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Monday, June 6, 2011

Crazy Band 'I Like You' Video

This is Crazy Band. The video rules. Jenna from Mika Miko is in this band. They will be appearing in San Diego July 21. Crazy details soon. Enjoy the video.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

San Diego: Young Prisms / Cold Showers @ Tower Bar This Friday

poster by Dusty Dirtweed

Young Prisms are in San Diego recording their record for Art Fag and their going to play a show. It's at Tower Bar and Cold Showers are playing too! WTF. Crocodiles' Brandon Welchez and Charles Rowell are djing along with Mario Orduno (me). It's only $5.

Check these vidz:

Young Prisms "Sugar" from kay kanine on Vimeo.

Cold Showers "I Don't Mind" from Brian Davila on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Psychic Dancehall Debut 7" On Art Fag Recordings


London/California duo Psychic Dancehall premiered the new songs from the new Art Fag Recordings 7" today via Altered Zones. There are two songs: the original "A Love That Kills" and the Love Joys cover, "Long Lost Lover". Listen to them below.

Psychic Dancehall "Love That Kills" 7" by Art Fag Recordings

You can order at the Art Fag site.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Best Coast's Debut 7" Available Again From Art Fag Recordings


1. Sun Was High (So Was I)"
2. So Gone
3. That's The Way Boys Are

The summer jam is back just in time and on sea foam green vinyl. Limited to 2000. Purchase this 7" at the "Shop" page on Art Fag's website.

This is NOT a preorder, these are ready to ship.

Distributors: Revolver USA, Carrot Top, and Cobraside are carrying these. Shops and distributors contact Art Fag direct at

Check summer dates below for Best Coast's amazingly neverending tour.

Sat 05/28/11 Bomb Fest 2011 Hartford, CT
Mon 05/30/11 Sasquatch Festival George, WA
Thu 06/09/11 Bonnaroo Music Festival Manchester, TN
Sat 06/11/11 Raleigh Amphiteatre Raleigh, NC
Mon 06/13/11 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD
Tue 06/14/11 Prospect Park Bandshell Brooklyn, NY
Wed 06/15/11 Academy of Music Philadelphia, PA
Thu 06/16/11 LPR New York, NY
Sun 08/07/11 Lollapalooza 2011 Chicago, IL
Fri 08/12/11 San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival

(via Art Fag Recordings )

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Spectrum In San Diego This Wednesday April 27

poster by Dusty Dirtweed

This is next Wednesday, April 27 @ Soda Bar in San Diego. Spectrum (Sonic Boom, Ex Spacemen 3) Pete Kember aka Sonic Boom is one of my favorite artists of all time. Cool. The Black Ryder and Crazy Band (member of Mika Miko, Los Angeles).

Presented by Art Fag Recordings

Get yr tix here

Here's a Spectrum favorite:

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

San Diego / Sunday Feb 20 / Cheap Curls, Colleen Green

poster by Dusty Dirtweed

Bambi's Birthday Bash / Cheap Curls (members of Dum Dum Girls) / Colleen Green (Los Angeles, Art Fag Recordings, Hardly Art)

@ Tower Bar / Get there early there are no pre sale tix, boss.

Sunday Feb 20 9pm

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Saturday, January 8, 2011

January / February In San Diego

There's a ridiculous amount of shows set up for San Diego set up by us at Art Fag Recordings. Take a look!

Friday January 21 - Young Prisms, Melted Toys, Heavy Hawaii & DJ Mario Orduno @ The Tin Can. $7 MORE INFO

Monday January 24 - Weekend (Slumberland Records), Mrs. Magician, Plateaus & DJ Mario Orduno @ Soda Bar. $5 MORE INFO

Saturday January 29 - Crocodiles, Tamaryn, Colleen Green, Raw Moans & DJ Mario Orduno @ The Casbah. $10 MORE INFO

Tuesday February 1 - Wild Nothing, Abe Vigoda, Heavy Hawaii & DJ Mario Orduno @ The Casbah. $10 adv/$12 day of MORE INFO

Sunday February 20 - BAMBI'S BIRTHDAY PARTY!! Cheap Curls (featuring all members of Dum Dum Girls), Colleen Green & DJs Jeff Graves & Mario Orduno @ The Tower Bar. $5 MORE INFO


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Big Sundayz. Heartbeat. Slumberland Records Nite. 11/14.

Hey, hey , hey San Diego!!

This Sunday is a monster of a party. Heartbeat. Indie, girl groups, postpunk and 50s.

A special Slumberland Records Nite in celebration of the new releases by Weekend and Dum Dum Girls. We'll have a listening party, giveaways, free pizza from Luigi's and good records all nite long spun by Charles Rowell of Crocodiles, and Mario Orduno of Art Fag Recordings, that's me.

Also, we'll have some new records from Art Fag Recordings and Zoo Music to give away.

This Sunday, November 14 @ The Whistle Stp. FREE.




