Entries tagged with: Guantanamo Baywatch
The Burger Boogaloo is back in the Bay Area for 2015, happening at Oakland's Mosswood Park Amphitheatre on July 4 & 5. John Waters is not just on the poster above, he'll be hosting the show as well. This year's lineup includes The Black Lips, King Khan & BBQ, Shannon & The Clams, Untamed Youth, The Mummies, The Gories, Guantanamo Baywatch, Audacity, Gooch Palms, The Pandoras (making their first public appearance in 20 years) and lots more. Tickets are on sale now. Full Burger Boogalooo lineup below.
Elsewhere: Burgerama Four is happening in Santa Ana, CA at the end of March, and earlier that month the label will be in Austin for SXSW with details on their shindigs still to come.
Yvette at The Studio at Webster Hall (more by Chris La Putt)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Special Guest, Yvette, Big Ups, Ovlov @ Death By Audio
With a week left of shows, Death by Audio is really promising to make their suprise special guests special. Last night was Ty Segall. Who will it be tonight? Don't worry yourselves too much about it -- borderline industrial rock duo Yvette, smartass punks Big Ups and Connecticut's Ovlov are three reasons to go already
Johnny Marr, Meredith Shelton @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Recalling his prolific days with The Smiths, Johnny Marr has banged out two albums in a year's time. They're not at his 1985 peak, but they're not bad either. He's a lot of fun live, and peppers hit sets with oldies -- any chance to see him play "The Headmaster Ritual" is worth considering
The Dream Syndicate, EZTV @ Rough Trade
One of the leaders in LA's early-'80s "Paisley Underground" scene, The Dream Syndicate looked to The Velvet Underground and other '60s bands while most were playing with synthesizers. Broken up since the late '80s, Wynn reformed the band in 2012 with '80s-era members Dennis Duck and Mark Walton, plus Miracle 3 guitarist Jason Victor and they've been playing sporadically ever since. This is their first NYC show in 25 years.
Ryan Adams, Butch Walker @ Carnegie Hall
Ryan Adams has been a busy guy this year with a new solo album, collaborating on stage with Bob Mould, covering Foreigner and Bryan Adams, and whatever else it is he's up to. He's also on tour now and tonight is the first of five NYC-area shows, two of which are solo gigs at Carnegie Hall.
Tei Shi, Yumi Zouma, Oyinda @ Baby's All Right
New Zealand's Yumi Zouma mix synthpop and indiepop styles, which makes Cascine an ideal label for the band. They play tonight with Brooklyn (by way of Argentina, Vancouver and Montreal) singer Tei Shi who makes appealingly danceable pop.
Guantanamo Baywatch, Fletcher C. Johnson, Scully @ Baby's All Right
After the Tei Shi/Yumi Zouma show, hang around Baby's for something less shiny and more garagey.
Naam, White Hills, No Way, Blackout, It's Not Night, It's Space, Chimpgrinder, Wonderbreed, Eidetic Seeing, Mountain God, Blackest, Grizzlor @ Paper Box
There's some cool bands on this all-day show that they're calling Sludgefeast, but most notably it's the last show by psych rockers NAAM before they go on hiatus. Catch 'em while you still can.
Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa, Fascinator, Cuddle Formation @ Cake Shop
Former Ponytail guitarist Dustin Wong moved back to his childhood home of Japan after completing his trilogy of loop-based albums and began collaborating with musician Takako Minekawa. Using a specially designed interface that allows them to switch from guitar to keyboards to sampler to vocals, their music is creative and playful. Tonight's show is with Australian ex-pat Fascinator, whose eccentric brand of pop is definitely worth arriving early.
Antarctigo Vespucci, Hard Girls, Mikey Erg, Turnip King @ Palisades
Antarctigo Vespucci is the collaborative project of Fake Problems singer Chris Farren and former Bomb the Music Industry singer Jeff Rosenstock. Their tourmates Hard Girls make superior indie punk, making this a very good double billed tour. Great support at this show too from punk's everywhere man Mikey Erg and local indie rockers Turnip King.
Fred Falke, Alex English @ Cielo
Get on those dancing shoes and head to Cielo where the great French house producer Fred Falke will handle the boards.
Tim Sweeney, Tom Noble, Palmbomen @ Cameo
Tonight is the 15th anniversary party for Tim Sweeney's "Beats in Space" show which has aired every airs every Tuesday on WNYU. Tim was instrumental in shaping the early days of DFA so expect a night of that style disco and dance.
Supersuckers, Hail Action @ Knitting Factory
Supersuckers have been putting out quality cowpunk, garage rock and more since the early '90s, and this year they returned with Get the Hell, their first album since 2008. Shit will be kicked tonight.
