Show Preview: the Drums, Surfer Blood & the Dewars @ Neumos, Mon. 10/4

The Drums and Surfer Blood are here on Monday! This seems like a co-headlining tour to me, where they could swap every night on who goes first. But it looks like the Drums are the headlining act, and I am eager to see them for the first time. Last month the Drums recently lost guitarist Adam Kessler, who left the band, so they’re showing super courage in continuing their tour.

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the Drums

I’ve seen Surfer Blood twice and jeez I love them. I fully support what seems to be an obsession with cats caught on video eating people food. Their song “Swim (To Reach the End)” was stuck in my head for I swear about two weeks and remained something I enjoyed. I encourage you to get their debut LP, Astro Coast.

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Surfer Blood‘s John Paul Pitts – photo by Dagmar

Like Surfer Blood, the Dewars come from Florida. I wasn’t prepared to like a song of theirs called “Pedophile Pete,” but I listened and actually did like it. These guys are really very good – get there early to hear them. My interest is also just a little piqued by the eclectic bands they list as influences:

Syd Barrett * Talking Heads * Gorillas * Violent Femmes * Faust * Bob Dylan * Townes van Zandt * Leonard Cohen * Talk Talk * Tim Buckley * Nirvana * Nina Simone * Spiritualized * Radiohead * Fela Kuti * Meat Puppets * Velvet Underground * The Fall * Naseer Shamma * TOm Waits * Beatles * Stooges * Captain Beefheart * Wilco * Dolly Parton (pre-1975) * Daniel Johnston * Nick Drake * the Frogs * The The * John Cale * Joy Division * Outkast *

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the Dewars

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