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Fullerton, CA record store/label Burger Records is looking to overthrow the powers that be on Friday (3/8) with Burger Revolution, a series of sponsored shows all over the globe. (Though mostly North America and Europe.) Here in New York City, Burger Revolution is going down at Death by Audio with Pop Zeus, Hector's Pets (who just played with Vietnam), A Rex & J Rex, and La Rosas. Tickets are $8 at the door.
Meanwhile, if you're going to Austin for SXSW, Burger is throwing a killer free show on March 13 at Trailer Space Records with Natural Child, Audacity, Shannon & the Clams, Gap Dream and tons more. After SXSW, Burger's throwing the two-day Burgerama at the Observatory in Santa Anna, CA (March 22 + 23) with a Who's Who line-up of garage/lo-fi favorites.
A full list of Burger Revolution events are below.
photos by Devan Council
Vietnam @ Mercury Lounge, 2/28/2013
As mentioned, Vietnam have returned after a five-year abscence, releasing an A.merican D.ream, last week via Mexican Summer. The band played a record release show on Thursday (2/28) with Hector's Pets and TV Baby also on the bill. (There was an afterparty down the street at the soon-to-close Motor City where Jonathan Toubin DJ'd obscure punk.) More pics from that night are in this post.
Michael Gerner and the rest of his band are heading to SXSW next week and will stay on the road for much of the spring. Vietnam has added a homecoming show in Brooklyn at Glasslands on May 18. Tickets for that show are on sale now and updated tour dates are listed below.
by Bill Pearis
Brooklyn band Vietnam were a fixture of the '00s local scene but went quiet a few years ago to the point where some may have wondered if they still existed. Main man Michael Gerner reactivated the name last year as a six-piece, and has put the finishing touches on a new Vietnam album, an A.merican D.ream, which is out February 26 via Mexican Summer. You can check out cover art and "Kitchen Kongas" from the album below.
The six-strong Vietnam will play a record release party in NYC at Mercury Lounge on February 28 with TV Baby and Hectors Pets. Tickets are on sale now. Shortly after that the band will head out on tour, including the inevitable stop in Austin for SXSW (which just announced the film lineup) and they play Austin Psych Fest too. All tour dates are listed below.