Posted in music on February 10, 2014

"At the Don Giovanni records showcase rn. These are some damn good bands, and DG is exhibit A of what a punk label should be." - @Lowry_Phil

"The Screaming Females killed it tonight. The whole Don Giovanni showcase ruled." - Andrew Alvarez

"Don Giovanni Recs showcase night two highlight: watching Upset with Peter Stampfel while he contributed harmonies from the crowd" - Jenn Pelly

Cali X rockin' the Don Giovanni showcase (via @pinker)
Cali X

New Jersey's Night Birds followed Vacation with their first performance together in three months. New dad Brian Gorsenger didn't look like he'd lost any of his usual energy and aggression during the hiatus. By this point, the mosh pit was going full-throttle. Beer and beer cans continued to fly overhead, and Gorsenger had fans screaming the choruses to "Born to Die in Suburbia" and "Maimed for the Masses" into the mic right along with him.

Wisconsin's Tenement closed out the evening. In contrast to the abbreviated set the band played at Asbury Lanes back in September, last night they pulled out all the stops. The set ranged from classic-rock inflected punk to extended instrumental drones. Guitarist Amos Pitsch brought along a case filled with paraphernalia that included duct tape, a tambourine, and bells. He rolled the tambourine over to a fan in the front row. He duct-taped the strings of his guitar to the fingerboard, jingled bells in both hands, and even played guitar using a full can of beer as a slide. As the band unplugged their instruments at the end of the set, cries went up for one more song; and, after a few moments, the band obliged setting the pit roiling one, final time. [Speak Into My Goodeye]

NJ punk/indie rock label Don Giovanni Records put on their annual Brooklyn showcases last week, kicking off at Death by Audio this past Thursday (2/6), and continuing with a two-night stand at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday (2/7) and Saturday (2/8) with five bands each night. The above review is of the DbA show which included sets by Tenement, NIght Birds, Vacation and more, and the MHOW shows had sets by Screaming Females, Laura Stevenson, California X, Nude Beach, Priests and still many more. If you went, how was it? A short video of Cali X's set is below.

California X have other upcoming shows, including another NYC show happening on March 14 at Shea Stadium with solid local support coming from Sleepies and LVL UP. That's a good option if you're staying in NYC during SXSW this year. Tickets go on sale today (2/10) at noon. All upcoming Cali X dates are listed below.

As discussed, Vacation's tour includes another NYC show TONIGHT (2/10) at Cake Shop with Nancy and Flykills.

Night Birds open for The Queers when they play Love Songs for the Retarded in full at Mercury Lounge on Saturday (2/15). The Scandals are on that show too, and tickets are still available. Before that, they'll play an instrumental set as Killer Waves at Grand Victory on Thursday (2/13) with garage rockers Shocked MInds and Foster Care.

Priests have multiple upcoming shows too.

All Cali X dates are listed, along with that clip, below...

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California X at Don Giovanni 2014 Brooklyn showcase

California X -- 2014 Tour Dates
02/11/2014 Northampton The Elevens w/ VACATION/POTTY MOUTH/BLESSED STATE
03/08/2014 Boston Great Scott w/ Swearin', Yale Massachusetts + GREAT GUEST
03/09/2014 WMASS FLYWHEEL SWEARIN'/POTTY MOUTH/TECHNICOLOR TEETH/AYE NAKO
03/14/2014 Brooklyn Shea Stadium w/ Sleepies, LVL UP
03/31/2014 New Hampshire University of New Hampshire

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Comments (16)

Steinways reunion, please

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2014 12:01 PM

Shellshag is the best!

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2014 12:14 PM

I miss all those photos of the screaming female with her mouth fellating a microphone.

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2014 12:50 PM

12:01 there was a Steinways reunion at the Don Giovanni showcase a couple years ago.

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2014 1:00 PM

the miracle of bases

Posted by Covert | February 10, 2014 1:05 PM

did someone finally figure out that the screaming females chick isn't photogenic?

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2014 2:35 PM

Another Steinways reunion then, please

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2014 2:44 PM

so much fucking fun

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2014 3:02 PM

Amazing shows. Can we get another For Science reunion next year?

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2014 3:06 PM

Dude from merch table said next year they might do just one show, longer (full day?) at a bigger venue (like Webster Hall). I like the smaller venues, but whatever, should be fun anyway

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2014 3:19 PM

Wow, really hope they don't move this to webster hall.

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2014 4:13 PM

dude at the merch table knows all

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2014 5:42 PM

Shellshag put on such a great show. People moshed and Shell was wearing a Spiderman suit

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2014 7:24 PM

BV asked, "If you went, how was it?"

sent in a comment critical of California X around noon today - either it's lost in the ether, or someone's dating the singer.

Brick Mower was great - Screaming Females, pretty OK!

Posted by Mike H | February 10, 2014 7:33 PM

I don't know this band The Screaming Females, but I had "a screaming female" situation the other night. Let me Explain:
So there I was, minding my own business in line at Mamouns. A few girls in front of me just ordered a Robust Hummus Platter and as they carried it to their table, I accidentally bumped into them causing there Robust Platter to crash upon the floor... I apologized, but it didn't matter. Those females started screaming!

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2014 3:44 AM

next year should be ergs/for science/steinways

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2014 3:04 PM

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