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Eric Bachmann, Gory Details, Freak Heat Waves

...plus X-Fest Sunday at Sleep Train and the best of the rest in San Diego clubs this week

Soda Bar sets up post-punk Canada band Freak Heat Waves on Wednesday!
Soda Bar sets up post-punk Canada band Freak Heat Waves on Wednesday!
His name is neither Archer Loaf nor Crooked Fingers, he is indie-rock songsmith Eric Bachmann, and he will take the stage at Casbah Sunday night.

Sunday 5
91X’s annual X-Fest rolls into Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista on Sunday. The event’s been a San Diego staple for more than 30 years, and this year delivers recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Cheap Trick, who will “co-headline” the concert with the Offspring. Other acts include Wolfmother, Iration, Kongo, and local favorites the Frights, among others.... Around town Sunday night, former Archers of Loafer Eric Bachmann takes the stage at Casbah behind his new self-titled Merge record after our own John Meeks. Hear tell via the Bookface that local slow-core trio Little White Teeth will be Bachmann's backing band while he's in SoCal. Good on them...the 50-years strong Grammy-winning Cuban band Los Van Van winds up the Music Box with their brand of charanga/danzón dance jams...fourth-wave emo act the Hotelier, whose new record, Goodness, rated an 8.0 Best New Music from Pitchfork last week, will play Ché Café with Told Slant and Loone...and Texicana guit-steel player Junior Brown brings his Western swing thing to Belly Up.

Diana Death's Gory Details reunite Monday night (6-6-16) at Casbah.

Monday 6
Diana Death has put the band back together. After several years fronting Johnny Thunders tribute Chinese Rocks and backing other artists and friends in their pursuits — including local notables El Vez and the Rosalyns — Death sees 6/6/16 as a great (if dark) date to get gory again, as she rounds up her original rock-roll trio Gory Details. She has a chat with Dave Good as to how she pulled off reuniting a band that scattered 17 years ago and where she sees it going in this week’s Blurt. Blood Ponies and Zombie Surf Camp set it up.... From Paris, electro-swing seven-piece Caravan Palace plays Robot Face at the Observatory after Alex Capella’s one-woman future-pop project Bakkuda.

Surf-noir Seattle act La Luz sets up at Soda Bar Tuesday night.

Tuesday 7
“Seattle surf doo-wop queens” La Luz drop in at Soda Bar behind their latest surf-noir set, Weirdo Shrine. According to the pros @ MTV.com, “[La Luz’s] energetic live shows often include Soul Train–inspired dance contests and crowd surfing.” Like-minded locals Gloomies and Splavender will set it up...while indie-folkie theatrical acts Pigpen Theatre Co. and Morningsiders split a bill at Casbah...and Nawlins’ sludge-metal perennials Eyehategod headline hard-rock sets at Brick by Brick after our own Griever and Deep Sea Thunder Beast.

Wednesday 8
Post-punk Canada band Freak Heat Waves blows into Soda Bar on Wednesday. According to the one-sheet from Hockey Dad Records, the trio’s latest, Bonnie’s State of Mind, “beams through like a soundtrack to a dark and greasy tale of a futuristic punk band that grew up listening to krautrock, Television, and the Fall.” Digging web-hit “Dig a Hole” as I type and, yeah — rad stabbing guitar riff over a clever start-stop bass run and bored/cool speak-along vox à la Mark E. Smith. I’m down, and you will be, too, Fall fan. Laser Background and Bloom open the show...while also on Wednesday, Casbah stages L.A.’s Donna Summer–style diva Gavin Turek with another L.A. disco-smith, Jen Hirsh, aka Monogem, for your recommended daily allowance of electro-pop dance jams. Now get off your duff, Macduff, and lay on.

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Soda Bar sets up post-punk Canada band Freak Heat Waves on Wednesday!
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His name is neither Archer Loaf nor Crooked Fingers, he is indie-rock songsmith Eric Bachmann, and he will take the stage at Casbah Sunday night.

Sunday 5
91X’s annual X-Fest rolls into Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista on Sunday. The event’s been a San Diego staple for more than 30 years, and this year delivers recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Cheap Trick, who will “co-headline” the concert with the Offspring. Other acts include Wolfmother, Iration, Kongo, and local favorites the Frights, among others.... Around town Sunday night, former Archers of Loafer Eric Bachmann takes the stage at Casbah behind his new self-titled Merge record after our own John Meeks. Hear tell via the Bookface that local slow-core trio Little White Teeth will be Bachmann's backing band while he's in SoCal. Good on them...the 50-years strong Grammy-winning Cuban band Los Van Van winds up the Music Box with their brand of charanga/danzón dance jams...fourth-wave emo act the Hotelier, whose new record, Goodness, rated an 8.0 Best New Music from Pitchfork last week, will play Ché Café with Told Slant and Loone...and Texicana guit-steel player Junior Brown brings his Western swing thing to Belly Up.

Diana Death's Gory Details reunite Monday night (6-6-16) at Casbah.

Monday 6
Diana Death has put the band back together. After several years fronting Johnny Thunders tribute Chinese Rocks and backing other artists and friends in their pursuits — including local notables El Vez and the Rosalyns — Death sees 6/6/16 as a great (if dark) date to get gory again, as she rounds up her original rock-roll trio Gory Details. She has a chat with Dave Good as to how she pulled off reuniting a band that scattered 17 years ago and where she sees it going in this week’s Blurt. Blood Ponies and Zombie Surf Camp set it up.... From Paris, electro-swing seven-piece Caravan Palace plays Robot Face at the Observatory after Alex Capella’s one-woman future-pop project Bakkuda.

Surf-noir Seattle act La Luz sets up at Soda Bar Tuesday night.

Tuesday 7
“Seattle surf doo-wop queens” La Luz drop in at Soda Bar behind their latest surf-noir set, Weirdo Shrine. According to the pros @ MTV.com, “[La Luz’s] energetic live shows often include Soul Train–inspired dance contests and crowd surfing.” Like-minded locals Gloomies and Splavender will set it up...while indie-folkie theatrical acts Pigpen Theatre Co. and Morningsiders split a bill at Casbah...and Nawlins’ sludge-metal perennials Eyehategod headline hard-rock sets at Brick by Brick after our own Griever and Deep Sea Thunder Beast.

Wednesday 8
Post-punk Canada band Freak Heat Waves blows into Soda Bar on Wednesday. According to the one-sheet from Hockey Dad Records, the trio’s latest, Bonnie’s State of Mind, “beams through like a soundtrack to a dark and greasy tale of a futuristic punk band that grew up listening to krautrock, Television, and the Fall.” Digging web-hit “Dig a Hole” as I type and, yeah — rad stabbing guitar riff over a clever start-stop bass run and bored/cool speak-along vox à la Mark E. Smith. I’m down, and you will be, too, Fall fan. Laser Background and Bloom open the show...while also on Wednesday, Casbah stages L.A.’s Donna Summer–style diva Gavin Turek with another L.A. disco-smith, Jen Hirsh, aka Monogem, for your recommended daily allowance of electro-pop dance jams. Now get off your duff, Macduff, and lay on.

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