L.A. garage-punk brats FIDLAR and Pangea will blow up Bottom of the Hill on January 18th with Oakland’s Meat Market. Even though the show is all ages, you can probably expect to leave covered in “Cheap Beer”:
FIDLAR, an acronym for “Fuck It Dog, Life’s a Risk”, was started in 2009 by guitarist Zac Carper. Joined by Elvis Kuehn, Brandon Schwartzel, Max Kuehn, the band achieves unlikely West Coast pop hooks with a manic sense of raw youthfulness and the aggressively lethargic push-and-pull of a passively rebellious lifestyle. The band will release its self-titled debut EP on January 22nd via Mom + Pop Music and Wichita Recordings. It is also currently available in cassette form from Burger Records. They succeed by sticking to what they know best: “The girl doesn’t call, my ex is a whore, I lost my phone, my car is a piece of shit, my friends are pieces of shit, I do too many drugs, I’m really awkward, I love Del Taco.”
FIDLAR recently premiered the track “Gimme Something” on Rolling Stone. The band calls the song “the international anthem for crackheads everywhere.” You can listen to it below, as well as another new FIDLAR track called “White On White”, via the band’s SoundCloud.
The four-piece Los Angeles-via-Newhall garage pop outfit Pangea will also perform. Expect a set of fun, sugar-coated punk jammers from this Burger Records band. Their latest album, Living Dummy, is available for sale on Bandcamp, and you can stream it here.
Oakland garage rockers Meat Market will open the Friday night set. Stream the band’s self-titled album below.
FIDLAR, Pangea, Meat Market
Bottom of the Hill
January 18, 2012