Posted in music | tour dates on December 18, 2012

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

California X at Tommy's Tavern, June 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
California X

California X hits the sweet spot between booming, riffy punk rock and bubblegum-pop. Their live show is no slouch either, as I remarked earlier this year when the band shared the stage with Nude Beach and White Lung:

...the big stand out to me was California X. The Massachusetts band worships at the altar of Dinosaur Jr and Husker Du, creating some sugar-y pop melodies buried beneath layers and layers of crunch. This is definitely a heavy band live too; one hell of a first showing in NYC.
The band will play a string of Northaast dates early next month and have set aside January 11 for NYC (venue TBA). All other tour dates are below.

California X's self-titled debut is due via Don Giovanni on January 15. Stream "Pond Rot" from that LP below, definitely worth a listen.

Streams and a list of tour dates are below.


California X - Pond Rot

Fri. 1/11 - NYC, NY
Sat. 1/12 - Philly, PA @ Nachouse
Sun. 1/13 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar (Upstairs)
Mon. 1/14 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Tue. 1/15 - Washington DC
Wed. 1/16 - New Brunswick, NJ @ House Show
Thu. 1/17 - Hartford, CT
Fri. 1/18 - Somerville, MA @ PA's Lounge w/ Dig Safe, Sneeze, No Fun
Sat. 1/19 - New Market, NH @ Fuckingham Palace w/ Young Leaves, Betty Nico



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Comments (14)

So good!

Posted by JT | December 18, 2012 11:51 AM

Ah check out my band then New York Y!

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2012 12:00 PM

^ HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAH - that is the funniest comment I've ever read on BV. I dropped acid 4 hours ago.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2012 12:06 PM

I prefer the Australian X

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2012 12:13 PM

I hope these guys do a tour with Screaming Females next year

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2012 12:44 PM

california x/screaming females would be the best tour ever, is that actually happening?

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2012 10:17 PM

I prefer The Ex.

Also, X "Los Angeles" is a great record.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 1:31 AM

this band sounds like an old band. why?

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 10:53 AM

Great stuff - More bands should be influenced by Dinosaur JR.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 11:39 AM

I HEAR HUM!!!!!!!!

Posted by Mike D. | December 26, 2012 12:20 PM

have seen bauhaus a few times and loved it. peter murphy solo is a snooze. this is a pretty lame idea.

Posted by Google Chrome 2013 | March 31, 2013 9:36 AM

greatest band name ever.

Posted by catering winnipeg | June 27, 2013 6:34 PM

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