Saturday, October 20, 2012

Done Beginner, The Dairy Queen, & The Lady Parts @ The Blue Lagoon Monday 11/19/12

Monday 11/19/12

Come celebrate our first gig with new bassist, Craig Prentice (aka Hermit Convention). The Dairy Queen is on a 9:15, Done Beginner @ 10:15 and The Lady Parts at 11:15 if all goes well. We have some new material and are in the middle of mixing our first album, so we're excited!

Done Beginner
Santa Cruz

The Dairy Queen

The Lady Parts
Santa Cruz

923 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Heavy Blazer, Ghosts At Sea, & Vincents Ear @ The Blue Lagoon Wednesday 11/14/12

Wednesday 11/14/12

Heavy Blazer
Psychedelic Stoner Metal
Boulder Creek

Ghosts At Sea
Punk / Blues / Rock
Santa Cruz

Vincents Ear
Rock / Psychedelic / Surf
Santa Cruz

923 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Bloodmoon, Deconstruct, & Silly Creature @ The Blue Lagoon Monday 11/12/12

Monday 11/12/12

San Luis Obispo

Silly Creature
Santa Cruz

Hailing from Santa Cruz, California, there exists a progressive, all instrumental band dedicated to euphoric musical formulations. With Nate Fielding on bass, Keyhan Moini on drums, and Michael Rubino on guitar, the trio combines their metal and funk influences, resulting in a renovation of conventional sounds that has led to the conception of the musical genre of cosmic post-metal funk and the creation of a bold new musical force; Silly Creature.

Santa Cruz

923 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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

La Plebe, The Old Firm Casuals, The Forgotten, & Custom Fit @ The Blue Lagoon Saturday 11/3/12

Saturday 11/3/12

La Plebe
San Francisco

...Somos la plebe; pero no la plebe de los faraones, mústia y doliente; ni la plebe de los césares, abyecta y servil; ni la plebe que bate palmas al paso de Porfirio Díaz. Somos la plebe rebelde al yugo; somos la plebe de Espártaco, la plebe con que Münzer proclama la igualdad, la plebe que con Camilo Desmoulíns aplasta la Bastilla, la plebe que con Hidalgo incendía Granaditas, somos la plebe que con Juárez sostiene la reforma. Somos la plebe que despierta en medio de la francachela de los hartos y arroja a los cuatro vientos como un trueno esta frase inolvidable: "¡Todos tenemos derecho a ser libres y felices!"
--Texto extraido del libro "La Revolución Mexicana", página 12, Ricardo Flores Magón. Julio de 1907.
We try to be a hard working independent band...
We play different places...
Please see our "Events" Section...
AND please come to a show...
Somos una banda independiente...
Tocamos seguido...
Por favor visiten nuestra sección de "Eventos"
Y Nos vemos en los toquines...
MUCHAS Gracias!!! Blagodarya!!! Mutzumesk!!! Hvala!!! Fala!!! Merci!!! WE Thank you!!!
Salamat!!! Salúd!!! Cheers!!! Prost!!! Na zdrave!!! Noroc!!! Ziveli!!! Na zdravje!!!

The Old Firm Casuals
San Francisco

"The Old Firm Casuals" are an American street punk band from San Francisco, Ca. They have released 7" eps on Oi! The Boat Records and Randale Records. The band members are: Casey Watson (bass & vocals) who was in Hardcore bands "LOOK BACK AND LAUGH" & "NEVER HEALED": Paul Rivas (drums & vocals)drums from "NEVER HEALED" : Lars Frederiksen (guitar & vocals) Who's currently in "RANCID" (and always will be) & LARS FREDERIKSEN AND THE BASTARDS"

The Forgotten

The Forgotten is an American punk rock band based in Campbell, CA. The Forgotten have toured the US, Canada, Europe and Japan numerous times and continues to play locally and tour abroad. Currently The Forgotten are playing locally and writing new material for the next full-length record. The Forgotten appear every year at Punk Rock Bowling Tournament/Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. All current members of The Forgotten belong to the SKUNX.
The Forgotten started in 1997.[1] The band started by singer Gordy Carbone, guitarist Craig Fairbaugh, bassist Ken Helwig and drummer Shea Roberts was signed as the second band ever to TKO Records where they currently have 4 full lengths and 3 EP's.[2] The Forgotten has also have releases on BYO records[3] (CA, USA), Knockout Records (DE), Coretex Records (DE) and People Like You Records (DE) and have appeared on numerous compilation and tribute albums. Dave Kashka joined in 1999 on drums, Johnny (Bleachedjeans) Gregurich joined in May 2000 on bass. The band toured heavily throughout Europe, the US and Japan from 2000-2003 building a loyal and growing following. After guitarist Craig Fairbaugh left the band in late 2003 and moved to the Los Angeles area to pursue a solo music career, Johnny shifted over to guitar after many unsuccessful guitar player tryouts by the band. Nick (Ugly) Schuneman joined in November 2006 on bass.
The current line-up since late 2006 consists of Gordy Carbone, Johnny Gregurich, Dave Kashka and Nick Schuneman. The Forgotten have 4 full length albums, 4 EP/LP's and two versions of a Greatest Hits compilation. Rancid's Lars Frederiksen has produced three works by The Forgotten: Class Separation EP, Veni Vidi Vici LP and the Self Titled CD 'The Forgotten'. Gordy Carbone also plays and records with Lars Frederiksen in Lars Frederiksen & the Bastards[4]
The Forgotten has played shows and/or toured with Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, The Unseen, The Casualties, U.S. Bombs, GBH, Oxymoron, Agnostic Front, The Business, Madball, Cock Sparrer, Anti-Nowhere League, The Adicts, Nashville Pussy, Demented Are Go, Slayer, Anti-Heros, Bouncing Souls, Hot Water Music, Ignite, Misftis, Sham 69, Cro-Mags, Earth Crisis, U.K. Subs, One Man Army and Stiff Little Fingers.

