Here’s all about the very special lineup:
Friday January 15
100 Flowers: The original line-up of this legendary band will be playing their songs. Morphed from the legendary Urinals, 100 Flowers made one perfect LP and a handful of stellar eps, singles, and comp tracks. They ended in 1983 and have since played only a handful of times, most recently for the reissue of their lone album on Superior Viaduct. This is the original line-up of the band 100 Flowers reassembled just to play SS15.
Spray Paint: Our Texas friends will be back on the West Coast recording with Chris Woodhouse, so I convinced them to do one show while they are here. Spindly avant-punk of the Nth degree, the yolksters always come through live. This will be their one and only West Coast appearance.
Pony Time: Luke and Stacy are Pony Time, a splendid and inventive rock & roll duo who remind me of the Troggs and Wounded Lion and something I have yet to figure out, which is why I am crazy about this band. They have two records on Per Se and their third will be releases February 2016 on Ss.
Screature: Shimmering guitar, brooding organ, stripped down kerplunk,a nd a hellish howl makes Screature the Central Valley’s best band going. Their most recent album – Four Columns on Ss Records – has gotten raves from all around the interweb (Noisey, 50thirdand3rd, TheQuietus, etc.). Great live band, too.
DJ: Ryan Wells
Saturday, January 16
Lil Bunnies: Fathers of Hippity Hop, legends in their own minds, the world’s first super group consisting of nobodies, masked revengers, Lil Bunnies walk among us for the first time since 199???. What to expect…
Life Stinks: “San Francisco’s last punk band” – though truth be told, Life Stinks has spread their disease across the Bay Area. Their first album is one of Ss Records’ favorite releases and their second is coming any day. Great live band that just keeps getting better.
Ozzie: Man, I was surprised when these guys said Yes. Ozzie started in the mid-Seventies and ended in the 1980s (documented on the Ss release The Parabolic Rock). They created some classic proto-punk/glam/new wave tunes and are one of the greatest rock & roll bands in the history of my hometown Sacramento. They played once seven years ago when Parabolic Rock was released and were great! This will be their first time playing since then and the first time they’ve played San Francisco since 1979 (at Mabuhay Gardens).
Andy Human & The Reptoids: Andy and his reptilian pals just played with Timmy’s Organisms and all reports said that Andy & ‘toids left the place stunned. No surprise. The talent here is tip-top, the band is a damn rock & roll bulldozer. Their debut album on Ss was released late Spring 2015 and continues to get worldwide praise. The French love it, the Italians love it, the Japanese love it, ‘mericans love it. Pitchfork called it one of the best records of the summer.
DJ: Mitch Cardwell
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