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 [...]

The Go! Go! Night 3 with Chemicals, King Louie's Missing Monuments, Unnatural Helpers, Mean Jeans and Personal & The Pizzas PLUS a date with Guantanamo Baywatch! 5/26/12

Guantanamo Baywatch's Chevelle Wiseman was mysteriously strutting around Vitus on Saturday. I've been obsessed with the band since March. Their shows in Austin and soon after at Thee Parkside were perfectly nasty surf slime. Turns out she is on the road with Mean Jeans as the merch gurl. After modeling her spiffy minivan and stuffing her jean jacket with beer, I insisted on a quick tour of Jack London Square. We did a fly-by at Merchant's Saloon and had drinks at Heinold's First and Last Chance. Thankfully she will be back with the band June 14th at Oakland's White Horse. [...]

Total Trash Fest 3 begins this weekend in SF at The Knockout, Thee Parkside

Well, technically Total Trash Fest 3 started last night at the Knockout . . . but back there tonight is The Flakes, Swiss Family Skiers and Poontang Wranglers (yes, you read it right). The multi-venue, multi-weekend festival will then relocate to Thee Parkside for three shows Friday and Saturday - with headliners Black Jaspers (Berlin), Mean Jeans, and Personal & the Pizzas! Tickets to all three shows are available online at a cut rate. Personal and the Pizzas - "Joanie" Friday 7/29 - (9pm, 21+, $10) Mean Jeans Black Jaspers Guantanom Baywatch The Teutonics + the Return of Stinky's Peepshow [...]

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