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Robbie Allen Ditches ‘Sundogs’; Says Hello to ‘The Outer Edge’
Sacramento, CA – With the band’s one-year anniversary looming just months away, Robbie Allen along with his band mates Josh Hester and Gary Christensen, have announced that they will be dropping the current name of the band (“The Sundogs”) for a title that better portrays their image and style of music. The surprise announcement comes in the wake of a legal hang-up regarding the use of the band’s current name, already a registered trademark of a Berkeley, CA based roots rock group. “The Sundogs” name was originally coined by Gary Christensen after much deliberation between the band’s original members. Gary and Robbie have both stated that it was not their intention to infringe on the rights of the current trademark holders and, at that time they were unaware of the Bay Area group (who ceased from touring nearly ten years ago) that had seven major releases – some of which are still available at select retailers. The band’s recent move to the title “The Outer Edge” was mutually agreed upon by the members of the group after considering over two-hundred titles. The decision was based on legal advice from the band’s attorney. In response to an email, Robbie Allen commented from his apartment overseas: “We think that while the core theme of our music draws heavily on the instrumental guitar trends of the 60s including surf music, on the same token, our style is very versatile and constantly adapting to the melting pot of influences and creative whims common to all three members of our band, not to mention the people we collaborate with behind the scenes. I think the new name reflects the edgier-sounding ‘acid surf rock’ vibe that is beginning to define us more and more.” The band has also decided to maintain “Robbie Allen” as part of the group’s name so as to avoid confusion during the transition. More info can be obtained by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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There are many many things happening in The Pyronauts world, so read on to not miss important information:
We've been busy planning our 10 year anniversary party for June 13th this summer! Make your plans now to be in attendance! We will be featuring many former band members, have special guests, special displays, new merchandise, and possibly some very rare out of print vintage merchandise! We hope to have serveral of our 10+ current and former drummers as well as our some of our 8 current and former bass players! This will be a free show held at the former "U-Turn" building in Auburn. Please contact us and let us know if you'd like to help with the show or have any cool pictures or video that you can send us!
We also have a very important show on May 15th at Slim's in San Francisco. This is a huge club and it is a very big deal that we are opening for The Red Elvises there on this Friday night (May 15th). It's our first time playing there and we need everyone's help to fill this place up!
Is anybody planning on going to Brookdale outside of Santa Cruz this weekend? Well...if you are then you're in for a treat. No, this isn't just another reminder about the show with The Ventures guitarist Nokie Edwards on March 21st with Robbie Allen's band, and The Reefriders. Actually...
The Shitones will also be performing this Friday, March 20th at The Brookdale Inn. An arrangement is being made so that guests who attended the Shitones show will get $3.00 off on their admission the next night with Nokie Edwards. (Sorry, discount does not apply to Surfguitar101 members who already purchased their tickets in advance using the coupon code.)
For those of you in the Sacramento area who can't make it down for the weekend's activites, Robbie Allen and the Sundogs will be playing at Constable Jacks in Newcastle, CA Friday night at 9:00 PM. As a result, if you are planning on going to the Brookdale show and can make it out to Robbie Allen and his band's gig in Newcastle, then you'll also recieve the $3.00 discount when you attend Nokie's show at the Brookdale Inn.
The AquaSonics will be bringing the Surf sound to the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender for 3 nights, April 10, 11, and 12, 2009 inside the Orleans Hotel and Casino at Brendans Pub With our beautiful Go-Go girl Miss Kitty Baby. This is by far the best party of the year with 4 stages, big, big car show, burlesque show, tons of venders and a Tiki pool party that has turned out to be one of the highlights. All the details can be found at www.vivalasvegas.net. you can see a lot of pictures from last years Viva on our myspace site. We hope to see you there!!! Pray for Cerf , The AquaSonics www.myspace.com/theaquasonics www.aquasonics.net