A ghost-surf sendoff. Eighteen Hundreds book final show
Plus, who's playing FresYes and PorchFest and that time Ragin' Records teamed up with Def American.
Add another name to the list of Fresno calling it quits.
Eighteen Hundreds announced a final show March 18, with Sleep Wounds, O Henry and Shop Dogg. It’s being presented by former Fresno promoter Religious Appeal, who’s been stopping through town periodically to do one-off, low-key DM-for-the location type shows.
Eighteen Hundreds is led by songwriter/multi instrumentalist Tomas Galvan and was one of several bands formed in the breakup of Fierce Creatures (see also Light Thieves, Ultra Diamonds).
Over the last half dozen years they released a pair of albums and several singles of reverb laden “dark surf.” Or, “ghost surf,” as they were calling it early on.
It had a deep roster of rotating musician friends, including former Fierce Creature bandmates. Via Instagram: “This was a group project, in which every member throughout the years had brought their own unique vision and experience to the band.”
Galvan may have been hinting at his future musical endeavors as of late. He recently played Tioga Sequoia under the moniker Tom’s Dream Journal and was featured at a songwriter’s showcase at Mystic Music.
Eighteen Hundreds isn’t the only band to wrap things up recently.
Brother Luke and the Comrades, played its final show earlier this month, endind a decade of music.
And Dirty Limbs announced its final performance will be April 14 at the Labyrinth Art Collective with Mantis Watch and the Tower Rats.
Dirty Limbs is the proto-punk outfit from Jonathan Low-Fi that featured Luke Giffen (Sleepover Disaster) and Audrey Johnson.
Time capsule: Def American/Ragin’ Records split 7”
Here’s one for the record nerds.
We’re already written about the Supreme Love Gods and their stint run on Rick Rubin’s Def American Records, which was responsible for some of the coolest and hardest hitting records of the 1990s.
Well, in 1993, they did a limited-run 7-inch release with Fresno’s Ragin’ Records. Side A featured the band’s single “Fire.” Side B featured the unreleased track “Eye Of The Sparrow.” Only 600 records were produced on split clear and red vinyl with artwork by pop-artist Tim Biskup, further cementing the its ties to Fresno.
According to Discogs, the record appears to still out there and available if you’re looking.
Shout out to Ragin’ Records for the tip.
FresYes Fest, PorchFest announce stage lineups
Timing being what it is, I missed getting out news on the Homegrown stage at the FresYes Fest, which announced its mainstage lineup earlier this month.
As you may remember, NewRock 104.1 set up and curated a stage as part of the FresYes Fest last year. It returns this year with a lineup that includes: Macondo, 1335, Unlikely, Puppet, the Downwinders and the Remedy.
Like last year, the music will run concurrent to the main stage acts, so you can pick and choose who to see.
Full disclosure. I host the Homegrown show.
Side note: New Rock also announced its next SoundHouse happens on Wednesday (March 15) with Pierce the Veil. Info here.
Lineups are also trickling out for this year’s Tower PorchFest, which happens April 29 and appears to be shaping up nicely. While official porch signups are still happening (until tomorrow), a few notable lineups have already been posted.
Zodiac Shows is hosting a ska/punk/skapunk stage with 1335, MKC, DevilLikeMe, Iwanaga and Belmont Sound System, which special for the day, will be playing the Special’s first album in it entirety.
Brad and Beth’s Porch has a full day’s worth of bands curated by The Stereo Hopeful’s Bryan DeBaets. It includes Freakstomp, Ben Napoles, Hazey Autum, The Stereo Hopeful, 30 Minute Download, the Jacktones, the Remedy and Aurumend.
Laura Splotch hosts the Ram Jam, which includes an oddly eclectic mix of acts; Gun of Justice, Cherry Auction, Teddy B VCR, The Sunnydales, Zev Minkoff, Skank Stomp, Mike Alexander, Bill Reiland Trio and Cody Allred.
That’s it for this week. Remember you can now hear me on the Homegrown Show Sundays at 8 p.m. on New Rock 104.1 FM. If you have anything you think I need to be looking at or listening to, feel free to let me know: email@example.com
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