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Tuesday, July 27, 2010



poster by Anthony Gerace/Friends Explode

I'm so excited for this show this Saturday! It's our first night at Tin Can Ale House, and we're looking forward to joining forces. San Diego's mutant beach Boys, Heavy Hawaii (Art Fag Recordings, Wild World) are playing with Austin dreams, SLEEP ∞ OVER & Pure Ecstasy. For extra added bonus feature, djs Brandon Welchez, Mario Orduno & Charles Rowell will be playing records all night long. It's sure to not only be packed but ridiculously memorable. It's only 5 dollars. Practically free. C-ya there if yr in San Diego.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Shows In San Diego July/August

These shows are presented by Art Fag Recordings and are happening soon in San Diego. Take a look.

Saturday, July 31 - Heavy Hawaii, SLEEP ∞ OVER, Pure Ecstasy + djs Brandon Welchez, Mario Orduno & Charles Rowell @ Tin Can Ale House - $5

Friday, August 6 - Ariel Pink & His Haunted Graffiti, Puro Instinct (formally Pearl Harbor) & Dunes + djs Mario Orduno, Charles Rowell & Brandon Welchez @ The Casbah - $12adv/$14 day of

Tuesday August 10 - Happy Birthday (King Tuff, Sub Pop), Residual Echoes, Neon Dick + djs Charles Rowell, Brandon Welchez & Mario Orduno @ Tin Can Ale House - $7

Friday August 20 - Crocodiles, Woven Bones, Heavy Hawaii + djs Brandon Welchez, Charles Rowell & Mario Orduno @ The Casbah - $12

C-ya there!!

Coming in September: Cold Cave, Hunx & His Punx, Frankie & The Outs, Delorean, Abe Vigoda, Procedure Club + more!!

Coming in October: Zola Jesus, Chromatics, Glass Candy + more more more!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Friday In San Diego!!


Friday in San Diego. Some treats from New York City. Two bands with releases on the Captured Tracks label, German Measles and The Beets are coming to town to play Tower Bar. SD's Christmas Island are also playing theur first show with a bass player and a gang of new jams. BIG FRIDAY IN SD.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Internet Forever 7" (AF008) SOON


We are excitedly waiting for the new Internet Forever 7" (AF008) to arrive. If you're into it, then join the Art Fag Recordings mailing list here for first dibs. It's pressed in an edition of 500 on black as sin vinyl. Artwork by Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls.

Track listing:

A. Break Bones
B. 3D

Dum Dum & Croc FUN On The West Coast

We're super excited to announce these dates!! West Coast FUN.

Wed-Jun-23 Oakland, CA New Parish
Fri-Jun-25 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
Sat-Jun-26 Seattle, WA High Dive
Tue-Jun-29 Sacramento, CA Blue Lamp
Wed-Jun-30 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
Thu-Jul-01 Los Angeles, CA Echo
Fri-Jul-02 San Diego, CA Casbah
Sat-Jul-03 Costa Mesa, CA Detroit Bar

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Shows/Nights/Fun In San Diego

Friday, May 8 - Christmas Island, German Measles, The Beets, DJ Mario Orduno @ The Tower Bar

Friday, May 28 - Spectrum (Sonic Boom, Spacemen 3), Pearl Harbor, Heavy Hawaii, DJ Mario Orduno @ The Soda Bar

Wednesday, June 16 - Jeremy Jay, All Saints Day (Vivian Girls, Cat Power), DJ Mario Orduno & guests TBA @ The Casbah

Tuesday, August 3 - Yellow Fever with guests TBA @ Soda Bar

Friday, August 6 - Ariel Pink/Haunted Graffiti, Pearl harbor, Heavy Hawaii, DJ Mario Orduno @ The Casbah

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Art Fag Poster Artist Gets Props! Read!

Our good friend Anthony Gerace of Friends Explode had his work for Art Fag and other projects featured on a blog and you can read it here at the Blank Blog. His art is rad and we love all the posters he's done for us!! Thanks Anthony!! And while props are being thrown around, Blank Blog is kinda bad ass too so thanks Blank Blog!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

New Best Coast Video

Taylor Swift can suck it, this is the best video of all time.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Shows/Nights/Fun In San Diego

Saturday April 17 - Love is All, Dum Dum Girls @ The Casbah w/ djs Charlie Rowell, Branson Welch and Marty Orlando

Saturday April 24 - Crocodiles, Blank Dogs, Cosmetics @ The Casbah w/dj Mario Orduno

Monday May 3 - Growing, Heavy Hawaii, The Illuminauts @ The Casbah w/ djs Mario Orduno, Charles Rowell & Brandon Welchez

Friday May 28 - Spectrum/Sonic Boom, Pearl Harbor, Heavy Hawaii @ Soda Bar.

..and there's more special shit coming soon, news as soon as it's all confirmed!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Veronica Falls 'Found Love In A Graveyard' Video

My track of 2010 (so far) got the video treatment and it RULES. Veronica Falls is hurriedly becoming my favorite band, and I can't wait to hear more. Their cover of Roky Erikson's 'Starry Eyes' is perfect too. But I's the vid, check it. Song's called 'Found Love In A Graveyard' and you can get the 7" via Captured Tracks.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Fun Updates At Art Fag Recordings

Yeah!! Go check at Art Fag Recordings' website!! Sorry for yelling, but there's new surprise stuff on there that we're SOO excited about!! 2010!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Crocodiles / Blank Dogs In San Diego April 24

This show is going to be bananas. Saturday, April 24. New York's Blank Dogs is coming and Crocodiles' first show in ages and performing songs from their upcoming and freshly recorded LP. Cosmetics open and Mario Orduno is djing between and after groops. This takes place at The Cabah in San Diego. Tickets are 10 dollars in advance and 12 dollars at the door. You can buy them
here. This is NOT one to miss!! BANANAS.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

San Diego Tonight: Dirty Beaches & Jeans Wilder...FUN!


Tonight in San DIego is a special special thing. Montreal's Dirty Beaches and San Diego's Jeans Wilder are playing for free. FREE. To add extra bonus, Brandon Welchez, Charles Rowell, and I will be playing oldies records between bands and all nite long.

Check out Dirty Beaches' video for True Blue which not only channels Roy Orbison, but will also be featured on a 7" on Zoo Music soon!!

Friday, March 26, 2010


Limited quantity. Available at Last chance to not pay dumb ebay prices.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Dum Dum Girls Los Angeles Times Review

Dum Dm Girls got a fairly stellar Los Angeles Times

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Dum Dum Girls' New York Times Review

Dum DUm Girls got a fairly stellar New York Times review.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Sleep Over / Bathetic / New 2xTape


Hi hi hi, my new favorite band Sleep Over has a new double cassette and booklet out on Bathetic and you can buy it here. For fans of moonlit, dreamy, haunting, pretty perfection for the ear holes. And after you go buy that, go listen to Sunspots on their myspace thing.