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Meat Puppets in concert



$13 advance / $15 Day Of Show


No Dinner Reservations / First Come First Served


The World Takes 8pm


$13 advance tickets available by clicking the link below:

or P+H 760 365 5956

Indoor Show


SPRING US TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED (April 16, 2013; Megaforce Records)

For over 30 years, legendary desert punks the Meat Puppets have

carved a unique niche for themselves with an unmistakable blend of

cosmic country and punk rock filtered through countless acid trips,

dog-eared comic books and their eclectic record collections. Along the

way they’ve earned the admiration of a pantheon of critics and rock

music peers. The certified classics reach back to Meat Puppets I, II,

and Up On The Sun and have been book-ended by recent releases Sewn

Together and Lollipop. With brothers Curt and Cris Kirkwood reunited in

2009 and the 2012 release of the band’s graphic tell-all biography, Too

High to Die, the Puppets’ iconic status seems assured. But the drive to

create goes on and fire still burns; the band’s live shows and new

material, including their 14th studio release, Rat Farm (April 16

release via Megaforce Records), are as colorful, vital and undiluted as


After a visit to Russia to perform later this month, the Meat Puppets

will be touring the States from March 28 through April 13 (scroll down

for complete dates). They’ll also be making select appearances at SxSW

and have confirmed for Primavera Festival in Barcelona in May. The

touring band consists of the Kirkwood brothers, singer/guitarist Curt

Kirkwood and bassist Cris Kirkwood with drummer Shandon Sahm and new

addition on second guitar, Elmo Kirkwood (Curt’s son).

Curt Kirkwood says that fans can expect to hear “real blown-up folk

music,” on Rat Farm. Songs like the title track feature the effortless

laid-back harmonies, distinctive guitar work and psychedelic, cosmic

country sound that they do better than anyone. The Meat Puppets might

evolve but their sound is unique – you’ll never mistake them for anyone

else, nor anyone else for them, despite their influence. And they make

what they do look easy considering that they’re deceptively accomplished


“I tried to write stuff that would stand on its own — just the chords

and the melodies, and play it kind of straight,” he says of the Rat

Farm material. “I think that was the guiding boundary that I gave

myself. It was one of those things where a lot of times, in the past

especially, Cris would go, ‘Well, that’s all there is? Let’s put a prog

rock part in the middle.’ But I tried to hold it off as much as I


It’s those instincts — knowing when to be understated, the confidence

that comes with decades of honing your craft — that keep the Meat

Puppets pure and relevant. Their sound will never go out of style

because they invented their drug-fueled, sunbaked, country-tinged sound.

Accept no substitutes.

STEPHEN MAGLIO - Guitar, Vocals

stephen maglio is a musical nut ball who defies not

description, but worthiness of it. it really doesn't matter what the

fuck he has done or is doing - just listen to the music from the

collective he leads called "the world takes". he also leads several

other bands including "the pigeon sisters", "every ten seconds in

america", "the footprint of the american chicken" and "it's only fucking

music terry lyne".

JIM STAGER - Bass, Vocals

jjim stager grew up in the philadelphia area where he

played bass since grade school. he was voted most nerdy musician and

was voted most likely to teach marching band oboe in his senior year of

high school. boy were they wrong! his coolness started playing electric

bass guitar with the blistering power punk band the balls. he later had a

successful run in 'huffamoose" a sassy-smart pop rock powerhouse that

spawned major label releases as well as successful us tours and an award

winning documentary. he is making a true mark with "the world takes" - a

spectacular diverse ass kicking collective of musicians led by the

musical nutcase stephen maglio.


Donald James Bonebrake (yes, that is his real name)

grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. He began

drumming at the age of 12 and studied classical and traditional music

while playing in various rock n roll bands. After several years of

touring and recording with the band X took a brief hiatus and DJ began

earnestly building his reputation as a talented and dependable live

performance and session musician, playing drums, percussion, and mallet

instruments with a variety of musicians and music groupsToday, in

addition to playing drums, DJ is gaining a reputation as a talented

vibraphonist, playing in both jazz and rock and roll settings.

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