Oakland’s Meat Market was formed in 2011 by a few college students in Santa Cruz just to play house parties and have a good time. They have grown into a band that has 30+ gigs already this year, even without having toured in that time.

Their self-titled album will be released on vinyl in August by LA’s Under the Gun Records, and is currently available for streaming or download from their bandcamp page. Meat Market’s songs are full of surf-rock riffs and vocal hooks and should be played loudly on a drive to the beach. Check out “Don’t Surf” above, which is kind of an appropriate surf anthem for most Northern Californians.

Meat Market plays Thee Parkside July 27 as part of a great lineup: headliners The Tambo Rays will be celebrating the release of their Kalidescope cassette. Also on the bill will be LA’s Cogito and San Francisco’s Evil Eyes, who will be playing their debut show after a great start in the studio.

The Tambo Rays, Meat Market, Evil Eyes, Cogito
Thee Parkside
July 27, 2012
9:00pm, $6