Dan Sartain, Two Tears, Des Roar
Dan Sartain is a musician who has been traveling the world playing his music for years. He performs both as a solo act or with a full band, and delivers consistently. With a string of releases for the One Little Indian label (Dan Sartain vs. the Serpientes, Join Dan Sartain, Dan Sartain Lives, and Legacy of Hospitality), the native Alabamian shows no signs of slowing. With a down stroke ridden new record in the can, look for Too Tough To Live to be in stores and online sometime before Fall 2011.
If good reviews were food, Dan Sartain would be a fatty. Keep a look out for him now and in years to come.
The rise and fall of the '90s band the Red Aunts is almost a Tinseltown cliché. When the Red Aunts first got together, they had an organic, uncontrived charm and lo-fi enthusiasm that made up for the fact that none of them could really play their instruments. If nothing else, they seemed to be in on their own joke. But, as so often happens, once they got coverage in Flipside and attracted the attention of major labels, they became just as serious and pretentious as the groups they used to lampoon. By the time the Red Aunts broke up, they still couldn't play their instruments, but they'd nonetheless developed outsized rock-star egos, and the joke was now on them. The band's best musician and songwriter, Kerry Davis, dropped out of sight before moving to New York, where she eventually reinvented herself in the raw, primitive garage-punk combo Two Tears. Their debut CD, Little Tea, is far more tuneful and catchy than anything the Red Aunts ever released, as Davis strums and sings sly, stripped-down anthems like "2nd Worst Girlfriend in the World" and "Up in My Tree." Two Tears play garage rock, sure, but not in the literal, slavishly derivative style of retro groups like the Hives and the Fuzztones. Instead, Davis' dark-&-fuzzy rambles are closer in spirit to such art-garage sonic reducers as the Cheater Slicks, the Oblivians, and the Bassholes.
California sonic bobby-socks rockers, Des Roar, have become an anchor throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, headlining with a host of tomorrow's brightest since 2006. With their malt of surf rock and bubblegum dance hooks, narratives and noise, they manage to incorporate Brooklyn's electro leanings into the vibrations of a West Coast garage band, keeping it raw and playing seamless.
Bar Pink (View)
3829 30th St.
San Diego, CA 92104
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|