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Hi Pollo fans, An update from the PDM world...
This Wednesday we head to SoCal for 5 shows- Marina del Rey, Pioneertown (hot!), San Diego, Los Angeles and Huntington Beach. If you are in SoCal, please check the PDM gigs page for details.
This summer, Starbucks has released a collection of surf music called "Big Waves". It has an excellent collection of vintage surf, but the last third of the CD is devoted to modern surf bands like The Mermen, Laika and the Cosmonauts and... Pollo del Mar. Wow! Check it out at a Starbuck's near you, or follow this link.
The Sunday Surf Party returns to The Hotel Utah in September and October! On 9/16 The Lava Rats open the show, followed by the return of Daikaiju (Alabama's monster surf band). Then, to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the release of "The Ocean Is Not for Cowards" Pollo Del Mar will play that album, in it's entirety. (We haven't played some of those songs in years.) On 10/21, Slacktone returns to the Bay Area. Opening will be an excellent new band The Tomorrowmen, followed by The Pyronauts and PDM. More news on that show as the date gets closer.
And finally, The Beach Chalet has been asking bands to "turn it down", so we have been performing our monthly show there- without a drummer. I know, what is surf music without drums? Much quieter for one thing, but it seems to work well. Check the gigs page for "Skinless Pollo" show dates.
Thanks! Pollo Del Mar
Live from the Mystic Theatre featuring Dusty Watson can now be purchased online!
Follow the link, and buy buy buy!!!
Hey folks, you've heard the talk, you've read the rumors, you've probably yawned my antics, but here is the word: The Lava Rats new CD is finally ready! The album, "Don't Drink the Water" will be arriving at the Rat Cave tomorrow, and we will be sending out the first batch of discs to those who have already pre-ordered.
If you want to pre-order your very own copy, send me a PM. We are running an "SG101" special: from now until July 14th, if you order a disc from us, we will waive shipping costs, and you will have a brand new LR CD (and the accompanying pin) in your sweaty little hands for a mere $10.
The next bit of news that accompanies the release of this disc is as follows: we will be playing a CD Release Party here in SF some time in late July. Details on that to follow. There are confirmed dates for another exciting bit of news: The Lava Rats Pac NW Invasion!!!! We will be playing August 10-12 in the Pacific Northwest - Friday the 10th at Rogue Hero in Bellingham, WA with The 'Verb and The All-Nighters (I think I heard something about The 'Verb releasing a new disc somewhere...), and Saturday the 11th at The Green Room in Portland with The 'Verb and The Verbtones.
We can't wait for you folks to hear (and see) this new disc -- more info and some helpful reviews to come....
Reno's own Mighty Surf Lords are back, with Billy Woods on guitar, Mike Warner on bass, and Jeff Campaigne on drums.
Check out our webpages and links www.angelfire.com/ms3/themightysurflords
Will get more pictures up this week. We will be available for shows in August 2007.
"Praise The Lords"
The Pyronauts “Surf and Destroy” California Tour:
The Pyronauts are hitting the road and coming to a town near you in California this summer! Along the way they will be performing with many of their friends in the surf community like Pollo Del Mar, The Detonators, The Longboards, The Sand Devils, and Slacktone! Will will be within a couple hours of virtually everywhere in CA! We will also be releasing a new CD entitled: The Pyronauts Live at the Mystic Theatre featuring Dusty Watson. More info on that soon. Here is the schedule:
AFTER COMING OFF A STELLAR SPRING SEASON WHICH INCLUDED PLAYING WITH DEADBOLT, HANGING WITH DUSTY WATSON, AND AN AWESOME CD RELEASE PARTY FOR THEIR SELF TITLED RELEASE, GET THREE COFFINS READY IS ALL BOOKED UP FOR THE SUMMER! HERE IS A LIST OF SHOWS YOU CAN CATCH IF YOU LIVE IN COLORADO:
JUNE 9TH: FLYING DOG BREWERY. "THE ART OF DRINKING ART SHOW: FEATURING OVER 40 ARTISTS NATIONAL AND LOCAL! MOST NOTEABLY MARK MOTHERSBAUGH OF DEVO FAME. THIS SHOW WILL BE THE FIRST TIME BANDS AHVE PLAYED AT THE FLYING DOG IF IT GOES WELL AMYBE WE WILL HAVE A NEW VENUE HERE IN DENVER THAT IS SURF FRIENDLY!
JUNE 23RD: THE ROCKET ROOM IN COLORADO SPRINGS W/ THE MANSFIELDS.
JULY 14TH: 15TH ST. TAVERN, DENVER CO. I FORGOT WHO ELSE IS PLAYING BUT IT SURE WILL BE ROCKIN
JULY 15TH: THE LARIMER LOUNGE. PLAYING THE FRONTSIDE FIVE / FIVECORE RECORDS BBQ W/ FRONTSIDE FIVE, LBRO, THE CHEAP SKATES, VALIOMIERDA, TARD, AND MANY OTHERS! BUT GET THREE COFFINS PLAYS THE 8:30 SLOT WHICH IS (STRANGELY) HEADLINING..
JULY 28: (TENTATIVE) THE CRICKET ON THE HILL, DENVER CO. W/?????
AUGUST 11TH: ??? IN GRAND JUNCTION, CO. W/ RENO DIVORCE.
AUGUST 25TH: RETURN TO THE 3 KINGS TAVERN END OF SUMMER SHOW!
ALSO THE COFFINS HAVE PLANS FOR AN E.P. SLATED FOR A 4TH QUARTER RELEASE! AS WELL AS THE VENTURE BOTHERS FULL LENGTH FEATURING MEMBERS OF GET THREE COFFINS READY, THE ROYAL ACES, DENVER CITY SALTLICKS, AND OTHERS.