Ah summer nights in southpark. Warm air wafting with weed smoke and some bro that looks like he could be in a 70's porn on the door.
Arrived around 10 to find a much more 'mainstream' crowd than i expected..regs everywhere.I figured they would disperse once they didn't 'get' the music. No wonder we've acquired the nickname 'San Diebro'. 2 LA bands opened
Pearl Harbour started out the evening. I believe this is a brother/sister fam band. The youngest at only 14 years of age! Once the music began, the relative inexperience of the group became more than apparent. Playing out of toy practice amps along to paper thin repetitive 'drum machine' loops, you'd wonder why anyone would take this out of the bedroom. They did seem pretty stoked on how ir0nic they were though. Also they seemed visibly drunk/stoned/'happy'
Best Coast was up next, and unfortunately it was just more of the same. Makes you wonder if there was any thought involved at all when it came to translating this music to a live setting..didn't really pay much attention
By this time the 'regs' had moved on after standing in confusion for an hour or so and the fixed gear bikes began to pile up outside.
OMG KRISTEN FROM DUM DUM GIRLS WAS THERE AND SHE WAS DONNING SOME FURRY LEOPARD PRINT THINGY OMG although she is a cutie pie i must admit
Beaters are hella tight. good spirited pUnk. andrew puts together diverse rhythms that puts them way above any of their 'scene' contemporaries. musicianship helps kids. great band. when you play together for years, it shows. period
Feel bAd for other local bands who've adopted the lo-fi aesthetic in an attempt to stay relevant. don't bother. Luckily the tapedeck mountain/paddle boat show kept most of the douche bags from clogging up the low capacity bar. Definitely worth the price of admission, which was nothing. I would've paid twice that!
Daily recommended show: after the germs,3mp & the beaters show last night i recommend doing something else