Custom Fit
Santa Cruz

923 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Aggression, Public Nuisance, & Can Toker @ The Blue Lagoon Friday 10/26/12

Friday 10/26/12


Public Nuisance
Southern California

Public Nuisance is an American hardcore punk band from Sylmar, California, formed in 1981 by Jon Vang and Dennis Pilkinton. Also of note is the band Bad Religion, who hailed from the western San Fernando Valley and were only marginally associated with hardcore punk rock from the South Bay area. The punk scene in the eastern San Fernando Valley was closely tied in with that of nearby Hollywood and produced bands such as The Dickies, Fear, and The Angry Samoans.The band Iconoclast, Public Nuisance, and some members of Circle One also hailed from this area. Public Nuisance were affiliated with a gang of punk rockers known as the Circle One Family. Numerous punk shows in the 1980s, including shows by Circle Jerks and Black Flag, took place in a warehouse on the old site of Devonshire Downs in Northridge. In more recent years, the post-punk-inspired band, She Wants Revenge has been based in the San Fernando Valley. The late 90s brought about label Ibex Records where there was a punk revival with the two bands Nonetheless and Soapbox Revolt who frequently played in Reseda at the American Legion Hall.

Can Toker
Santa Cruz

923 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

The Devil Himself, Dimidium, & Doors To No Where @ The Blue Lagoon Friday 10/19/12

Friday 10/19/12

Alternative Metal/Hard Rock
Santa Cruz

The Devil Himself is a high energy alternative metal 4-piece, featuring Dave Christensen (lead vocals/guitar), Dan Burnham (guitars/vocals), Mike King (bass/vocals) and Jason Goldberg (drums). Formed in 2006 in Santa Cruz, California. We have been waiting for you. Check us out on iTunes or

Metal / Melodic / Rock
Morgan Hill

Dimidium is a melodic metal band that is carving it's way through the scene with a passion. Formed in 2005, Dimidium has played numerous venues all over California including the world famous Whiskey a Go-Go in Hollywood, to The Avalon is Santa Clara. With musicianship and technicality to match their unrivaled energy and emotion on stage, the band is primed for the mainstream. Mixing aspects from genres like hard rock, jazz, funk, blues and metal, their signature style has permeated to fans of most every type of music.
Dimidium has released two LPs to date: Passive Aggression, released in 2007, and Beneath The Surface released in 2011. Both albums have been well received by fans, and have drawn attention from local/college radio stations, newspapers and magazines. With an already established presence online, and a strong fan base throughout central California, Dimidium will stop at nothing until their brand of metal has been brought to the masses!

Santa Cruz

Doors To No Where’s Marc Lewis announced that the bands forthcoming album will be Titled “Lucky You”.  The album, which is due to come out soon, will feature eleven tracks and also is the bands first effort with rock drumming legend Pete Testorff. (Vincent’s Ear)  We recently caught up with Marc to get some of his thoughts on his bands new record.
What can we expect from DTNW’s new record?
You can expect a balls to the wall rock album. Big guitar riffs, big drums and driving bass.  I’m really extremely proud of this record!  I think right now the band is firing on all cylinders and the infusion of Pete on drums has really taken us up a level.  We had a album written with our previous drummer, but he bailed.  We got Pete to fill in on some live shows and things just clicked.  Next thing you know we are writing new songs and got in a studio to record “Lucky You”.
What’s next for you and the band?
We will go out and support “Lucky You” with some blistering live shows and get that record out there. It’s a great album full of great songs. I want to get this record herd. But I’m always writing and tinkering with new riffs.  I’m currently writing material for an acoustic EP.  This project is going to be very fun. We are going to have special guest musicians & producers involved with us. I can’t wait to say who those guests are.  We got some big names and very talented people on board.   I hope to have that out sometime mid-summer. I’m also going to be working with my friend MacJar on some stuff for his solo record.  I will be laying down some bass and guitar.
How proud are you of your buddy Chris Rene?
I could not be any more freaking proud!! Like I said on the X-Factor, Chris has become a voice and inspiration to so many people! I honestly think that some people are born to be Super Stars.  Chris is one of those people. He has always had the talent! There is no doubt about that. All he needed was to focus and lead a healthy life style. On April 20th it will be one year clean and sober!  I cannot tell you enough how special that is!

923 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060