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Recently reunited local 1980s garage band the Answers will play a free show tonight at Bar Pink, along with the Sidewalk Scene and DJ Tony the Tyger.

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(courtesy http://www.cheunderground.com )

The Answers were an early eighties band co-founded by former Lemons Are Yellow guitarist Dave Fleminger, who met junior high school drummer David Anderson and bassist Tony Suarez at an I-Spy concert.

They recorded demos in Suarez's garage in summer 1982. As Fleminger explains in an essay posted at http://cheunderground.com/blog/?p=9305#more-9305, "The Green Cassette session was played and sung live to cassette, two microphones, onto a grungy used cassette tape, JSL brand, that was chosen for its green stripes and because we probably ran out of new tapes."

Fleminger also played with Everybody Violet and the Mirrors. The Answers reunited to play the Casbah in January, 2009. After twenty years of living elsewhere, Fleminger moved back to San Diego, after which the Answers reunited again on July 31, 2010, for the Che Underground Rock ‘N’ Roll Weekend.

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(courtesy http://www.cheunderground.com )

Comprised of San Diego garage band legends, the coalition known as the Sidewalk Scene includes Ray Brandes (Tell Tale Hearts, Town Cryers), Eric Bacher (Tell Tale Hearts), Joe Piper (the Crawdaddys), Mark Zadarnowski (the Crawdaddys, the Shambles), and Victor Penalosa (the Melanies, the Shambles).

That lineup backed up lead Penetrator Gary Heffern at the Casbah on April 6, 2011, during one of the singer's visits from Finland. After the one-shot show as Gary Heffern's Blood on Fire, the same crew minus Heffern made its debut as Sidewalk Scene at Lestat's on July 30, 2011, as part of a Sounds of the Sunset Strip bill.

Image The free show starts at 8pm.

Here are the Answers last week at Lestat's:

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