Holy Sons, Elisa Ambrogio, Ryan Sawyer @ Union Pool
Good show all around with Emil Amos' (Grails, Om) trippy Holy Sons project, Elisa Ambrogio of noise trio Magik Markers who makes significantly less noisy material on her new solo debut, and well-matched opener Ryan Sawyer.
Shilpa Ray, Northern Arms, D'NT @ Cameo Gallery
Punk blues rocker Shilpa Ray is one of Brooklyn's many always-consistent gems. Tonight's as good a chance as any to catch her live.
Suzanne Vega @ Joe's Pub (2 shows)
She may be be best known for "Luka" and "Tom's Diner" (both from 1987's Solitude Standing) but Suzanne Vega's gift for songwriting has continued since. She plays an early and a late show tonight.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Mini Mansions @ Bowery Ballroom
This quirky Detroit pop duo are fond of high concepts, elaborate stage shows, and big hooks. Their first of two NYC shows this week.
Vorde, Haethen, KAMA RUPA, Drowning The Virgin Silence @ Acheron
Vorde have been one of the better black metal bands on the local NYC scene for a while now, and this week they put out their debut album (stream a couple tracks below). Tonight's the release show.
Devin, Walking Shapes, The Big Sleep, Youngman Grand, Whiskey Bitches @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
It's another night of food, drinks, arcade games, shopping and indie rock at Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Free to get in.
Phil Lesh @ Capitol Theatre
As any Deadhead can tell you, Phil Lesh plays the favorites and his current band does it well. It's another night of his never-ending residency at The Cap, and these shows are always a good time.
Seu Jorge @ Blue Note
Best known here in America for acting in City of God and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (which he scored using only acoustic, Portuguese David Bowie covers), but Brazilian artist Seu Jorge has been making music since the '90s. This is part of his eight-night run at the Blue Note.
Skanksgiving 2014 w/ The Pietasters, The Slackers, Mephiskapheles, Westbound Train, Avon Junkies, Backyard Superheroes @ Starland Ballroom
It's not quite Thanksgiving but it's definitely Skanksgiving tonight at Starland Ballroom, which hosts a slew of veteran ska bands.
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Screaing Females / Ted Leo / Pujol / Shellshag @ DbA 11/9/2014
As most people figured out ahead of time, Screaming Females were the "Special Guest" headliners at Death by Audio on Sudnay night (11/9). Pujol, who they had been touring with, were playing, both bands had just hit Asbury Lanes, it just made sense. However, most people didn't know that there was another surprise on the show -- Ted Leo + Pharmacists, who played their first show together in over a year. Talk about a nice bonus! Shellshag started out the night which also marked the beginning of the last two weeks of Death by Audio's existence. Pictures from the whole night, including a few from next door's Death by Art installation, are in this post.
In other DbA news, a few more shows for this week are now up on the venue's website:
Wednesday 11.12: Pygmy Shrews, Mike Berdan, Pleasure IndustryAny guesses on the "Special Guests"? Monday, November 17 (Future Punx, Priests) is the last DbA show with bands listed. The last five nights are all listed as "Top Secret!"
Thursday 11.13: "Special Guest," Prince Rama (performing a 15-minute "exercise", Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Mr. Transylvania
Friday 11.14: "Special Guest," Guantanamo Baywatch, The Numerators, Rips
Pampers, Honey, New England Patriots and Nandas play DbA tonight (11/10). More pics from Sunday's show with Screaming Females, Ted Leo and more, below...
Pabst Blue Ribbon, or PBR if you prefer, is throwing their first-ever music festival this year in various Portland, OR venues from September 26-28. The fest, dubbed Project Pabst, will feature Modest Mouse, Tears for Fears, Guided by Voices, Rocket from the Crypt, Violent Femmes, Constantines, GZA (performing Liquid Swords), High on Fire, Red Fang, Shabazz Palaces, Phosphorescent, Menomena, The Thermals, Speedy Ortiz and more, Tickets, including single-day passes, weekend passes, and individual show tickets, are on sale now. More info at the fest's site.
Full lineup below...
After a successful first try at a world rock n' roll uprising, Burger Records is back with it's second annual Burger Revolution which will happen at venues all over the world on March 8. There are two events happening in Brooklyn: Union Pool with Threats, BOYTOY, and
Baby in Vain; and a second, more DIY (and all-ages) show at 180 Scholes St. with Sunflower Bean, The Wives, Scully, and Surfbort (more info).
UPDATE: Denmark's Baby in Vain had visa issues and are off the Union Pool bill.
Speaking of both SXSW and Burger Records, for those of you heading to Austin this year, the label will be all over the place, throwing shows every day with an insane ammount of bands, culminating in the annual all-day "Burgermania" at Hotel Vegas on March 15 with The Orwells, La Luz, Gap Dream, Boogarins, together Pangea, Vaadat Chagirin and literally about 20 other acts. Their full list of SXSW activities is below as well.
