometime this year. Videos of the group and all tour dates are below...
Best Coast - So Gone (The Echoplex 2/20/10)
Best Coast - Thats The Way Boys Are (The Echoplex 2/20/10)
Best Coast - 2010 Tour Dates
3/05 REED COLLEGE PORTLAND, Oregon
3/13 BLOOMINGDALES BEVERLY CENTER IN-STORE PERFORMANCE Los Angeles, California
3/17 SXSW AUSTIN, Texas
3/18 SXSW AUSTIN, Texas
3/19 SXSW AUSTIN, Texas
3/20 SXSW AUSTIN, Texas
3/29 THE BIKO HOUSE W/ SURFER BLOOD + TURBO FRUITS GOLETA, California
4/01 NEW YORK, NY, Bowery Ballroom #
4/03 PHILA, PA, Barbary
4/05 MONTCLAIR, NJ, The Meat Locker
4/06 BROOKLYN, NY, Knitting Factory
4/07 NEW YORK, NY, Mercury Lounge
4/12 MONTREAL, QC, The Cove
4/13 TORONTO, ON, The Garrison
4/14 DETROIT, MI, Magic Stick
4/16 CHICAGO, IL, Schubas
# w/ Japandoids, Midnight Masses