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.
Wednesday July 3
7:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM
Baiju Tasting and food from 7:30PM to 8:30PM
••• 21 AND OVER
Ming River Baiju presents...
Bartender Appreciation Party, featuring ...
Andy Human & The Reptoids
Sean Wood - Git/Vox
Erin Wood - Bass/Vox
Wayne Draves - Drums
Tim Tim - Keys
-The Spits are already as ingrained in modern punk music as possible, yet still manage to devour the rip-offs and influence the youth of today without even looking like they’re trying. Going strong now for over fifteen years, smashing the windows and tearing down the walls of our minds every time they roll through town, these truly vicious visionaries have cooked punk down to its most powerful base form, crawling like Neanderthals through the muck, and creating a flaming trail of hits that’ll take quite a fit of dementia to ever forget. A perfect distillation of punk’s original open-ended weirdness, and modern music’s serrated salvation, The Spits have proven themselves to be no one to fuck with, over and over again.
They’ve always been one of the most original bands of the twenty-first century, yet it never really seemed like they weren’t doing anything too experimental, save their signature, yet refreshingly just-ahead-of-their-time, synth/drum machine noise they forced the fickle punk crowds to gladly swallow. The demonic void that they fill is utterly too much to handle, the band everyone wants to see, that pre-information overload-type of underground music mystery that just gets all the endorphins rushing. The way their throbbingly addictive songs just drip like sticky tar out of the speakers, their guitars that sound like food processors seemed to dull all our senses, just at the same time that the impeccable lyrics invigorate us beyond belief.
The Spits have already done so much, but still have so much more to come, as they continue to influence anyone with a penchant for irresistible punk music, played like there’s nothing to lose.
Andy Human & The Reptoids
Andy Human - voxxxals/guitar
Beast Man - bass, voxxx
Cripe Jergensen - pounding, ear-splitting,
general destruction, anvil chorus, drums
-from Oakland, CA
-Andy Human & The Reptoids are a band of cosmic assassins formed outta the muck by Andy Jordan (of The Cuts, The Time Flys, Buzzer, LENZ, The World).
"Post-punk trio from Oakland who bring many things to my mind: Devo, Dancing Cigarettes, Red Krayola, Wire, Uranium Club, Bonzo Dog Band (I’m weird). But hey, that’s just me--they sound like themselves. This is their second LP following a self-titled debut in 2015. Plus several 7-inch releases in between. “Fissures” opens it up with a joyous declaration of alienated purpose: “life in the cracks/that’s where I’m at/life in the fissures/life in the fissures.” Looking for meaning in the nooks ’n crannies of modern life. The title track works up a bit of psych swirl among the angles. And “Echo Pedal” references guitar efx as a metaphor for the daily struggle. Dig the electronics. The banging piano and glam-chuggin’ rhythms on “Cul de Sac” are like low-rent Roxy Music--or would that be Oklahoma proto-punkers Debris'?! “A Void” could be their new-wave dance hit--or something like that. “Thrust of History” and “You Like Your Job” have a Gang of Four vibe, although not as heavy. And there’s more. First-rate stuff--nice to hear a modern post-punk thing that doesn’t also veer into hardcore territory. They have a pretty unique thing goin’. But they sound like they’re from the north of England, not Oakland--hah!"
-from Chico CA
-Beehive is a trashy, two-piece rock ‘n’ roll punk duo based around a Hammond Auto-Vari 64 drum machine. Comprised of Jake and Bud, the two split time between Chico and the Bay, and are former members of Terry Malts and Shutups. They also enjoy long walks on the sidewalk and virgin gin fizzes. Find them @beehive_trash.