Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The It Parade In NYLON: Dum Dum Girls & Best Coast


If you go and pick up the current and brand new issue of NYLON Magazine you'll find an article in it called 'The It Parade' and it covers 5 'leading ladies' of indie rock. 2 of these It Girls are super buds and are on the current/next three Art Fag releases, Dum DUm Girls and Best Coast. Sick! So go read and check the pics or whatever. I can't find a copy to save my life here in San Diego, but if you live in any other civilized city, you should be able to find it easily.

Friday, September 25, 2009

October / November/ December In San Diego

Herrrrre you go:

Saturday, October 17 - Bare Wires (SF/Tic Tac Totally), Sprit Photography, Heavy Hawaii @ Soda Bar $7

Thursday, October 22 - Jeremy Jay, Christmas Island, Sea Lions w/ DJs Mario Orduno + Dimitri Dickinson @ Soda Bar $7

Friday, October 23 - Pearl Harbor, Dunes w/ DJs Jeff Graves + Mario Orduno @ Whistle Stop FREE

Tuesday, November 10 - Yellow Fever, Dunes w/ DJ Mario Orduno @ Soda Bar $7

Thursday, November 12 - Blues Control, Sprit Photography w/ DJs Dimitri Dickinson + Mario Orduno @ Soda Bar $7

Saturday, December 5 - Cold Cave, Nite Jewel, Ale Mania w/ DJ Mario Orduno @ The Casbah $10/12

Man, oh man, linking is a pain in the ass.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Freshies

I just recently stumbled upon an amaaazing power pop/punk band. The Freshies. They were form Manchester in the late seventies and barely into the early eighties. Seriously addictive pop gems! I've listened and watched these vids below ten or so times each over the last few nights. Shockingly ignored. And how awesome are their titles? "I'm In Love With The Girl On The Manchester Virgin Megastore Checkout Desk"?

Obviously their records are rare as hell and even their hits cd which came out in 1996 is lonnng out of print. Oh well, enjoy these videos, you'll be hooked.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tonight In San Diego / Ducktails & Jeans Wilder


San Diego gets another lil' treat. If you're in the area...

Rosie & The Originals 'Angel Baby'

Rosie & The Originals from San Diego, California. 1960.

Forgive me for the lame 'video' with the still picture. I don't have a fancy player or nothin'. This is the jam, though, right? Anyway, I finally got this today on 45 and I thought I'd post out of celebration.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

10/2 - Crocodiles, Dum Dum Girls, Best Coast, Pearl Harbor


This should be a fun night with some of the best Southern California has to offer. At The Che Cafe in San Diego/La Jolla. All ages of course. Tix only available the night of.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Show Updates / Put On By Art Fag In San Diego

Thursday September 17 - Ducktails @ Soda Bar $

Saturday October 17 - Bare Wires @ Soda Bar $

Friday October 23 - Best Coast & Dunes @ The whistle Stop FREE

Thursday November 12 - Blues Control @ Soda Bar $

WAY more to be announced soon.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

G.G. Allin Tribute 7" / PENS, Graffiti Island, Male Bonding, Fair Ohs


Italian Beach Babes is a label run by Conan Roberts of Graffiti island. The label is gearing up for a monster of a release. The GG Allin tribute 7" featiuring PENS, Male Bonding, Fair Ohs and Graffiti Island. This comes just in time for me, not only because I'm currently obsessed with the naked one, but all these bands on the record are amongst my favorites recently. Seeing G.I. & PENS 7 times iin 10 days was a massive treat recently on the Art Fag 7" tour. Anyway, you can preorder this nugg over at IBB's website.

Here is the tracklist:

Fair Ohs- Automatic
Graffiti Island- Drink, Fight & Fuck
Pens- I Dont Give A Shit
Male Bonding- You Hate Me And I Hate You

See? The raddest record by the raddest bands in tribute of the worst person EVER!

Lastly, check out the commercial for the Italian Beach Babes label.

ITALIAN BEACH BABES from Conan Roberts on Vimeo.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Best Coast / Dunes Oct 23

@ The Whistle Stop. Just making a note so I don't forget.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

New Pearl Harbour Song

New song Luv Goon by Pearl Harbour posted on ye olde Myspace. Oh, it's appropiate


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Dunes / Los Angeles


New band time. New magic ass band time, actually. Los Angeles' Kate Hall (Mika Miko) and Stephanie Chan (Finally Punk) have a new band and it's called Dunes. And it's stellar. It's spacey, and dreamy, but kinda punker too. Is that weird? I'm ripping off a friend with this description, but think 'Cocteau Punk'. Or just go listen to them on their Myspace thing. Go!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Cold Cave IS Playing SF and Thursday SD Show

Sorry for confusion but Cold Cave is playing Thursday with The Strange Boys and The Anasazis at Soda Bar. 4 days later they WILL be plaing at The Knockout in San Francisco. It was thought that they would not be playing and those thoughts were wrong. These shows are in ADDITION to the Glass Candy SD show and the LA shows.

For all their info check their Myspace thing...the calendar is up to date.