Thursday, October 18, 2012

Dun Bin Had, Sic Waiting, Utter Failure & The Gutz @ The Blue Lagoon Friday 11/9/12

Friday 11/9/12

Punk Rock

In a story that’s been told and retold time and time again: four friends in Southern California that drink a lot, love to travel and love to play music come together to drink a lot, travel and play music. It would be easy put Sic Waiting in the same category as all the other bands that fit this profile. However in over a decade of making hangovers, pushing records, playing sweaty bar rooms and riding in stinky vans, Sic Waiting has become much more than the standard SoCal punk band you expected.
Citing everything from punk rock to metal to doo-wop to James Taylor as influences, Sic Waiting has a melting pot of knowledge and experience from which they craft finely tuned skate punk and rock songs laden with dynamic melodies, fills and changes reminiscent at times of the punk rock of the late 90’s, yet un-recycled. Their live show is sweaty, loud, drunken and simply put, a damn good time. No one has more fun during a Sic Waiting show than the band themselves.
Touring in support of their previous eps as well as full lengths Your Name In Lights and Anchors Astray has taken Sic Waiting all over the USA. SW has played everything from street corners to clubs to festivals such as Warped Tour, Punk Rock Bowling, LiskFest, Way Out West Fest and Oyster Fest, and has played with icons such as Strung Out, H2O, Ignite, No Use For a Name, the Vandals, A Day to Remember, Against Me!, the Flatliners, A Wilhelm Scream, Death by Stereo and many more. Their national tour in 2011, aptly named the ‘Liver Die Tour,’ hit 32 states in just under 2 months, and those states are still recovering. Here are some tall statements by some charmingly misguided individuals:
"Have you ever felt that you’re in the presence of something big? Like when you listen to a band and say, “This band is going to go places”? I do. I will go on record and say that Sic Waiting is the next big thing in punk. Whoa! That’s a pretty big statement for me to make, right? Well, hear me out…"
- Sergio Pereira, MusicReview (Feb 2011)
"So if you’re looking for something old, something new and something fresh then look no further. “Anchors Astray” has got it all covered. I wish I could be transported back in time once again to add this to my Top 10 list of 2010. Their next record is going to be one of the best of that year, whatever year that may be.”
- Jamie Reinhart, Dying Scene (Feb 2011)
The summer of 2012 has Sic Waiting back in the studio recording their follow up to 2010’s Anchors Astray. It’s slated for an August release and the band, being the gluttons for punishment they are, is planning a fall 2012 10 week national tour to support it. So clean out ya’ ears and stock up ya’ bars, Sic Waiting is coming to town…

Punk Rock
Santa Cruz

We have been rockin since 2004. We have two records out Ill Timed Shananigins, and Booze Train, as well as a hand full of split 7 inchs and one self titled 7 inch. DBH is also no stranger to the road with five US tours as well as many west coast runs under their belts. Currently they are working on a new record as well as planning the next a few split 7inchs. So keep your eyes peeled for some big things coming real soon.

Utter Failure
San Jose

Krupted Peasant Farmers (KPF) were the lynchpin of the early 90s Southbay (San Jose) punk scene. They played fantastically hook-laden melodic punk that brings to mind Screeching Weasel, Articles of Faith and the great, but unsung German band, Neurotic Arseholes. Despite KPF's pop punk leanings, they band was fiercely political. Their lyrics were sometimes a bit goofy (Skyscrapers are the Erections of Corporations Fucking The Sky from "Society is Puking") but they were sincere in their disdain for capitalism, guns, meat, the military industrial complex, and the raping of the earth, and they wrote absolutely infectious dual-guitar harmonies.

The Gutz
Santa Cruz

Members of The Crutch/Tater Famine/Fire Whiskey.

923 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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