Post-rock pioneers Trans Am pull into Casbah Sunday night after likeminded locals Sleeping People. Life Coach (Phil Manley of Trans Am) and CBOT and the Paperwork are also on the bill. Trans Am is touring in support of their tenth record, Volume X, which, according to Thrill Jockey, can refer to “record number ten” or that there’s ten songs on the thing, but more likely it’s the volume the trio would like you to use when you listen to the motorik fuzz chugger.... Looking for something prettier? Bar Pink will celebrate eight years of awesomeness with the always-rocking Rosalyns...while Latina Los Angelina represents at Soda Bar, where chicana-punk originals Go Betty Go go after our own Touchies.
Experimental SanFran industrial band Chrome (ca. 1975) plays Casbah behind last year’s comebacker Feel It Like a Scientist. Since Damon Edge’s death 20 years ago, Chrome’s been in the capable hands of guitarist Helios Creed, who, according to fans of the brand, continues melding “classic rock ’n’ roll moves and steely cybernetic deformity,” like our own Homeless Sexuals, who will open the show.... Else: Soda Bar rolls Memory Tapes, which is the stage name of New Jersey–based chillwave producer Dayve Hawk. Hawk has also played by the names “Memory Cassette” and “Weird Tapes” and was a Grammy nominee in 2011. Computer Magic and School Dance up first.
Queer, this: Tuesday 14 finds Wednesday 13 at Brick by Brick. Wednesday 13 is horror-punk dude Joseph Poole, who just released his sixth disc, Monsters of the Universe Come Out and Plague. I just looked at photos of Poole (aka Joe Nothing, aka Buck Bourbon) on Google images and sometimes he dresses like a zombie cowboy and sometimes like a zombie bobby. Fun! Holy Grail, Death Division, and Chamber Sixx set it up.... Other fun stuff: Illinoisy boys Ice Hockey hip-check Soda Bar with their latest screamo set, Wavefunction Collapse...L.A. indie-poppers Cayucas play Casbah behind this year’s Dancing at the Blue Lagoon...while local surf-rock act Fink Bombs go off at Bar Pink’s Tiki Tuesday.
I’m waaaay over words-wise, so real quik with the humpnight hits: that “obnoxious Southern-gothic one-man blues-punk band who does not play well with others,” Lincoln Durham, follows our own country-fried revivalists, the G Burns Jug Band, into Soda Bar...Diana Death and her Johnny Thunders tribute Chinese Rocks roll into Bar Pink in honor of the Heartbreakers’ birthday. If my abacus is working, he would’ve been 63 this year, which saw the theatrical release of the Thunders rock doc Looking For Johnny: The Legend of Johnny Thunders...and Avalon Tattoo takes over Casbah to celebrate 26 years of inking us up. Santos y Sinners (feat. some Cadillac Tramps), Action Andy and the Hi-Tones, and Ypsitucky will fill the anniversary bill.