Friday, November 5, 2010

No Joy, La Sera, Heavy Hawaii & Dirty Beaches This Sunday In San Diego


This Sunday. Major line up. No Joy from Cananda, La Sera (Katy of Vivian Girls new band), Heavy Hawaii, and our favorite 1 man performer, Dirty Beaches, also from Canada. Special special, special. No Joy, Heavy Hawaii and Dirty Beaches recently blew everyone away at the Art Fag / Zoo party at CMJ. The show is 7 dollars and is at The Tin Can in San Diego.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Heavy Hawaii Record Release Party Tonight In San Diego


We've been waiting for this night for months and it's finally here. Heavy Hawaii is celebrating the release of the HH record. We've invited the top dogs to join. Colleen Green flies in for a special set, and Raw Moans will perform a dj set. Also, Kevin Gist and Mario Orduno (me) will be spinning records too. This all goes down at the NEW Til-Two Club in San Diego. We will have HH records, cassettes, in addition to some limited releases on Art Fag Recordings, like All Saints Day, Dunes, Ye Olde Maids, The Plot, and some special surprises. Join us!


Tuesday, October 26, 2010


'Sup player haters, here are the next shows and junk we have going on in San Diego.

Thursday, Oct 28 - Heavy Hawaii record release party!! HH, Colleen Green, Raw Moans (DJ Set), DJs Mario Orduno & Kevin Gist. $5 @ Til-Two Club.

Sunday November 7 - No Joy, La Sera (Katy from Vivian Girls/All Saints Day), DJs Mario Orduno & Charles Rowell and more TBA. $5 @ The Tin Can

Wednesday November 10 - Best Coast, Sonny & The Sunsets, D/Wolves, Dirty Beaches & DJs Mario Orduno & Charles Rowell. @ The Casbah.

Sunday November 14 - The return of big Sundays! Slumberland / Indie pop night @ The Whistle Stop. Celebrating the new Slumberland release by Weekend. Vinyl giveaways! Pizza giveaways! FREE. DJs Charles Rowell & Mario Orduno.

Saturday November 20 - Wild Flag, Grass Widow w/ DJs Charles Rowell & Mario Orduno. @ The Casbah.

K E W L.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Art Fag Is Releasing Costa Rica's Las Robertas


On October 12, Art Fag Recordings is releasing Las Robertas' "Cry Out Loud" LP on vinyl, limited cassette, CD and digital. Each format will have it's distinctive color sleeve. This new version was mixed by Jon Greene (Dum Dum Girls, Crocodiles, Soft Pack) and was mastered by the esteemed Pete Lyman and was unavailable anywhere till now!. Read more about it on GvsB and download the newly mixed track, "Back To The End"!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Crocodiles "Hearts Of Love"


Directed by Sam Macon. "Hearts Of Love" from the forthcoming Fat Possum LP, Sleep Forever, out September 14, 2010.

Monday, September 6, 2010

New York City Super Week With Dum Dums, Crocs + Art Fag



September 15-17 Dum Dum Girls @ Radio City Music Hall w/Vampire Weekend & Beach House
September 16 Dum Dum Girls After Party @ Motor City Bar w/ Dj sets by DDG & Mario Orduno (Art Fag Recordings), FREE
September 18 Dum Dum Girls @ Knitting Factory w/Reading Rainbow, Girls At Dawn & DJ Mario Orduno (Art Fag)
September 22 Crocodiles @ Mercury Lounge w/ Reading Rainbow, Girls At Dawn & DJ Mario Orduno (Art Fag Recordings)
September 22 Crocodiles After Party @ Cyn Lounge (Brooklyn) w/ DJs David McDaniel & Mario Orduno (Art Fag Recordings) , FREE

Saturday In San DIego: Wild Nothing, Procedure Club, Colleen Green!!


Magic show and super fun this Saturday in San Diego. If you have any doubts check the links below.

Wild Nothing
Procedure Club
Colleen Green

+ DJ Sets by:
Mario Orduno
Charles Rowell
Brandon Welchez

@ The Tin Can

$7 / 9PM


Monday, August 16, 2010

This Friday In San Diego: Crocodiles, Woven Bones, Heavy Hawaii


We're really excited about this Friday! This line up is THE BEST.


Woven Bones
Heavy Hawaii

All groops have records coming out super soon!

$12 @ The Casbah. Maybe get there early? Maybe get tix @ Or maybe chance it and stroll in at 10?

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Shows In San Diego August/September/October

These shows are being presented by Art Fag Recordings and are happening soon. We're super excited!! Take a look:

Friday August 20 - Crocodiles, Woven Bones, Heavy Hawaii+ dj Mario Orduno @ The Casbah - $12

Thursday September 2 - Cold Cave, Delorean, Abe Vigoda + djs Mario Orduno, Brandon Welchez & Charles Rowell @ The Casbah

Sunday September 7 - Stereo Total, Hawnay Troof & DJ Mario Orduno @ Tin Can

Saturday September 11 - Heavy Hawaii, Procedure Club & DJ Mario Orduno @ Tin Can

Saturday September 24 - Hunx And His Punx, Frankie And The Outs & more TBA @ Tin Can

Sunday October 10 - Glass Candy, Chromatics & DJ Mario Orduno, plus more TBA @ Soda Bar. There are 100 presale tickets available here, and the rest will be at the door.