Burger Revolution show list, plus Burger's SXSW schedule and Baby in Vain dates and streams, below...
Gap Dream @ Bowery Ballroom, 10/5/2013 (more by Dylan Johnson)
We mentioned briefly yesterday that Black Lips would be playing this year's edition of Burger Records' Burgerama fest which happens at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA on March 23 & 24. Today, the Burger folks released the initial line-up for Burgerama III which is pretty killer if you're into the rock n' roll lifestyle the store/label has become synonymous with. Among the acts playing this year: Mac DeMarco, Death, FIDLAR, Nobunny, Gap Dream, Kool Keith (!), Allah-Las, The Orwells, The Tyde and loads more. Full lineup below.
Tickets for Burgerama III go on sale Friday (1/10) at noon PST.
Burgerama lineup, poster and a streaming Burger sampler, below...
Portland's surfy Guantanamo Baywatch have a 7" due soon via Suicide Squeeze, a split with likeminded southern-fried rockers Natural Child. The single, appropriately titled Surf N' Turf, is out December 3 but you can stream GBW's "Love This Time" below (via SPIN).
The band are currently on tour, which hits NYC this weekend for three area shows: Saturday (11/2) at Cake Shop (line-up TBA), then SUNY Purchase on Sunday (11/3) with Pupppy and The Hiya Dunes, and then they'll hit Death by Audio on Tuesday (11/5) with Hector's Pets. Dirty Fences and A Rex & J Rex.
All Guantanamo Baywatch tour dates are listed, along with the song stream and single art, below...
Fullerton, CA record store/label/way-of-life Burger Records, who has somewhat cornered the market on low-fi, nasally, tongue-in-cheek powerpop/punk/garage, has been hosting Burgerama fests in California for a few years. But now they're taking the show on the road with the Burgerama Caravan of All-Stars, featuring The Growlers, Cosmonauts, Gap Dream, and Pangea. That tour includes a stop in NYC on October 5 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show are on sale now and all dates are listed below.
If you live in the San Francisco area, Burger is throwing a two-day festival, Burger Boogaloo, this weekend (July 6 & 7) in Oakland's Mosswood Park, featuring appearances by Jonathan Richman, Oblivians, Redd Kross, The Seros, FUZZ, Trashwomen, Audacity, Traditional Fools, Mean Jeans, Shannon & The Clams, Guantanamo Baywatch, Pangea, Gravy's Drop, Mikal Cronin, Gap Dream, Peach Kelli Pop, Wet Spots, Stompin' Riff Raffs, DJ Jonathan Toubin NY Night Train, DJ Russell Quan, MC Oscar, and more. Tickets are still available.
Many of the groups named above are featured on the label's new cassette compilation, Taste of Burger Records, which has a whopping 57 tracks. You can stream the whole thing below.
Burger's next two releases both come out on July 23. One is Love is the Law, the new album from Portland's The Memories whose folky pop is not that far from The Beets. You can stream a track off that below. The other is The Life and Times of a Paperclip, from SoCal duo The Garden and their drum-and-bass setup will probably appeal to fans of The Intelligence. You can check out the video to "I'm A Woman" below.
Fliers for Burgerama Caravan of All-Stars and Burger Boogaloo, plus the list of tour dates and streams, below...
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Guantanamo Baywatch - Boomerenga (MP3)
Portland, OR does not have a beach but that hasn't stopped trio Guantanamo Baywatch from kicking out vintage-sounding twangy surf rock infused with a twisted sense of glee. And when it comes to a genre like this, enthusiasm counts for a lot. They are also not afraid to give a song a "cha cha cha" ending, something I secretly wish bands would do more. Their new album, Chest Crawl, out now via Dirtnap, is a good time tiki party with extra-spiked punch. You can download "Boomeranga" at the top of this post.
Guantanamo Baywatch are currently on tour and hit NYC on Wednesday, July 11 for a show at Cake Shop with local punks The Numerators. All tour dates are listed at below.
The 2012 edition of MusicFestNW takes place in September 5 - 9 at 18 venues in Portland, OR and will feature performances from over 150 bands, including Passion Pit, Hot Snakes, Girl Talk, Danny Brown, Beirut Silversun Pickups, Dinosaur Jr. and Sebadoh, many more.
In addition to those previously announced artists, MFNW has just added The Hives, Flying Lotus, Wild Nothing, DIIV, Quasi, Moon Duo, My Goodness, DZ Deathrays, and Strand Of Oaks to the already impressive line-up. Wristbands, available various levels and packages, and tickets to individual shows are on sale now. Check out the complete MFNW lineup below.