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Bass Drum of Death & Tijuana Panthers


9pm: Bass Drum of Death & Tijuana Panthers! $10 at the door

April 19, 2013

"The Tijuana

Panthers got their name from the little black ceramic panther that was a

present from their neighbor Max Baker—yes, the Max Baker who they named

their first album after, and who deserves a bio all his own—and they got their

sound from that strange place where punk bands crash into pop music and

come out the other side, bristling with hooks and hitting three-part harmonies

almost by happy accident.

Even the Beach

Boys were once a garage band, and after them came the waves of kids playing

rock ‘n’ roll somewhere between the surf and the surface streets. Then when

punk showed up in the ‘70s, it was just an adjustment in hairstyle and speed.

The Buzzcocks did this a whole hemisphere away, the Real Kids and the Modern

Lovers did it on the other side of the country, and the Crowd and the

Simpletones did it just a few towns over. And now Tijuana Panthers come

striding proudly out of their hometown of Long Beach, California."

Bass Drum of Death is a

band from Mississippi. John plays guitar and sings and Colin plays the

drums. Together they make blown-out, blazing songs. They are set to

release their debut LP GB City

on Fat Possum Records. John was Fat Possum's worst employee 3 years

ago. He wrote and recorded the whole record himself using just a

drumset, a guitar, a usb microphone, a computer, and a shitload of

talent. The songs are about drugs, trying to make it with religious

girls, panic attacks, stealing stuff, mild to severe depression, Elvis

appearing in your dreams and giving you advice, gravity bongs and the

devil living inside your brain. This record is the soundtrack playing

in your head when you're fucked up and walking home in the middle of the


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