Redd Kross was Founded 35 years ago during the first wave of LA punk rock by brothers Jeff and Steven McDonald. Their first gig was opening for Black Flag at a middle school graduation party. Since they've become well know for being ahead of their time – daringly original, artistic and uncontrived.
Jonathan Richman began playing guitar in his teens and in the early 1970s formed the Modern Lovers. He's been writing songs, making records and performing live for most of his life, winning fans and making friends around the world with his guileless honesty and playfully catchy compositions.
The Oblivians were formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1993 by Greg Cartwright, Jack Yarber and Eric Friedl. The trio was best known for their blues-infused bravado, crudely recorded live recordings, and alternating between instruments each serving as vocalist, guitarist, and drummer, in turn.
The Zeros played their first major gig in Los Angeles in 1977 at the Orpheum Theater with The Germs and The Weirdos. Often referred to as the Mexican Ramones, the Zeros were infamous in Northern CA for playing an entire set consisting of 8 replays of "Beat Your Heart Out" in San Francisco in the late 70's.
Traditional Fools were a garage rock trio formed in 2008 by Ty Segall, David Fox, & Andrew Luttrell. That year they bashed out a series of trashy surf punk songs like "Snot Rag", "Shredstick", "Milkman", & "Davey Crocket", thus creating the most insane rock'n'roll party album of all time!
The Trashwomen are an all-female surf-garage trio. They were put together in 1991 by Tina Lucchesi, Danielle Pimm, & Elka Zolot to perform a one-off show of Trashmen surf covers. However Zolot was a guitar star and the group quickly built a legendary following in the underground garage rock scene.
FUZZ from San Francisco is comprised of lifelong pals Charles Moonheart, Ty Segall and Roland Cosio. FUZZ brings the heavy; addictive & ferocious slabs of fuzzed-out psychedelic rock & roll that break open the gates of Hades & lurch forward like rabid hounds of Hell! Bring earplugs.
Guantanamo Baywatch is Portland's campy, trampy trio that plays slimy surf punk in a sweaty, sleazy way; like going to a beach where you shouldn't be barefoot. They're comprised of Jason Powell, Chris Scott, & Chevelle Supersport, and well known for their wild stage presence!
Mean Jeans are three punk rock goofballs who deliver fast, loud, and hooky tunes that revel in the pleasures of pizza. They've have become one of the better-known bands on the Pacific Northwest punk scene for their sloppy but relentless attack, raucous live shows, and fierce commitment to the art of partying.
Pangea is an insanely fun bubblegum punk band from Los Angeles California. Since their Burger Records debut in 2012, they've been turning youngsters everywhere into "Slop Pop" fanatics. And as their fans scream for them like the Beatles, 1964 never felt soooo goooood!
SHANNON & THE CLAMS
Shannon & the Clams are from Oakland, California and comprised of Shannon Shaw, Cody Blanchard, and Ian Amberson. Many have said to have been possessed by their magical music containing haunted howls & voodoo growls. It's a ride that contains both thrills & chills so hold on tight!
Mikal Cronin's self-titled debut from 2011 was all about endings, so it's no surprise that his sophomore release MCII-and first disc for Merge Records-is all about new beginnings. Cronin played all of the instruments. "It all makes total sense to me, but when I step back, it sounds kind of schizophrenic," Cronin says.
PEACH KELLI POP
Peach Kelli Pop is the solo project of Allie from The White Wires. She writes and records all music herself, and has albums out on Burger Records and Going Gaga. Her current lineup is based out of Oakland, CA, and when she isn't on tour she'd rather be tending to her lovable cats. Meow!
Audacity is known for their youthful exuberance and exuberant youthfulness, beloved in Milwaukee, ignored in Olympia, infamous in St Augustine, disrespected in LA; The Audacity is the best band in the world and has been for ten years now (!!! mad seniority).
Gravy's Drop are a hot new band on Burger Records drawing from the likes of Everly Brothers, Beach Boys, Flying Burrito Brothers, and Flamin' Groovies! With titles like, "Hot Donuts Now" & "For the love of Gravy", they bring back the fun feeling of music from the 1950's, 60's and 70's, and gives folks an excuse to get shakin'!
Jonathan Toubin conceived the Soul Clap and Dance-Off in March 2007 as a monthly outlet to play his soul 45's in the Brooklyn underground. He added a brief dance-contest to the mix to make the event more interesting and this humble makeshift neighborhood underdog evolved into an NY Institution!
From glam to gunk this Ohio trippy man can be found making his home recordings that range in influence from Peter Koppes to Slade. Or just at home resting with his pretty little pup Judy. Nothing stands in Gabriel Fulvimar's way. Not even a heelio feelio jelly belly Papa Uraguay!
Wet Spots are having a ton of fun! Itchy super-group vibes for days, but a group that's genuine as hell. Hearing their initial recordings transplant me back to my itchy youth. And any one of their tunes sound tailor-made for your next mix-tape or BBQ grope sesh.
STOMPIN' RIFF RAFFS
Stompin' Riff Raffs are a Wild R'n'R combo from Tokyo, Japan! They consist of one mad man on guitar and three cool chicks on bass, drums, & keys. The band is making Rockabilly~Garage~Surf sounds and going out into the world with frantic and charming live performance!
DJ RUSSEL QUAN
Russell Quan adored the Beatles, and when he saw them live on TV, it seemed like they were the biggest thing in the world. Today, Russell is still a Beatles nut, has a mop top and when he Dj's, plays in bands, or does anything, he's undeniably the most fun person in rock and roll!