The Urinals Are Coming To Pedro!

3 08 2009

*Extra! Extra! This just in!  Mike Watt + The Missingsecondmen will also be opening this show for  THE URINALS! I had a feeling that this was going to happen! It’ll be a quick half hour set blasting it out with Pete and Raul. Get there early!

Welcome to the wonderful world of AUGUST! I’ve put together a show on August 15th at Harold’s Place on Pacific Avenue here in town. The seminal Los Angeles Punk Band…The Urinals…aka 100 Flowers (remember the Minutemen’s cover song Ack Ack Ack?) will headline the show and blow your little heads off!  If you were born in the ’80’s, and you probably were, then you missed it! Well now’s your chance to get a dose of what put Los Angeles on the map. Those were the days…Germs, Nervous Gender, Minutemen, Peer Group, The Bags, The Alleycats, I.U.D. …there were no rules, no formulas. This was and still is the stuff of great invention.  This notorious band, The Urinals are wonderful and very dear friends of mine.  This is a show that’s not to be missed! You might think you’re Punk Rock but then there are those who know what it is and where it comes from.  So jump on this tip! Travel back, back to before you were born.  It’ll be just fine.


Along on the bill is the Freak Folk Punk Collective Harbinger…Black Sparrow Press…straight from Pedro! Watch out for Danny on lead bucket and the right and left handed mirror image of brothers Chris and Adam banging away on their guitars respectively.  Songs of drunken bliss, sober torment and love in the toilet reign as staples in their set.  Shown is Adam and Danny, sadly sans Chris but I liked this photo. Come on down and see Chris in person! I hope they’ll be selling their new CD at the show.  It’s beautiful and features an amazing artwork poster by Danny. Get it!


Last but not at all least is a band that’s been through a few incarnations led by local heart-throb, recent graduate and guitar slinging genius, Giovanni Boskovich and his new band …Black Warhol…This guy can write a pop song that will ring in your head for days. This show is free, and as always, presented by Guitar Safari.  Again, Another Fine S.L.U.T.  Production (Support Local Unsigned Talent) .  The video below highlights the Pope Of Pop, Giovanni, with one of his very best songs. Usually he can be found wearing his Greek Captain’s hat scored at the soon to be  defunkt Pedro Stalwart, Union War Surplus Store over here on 6th Street (okay! 63 years in the making, and demise…what the hell do you want? How about 63 more years?)  Thanks to Cheerful Al!…Sorry to see you go! Many thanks for all the 501 jeans and camouflage g-strings over the years!  More information for the show as it rears it’s ugly head.

bspCome on down and see Chris in person!