Get to know your local punk history with Frank Portman and more on Saturday

This Saturday night, get a healthy dose of punk history at the Night Light with Frank Portman and a host of other local punk legends. Portman will be reading excerpts from his new novel, King Dork Approximately, as well as performing new and classic Mr. T Experience songs, some of which we can assume is King Dork Revisited's theme song). First of all, I don't know of anyone who's written a soundtrack to their own novel, and I definitely don't know of anyone combing the two for a show Saturday night. Joining Portman will be Blag Dahlia of The Dwarves, [...]

Kepi Ghoulie, Dog Party host Bigfoot Museum benefit

If you’ve spent a certain amount of time watching crappy daytime cable, you’ve probably heard of The Bigfoot Discovery Museum — it’s a frequent listee on those “Top Ten Creepiest Destinations”-type shows they run on the Travel Channel at odd hours. Nestled in the (where else?) Santa Cruz mountains, The Bigfoot Museum, dedicated to the hirsute cryptid said to haunt heavily-forested areas on our side of the country, has fallen on hard times lately. A couple NorCal musicians are stepping up to the plate with a benefit show, to be held this Saturday at Psycho Donuts in Campbell. Kepi Ghoulie [...]

Review & Photos: Three Days of 1-2-3-4 Go Records' Go! Go! @ The New Parish, 5/16-5/18/13

Emily's Army began submitting recordings to 1-2-3-4 Go! about four years ago, when most members were 13. I could have fathered them. It helped that the guy to my right could be their grandfather (and he was sporting a dog collar). It's a little uncomfortable how great they are. It is frightening to think what they could be doing in a few years. My only fatherly advice: notch down the Green Day, study Sandinista, and stay away from my daughters. Check them out June 8th at Oakland's Uptown with Meat Market! Get their record Lost at Seventeen as soon as [...]

Review & Photos: Kepi Ghoulie & Vic Ruggiero @ 1-2-3-4 Go! Records, 2/11/12

While we all wait patiently for the return of Sacramento's sadly defunct Groovie Ghoulies, it is good to know that the lead ghoul, Kepi Ghoulie, is still rockin' and havin' a damn good time. His 2009 solo album, Life Sentence, continues the tradition of the Groovie Ghoulies with tasty Ramones style sing-a-longs, and last Saturday's afternoon show at 1-2-3-4 Go! Records was pure joy. The drummer was certainly the happiest drummer on earth, and Kepi kept the crowd laughing with his random thought generator cranked up on caffeine and 1-2-3-4 pizza. His plan to strap on kitty boobs and nurse [...]

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