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.
8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM
••• 21 AND OVER
$15 in advance / $18 at the door
Pop punk garage
Power pop punk
(of Tsunami Bomb, The Hammerbombs, The Applicators, & Sayaka )
-from Seattle, WA
-“Dead Bars make ripping pop-leaning punk meant to be belted out side-by-side with your closest friends” - KEXP
"The album, which was produced by Jack Endino (yes, the same Jack Endino who recorded Nirvana, Soundgarden, Mudhoney, and many others in the early '90s) encapsulates this beautifully in the form of emotional singalong anthems -- perfect for screaming along after you've had a beer, or five." – Kerrang
“Dead Bars make something impossible to duplicate look so simple and attainable” – Razorcake
“Dead Bars mix sludgy guitars and power pop melodies in a way that Weezer and Dinosaur Jr. fans will probably dig” – Brooklyn Vegan
"If Bruce Springsteen took a wrong turn at the New Jersey Turnpike and ended up joining a gang of chain-smoking bikers, he might sound a little like Seattle’s Dead Bars." – Seattle Weekly
“Dead Bars have a good pop hook with a bunch of bashing and screaming over it; what’s not to like?” – Jack Endino (Nirvana/Mudhoney producer)
-from San Francisco, CA
-BLAMMOS are a catchy but quirky indie-pop/rock band with lots of vocal harmonies and snarky but heartfelt lyrics. Maybe you saw them play that one time? Was it at an emerging artists showcase at SXSW or CMJ Music Marathon? How long can someone be an “emerging artist,” anyway?
About 20 years, apparently.
Arthur Adams started BLAMMOS a long time ago and never gave up on it. Sure, he spent a good 10+ years touring the world as a robot in space punk band The Phenomenauts, and had a full time career as a professional composer and filmmaker. But BLAMMOS was always there. Doing an occasional tour, putting out an occasional single, making an occasional award-winning music video, and for the last 8 years or so, occasionally working on a new record.
This new album, Sometimes I Wish You Were Dead, is the clearest vision of Arthur’s songwriting and the band’s music ever committed to tape. It features a sound and snarl inspired by late 70s new wave and power pop like Elvis Costello, The Pretenders and Squeeze, songwriting and harmonies reminiscent of 60s groups like The Zombies, The Beach Boys and (going out on a limb here) The Beatles, and not so subtle nods to the early 70s bedroom pop of Macca, Nilsson and Rundgren. The album’s 10 tracks find Adams and his musical partner Joelle Jaffe weaving upbeat, harmony-filled tales of young lust, broken relationships, fallen friends and how much they just LOVE tough guys.
Laugh, cry, and dance all the way to the grave with BLAMMOS’ brand new album:
Sometimes I Wish You Were Dead.
-from Oakland, CA
-Music to be murdered by.
Featuring members of The Applicators, Tsunami Bomb, The Hammerbombs, and Sayaka. If you like any of those, you'll probably like this. Maybe.