So I've got a bunch of stuff I've been meaning to get to. Working five-six days a week at the bar has kept me pretty busy...
Cover by Ryan Hand and Chase Elliott
Cover by Asha Sheshadri
First up, here's the video for "Always Awake in Shadows," the B-side to the upcoming "Beach With No Footprints" 7" on Volar. This is what a Friday night alone with wine and weed will get you.
TROPICAL POPSICLE--Beach With No Footprints by Volar Records
Also, if you're able to make it, there's this great Bigfoot Benefest in Santa Cruz this weekend, July 1st-3rd, and Volar is one of the proud sponsors. Poster and info below.
Visit our website: http://www.bigfootbenefit.com/
Purchase tickets at http://bigfootbenefit.com/Tickets.html
With help from the fine folks at Total Trash Booking, Burger Records, Razorcake, Cali Mucho, 45 RPM and Volar Records, we are proud and pleased to announce:
The Bigfoot Benefit! A festival July 1st through 3rd dedicated to raising awareness about and funds for the Bigfoot Discovery Project, so that they may continue with their operations and research. Check out http://www.bigfootdiscoveryproject.com/ for more information on the museum.
We have a ton of absolutely awesome bands lined up and have put together what we think are the raddest shows of the summer. Friday night's show is $15 and Saturday night's show is $12. Tickets can be purchased in advance from the Bigfoot Discovery Project, Blue Lagoon and Crepe Place. Advance purchase tickets for both shows are only $20!
Friday July 1st
The Blue Lagoon
923 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
21+ 8 PM
- Mean Jeans (Portland, OR - Dirtnap/Burger) http://www.myspace.com/themeanjeans
- Shannon and the Clams (Oakland - 1-2-3-4-Go!/Burger)
- Clorox Girls (Los Angeles - 45 RPM) www.myspace.com/cloroxgirls
- the Groggs (Santa Cruz- Church of Sound)
- the Obsessors (San Jose - Braindart/Dirt Cheap)
Saturday July 2nd
Bigfoot Discover Project
5497 Highway 9
All-Ages, 12 Noon - 4 PM, Free!
This will be a barbecue and meet and greet. Have some grub, see the museum, meet the bands and organizers. Museum curator Mike Rugg and friends will be playing folk music and Bigfoot songs at the event. And, last but not least there will be a set by the lovely and talented rock and roll superstar Nikki Corvette! We're super excited to have her be a part of the Bigfoot fest, so please come out to the museum to show her some love
- Nikki Corvette (Hollywood/Detroit - Bomp)
- James Rabbit (Santa Cruz)
Saturday July 2nd
the Crepe Place
1134 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
All-Ages plus full bar! 7:30 PM
- Paul Collins Beat (aka the Beat; LA/NYC - Get Hip)
- Red Pony Clock (LA/San Diego - Happy Happy Birthday to Me)
- the Huxtables (Santa Cruz - Asian Man) www.myspace.com/thehuxtablesband
- Garbo's Daughter (Orlando, FL - Florida's Dying/Burger)
Sunday July 3rd
The Jury Room
712 Ocean Street
Santa Cruz, CA
Afternoon Outlaw Country show featuring:
- The Devil's Own (San Francisco)
- Behind the Wagon (San Diego)
Please join our Facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/#!/home.php?sk=group_145586025510108&ap=1 and check back here for more details.
Also, please be sure to visit the following sites for more information on the event, venues, bands, etc...
Also, Paul Collins of the Nerves/the Beat/the Breakaways is currently on tour. Info below, along with the full streaming Soundcloud of the Volar/IHRNR Tribute to Paul Collins, Peter Case and Jack Lee (of the Nerves).
San Diego- June 29th The Soda Bar w/ Audacity/Garbo’s Daughter/Mrs. Magical
Fullerton- June 30th Continental w/ Audacity/Garbo’s Daughter
Los Angeles- July 1st Psycho Beach Party at Blue Star w/ Audacity/Garbo’s Daughter&TBA
Santa Cruz July- 2nd Big Foot Festival The Crepe Place http://bigfootbenefit.com/home.html
Oakland July- 3rd Stork Club Crusher Fest with Nikki Corvette!
Sacramento- July 4th Sol Collective w/Garbo’s Daughter ALL AGES
San Francisco-July 5th Parkside w/King Lollipop/ Garbo’s Daughter
Chico-July 6th Café Coda w/Babara Manning/ Garbo’s Daughter
Redding-Maxwells July 7th w/ Garbo’s Daughter
Portland- July 8th Slabtown w/ Garbo’s Daughter
Seattle- July 9th Funhouse w/F-Holes/The Fuzz/ Garbo’s Daughter
Read this great interview in the LA Record with Paul.
Read this other great interview with Paul in OC Weekly.
Stream the full tribute LP below:
Under the Covers Vol 2: A Tribute to Paul Collins, Peter Case and Jack Lee by Volar Records
Oh, and based on the cassette release of that tribute, Volar was mentioned in the latest addition of Wired Magazine. Pretty cool.
Ale Mania LPs, Cold Pumas 7"s, Dirt Dress 7"s, and Pope Anything 7"s are in and shipping. Tropical Popsicle 7", Digital Leather 12", and Lenguas Largas 12" in the next week or two. You can catch Pope Anything's main man Jimmy Vincent as the dude with the Falcon in this State Farm commercial.