7/24 The Hitch,
Hell's Belles, Razor Babes, Gunstreet
7/27 Radiovago, First Circle, The Sex Machines
7/28 Scatterbox, Blyndsight
8/3 Panache presents: Aamerican Tenants (S.C.), Audio Wreck, Hostility
8/4 Depth Charge Revolt, Year of the Spider, Cutters
8/9 Toys That Kill
8/10 The Pharmacy Epicidium
8/11 Gardner, Brett the Truck
8/12 Dirtbombs, Jaguars, Foster Kids
8/30 Mr. Brain Oil, The Hitch
8/31 USA is a Monster
Relapse went on a small tour in March, playing shows with AKA Nothing,
Xchromosome, Jimmy Rig and others. A nine-song CD "Inspiration
through Inebriation" is out and can be bought at some and will
be available soon at local record stores. Recording for a new CD will
begin in late summer . Currently, Relapse is concentrating on playing
local shows and working new material into their set.
Quiet Life: Arcata's Quiet Life has been
playing quite a bit lately. Recently, they've rocked The Vista, Café
Tomo and a benefit for KRFH at HSU. The guys plan on recording in the
next month and releasing a CD EP, There's plans to play out of the area
this summer with Relapse. Look for their interview in this issue.
Scatter Box: This new band recently made
their debut at KRFH's Battle Of The Bands. Combining a variety of musical
influences, Scatter Box delivers a powerful, heavy sound. This five
piece will be playing more local shows soon and will be travelling out
of the area to play over the summer.
The Z.K.A had a stunning Humboldt County debut at Local Filmmakers Night
at the Minor Theatre in Arcata. Accompanied by local celeb DJ Thanksgiving
Brown and his turntables. The ZKA played an intense five minute composition
accompanied by the projected film work of local director Michelle Cartier.
Zombie Kore is anxious to play more local shows and start work on their
From Junior High dances to Café Tomo and regular guest appearances
at such revered radio stations as Humboldt Pirate 94.9FM and KHSU 640AM,
Boogie Brown is making crazy moves. Pick up his video releases (Culturama
Video Collection) at Arcata's, Release Records, documented Hip-Hop.
Also look for his highly anticipated hosting of this year's Summerfest
music festival in Willow Creek. Heh heh, I can't front - that fool is
Candy Muscle: This two piece is releasing
a 7-inch called "The Headache Trilogy" in May. Look for it
Audio Wreck: Current news on this band
is that Chris Colland is throwing down the drums and focusing on singing/writing
for the band. Bandon from the Eureka Works and former member of Couch/Hasselholf
has joined the band and they're breaking him in at the moment. Their
album "Chewable Razors" is still hot on the market. So trot
down to the Works in Eureka or The Shanty to pick up your own personal
copy. Or call (707 443-2359).
Automatic Pink: "Tigers, Blood, Rock'n'roll
Suicide" is the name of their album out in stores now.
3 Heads: Just played a reunion show at
Angelo's Pizza in Eureka on Saturday, April 14th with newfound Fortuna
rockers, RBS Syndrome. Anyway, if the 3 Heads is in your CD collection
flip to the letters section of this issue.
The New Originals: A new band has hit the
stage in Humboldt with 2 former members of the Jackson Brothers, Jared
Fisher and Derek Glavich along with Justin Hoopes formerly in Forces
of Nature. Jared says their hard to describe but Justin calls them,
"Alternative alternate to alternative music."
Graves/Uzmecho: Were Uzbeko for a time,
but just changed to Uzmecho for various unspoken reasons. On the bill
for this year's Summerfest. If you're wondering why they're Uzmecho
now it's because of their reformation with an entirely new drummer,
Denis Cullen and singer, Dan, both former members of Hyperbole. Recently,
they played a show at Denny's with the DT's and a show at the Vista
on Good Friday which happened to be Friday the 13th. At that show, they
mauled the audience with bunnies.
RBS Syndrome: A new band out of Fortuna
that may be young musicians, but defnitely not young in talent. Word
on the street is that they're something to catch. Look for them at Summerfest.