Listings are in the opposite order of appearance: headliner is listed at the top, next is the support band(s), and the last band listed is the opener.
October 10 2015
8:30PM doors -- music at 9:30PM ••• 21 AND OVER
$12 in advance / $15 at the door
featuring David Yow
from Scratch Acid and Jesus Lizard
dark punk rock surf
DJ Josh Lindenfelzer
featuring David Yow from Scratch Acid and Jesus Lizard
Ted Falconi, Steve DePace, Bruno DeSmartass, David Yow
-from San Francisco, CA
-San Francisco's oddball punk heroes Flipper have played reunion shows intermittently over the past few years. Though he's remained active, frontman Bruce "Loose" Calderwood has suffered from a broken back since 1994. According to the band, he's now retired from Flipper.
It's not the end of the band, KQED reports (via Stereogum). Flipper are playing a series of shows later this year with a new frontman: The Jesus Lizard's David Yow.
Drummer Stephen DePace said Flipper were contacted by an Italian promoter with the idea that they'd do three shows in November. With Calderwood sidelined, DePace decided to approach Yow after seeing him perform with Chrome in Los Angeles. "He was really into it," DePace told KQED. "He said he was honored to be asked."
Megan March, John No
-from Oakland, CA
Garage punk duo Street Eaters formed in 2007 after bassist John No (Fleshies, Triclops!) and drummer Megan March (Before the Fall, Younger Lovers) met through famed Berkeley, California club 924 Gilman Street and connected over their love of '90s punk, riot grrrl, and D.I.Y. culture. No and March approached the band as a 50-50 collaboration, sharing songwriting duties with an emphasis on themes of alienation and personal and political struggles. Tempering the activist spirit of the '90s Pacific Northwest underground with their freewheeling East Bay punk revivalist roots, Street Eaters delivered their socially conscious lyrics with call-and-response vocals and treble-cranked bass, finding their sonic niche somewhere between Dutch post-punk alchemists the Ex and rousing Portland-based indie rockers the Thermals.
-Street Eaters (Megan March and John No) are inspired by smart outsider music from Mission of Burma to Huggy Bear, Big Business to Burning Kitchen, The Need to Godheadsilo, The Ex to X. Described as "lean and elemental...nervy and ragged" (Wondering Sound), the bass/drums/dual vocals band are and have always been a two-piece, and a hardcore DIY touring ethic is in their blood. Street Eaters have crisscrossed Europe and North America multiple times in two-seat pickup trucks crammed full of amps and drums, and were on the road for over four months (110+ shows) in 2014 alone.
Street Eaters' second album, Blood::Muscles::Bones, was released last year on Contraszt! Records (Europe) and Nervous Intent Records (North America). The album (streaming in full at http://streeteaters.com) has been called "a backmasked pileup of grinding guitars and crashing drums that simmers, then explodes" (SPIN), “...stellar; the songs are darker, more direct"(MaximumRockNRoll), and “...a welcome return to the weird era between punk and new wave” (BUST Magazine) which "embodies a sort of tension that's unique to those odd hours when thinking and staying busy feels better than sleeping" (The Le Sigh).
Jonny- Guitar, Nicole-Vocals, Reese-Bass, Sean-Drums
-from Oakland, CA
-dark punk rock surf!