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    • August 22, 2013 1:30 PM CDT
    • ooooo doggy! It's like an east bay travel guide - forwarding it now to my buddy that just relocated to Oakland last month. Love the food tips.

    • August 14, 2013 7:52 AM CDT
    • Check this out! Russel Quan in the San Francisco Chronicle:



    • August 21, 2013 2:05 PM CDT
    • Chris Aytes & The Good Ambition are a 3-piece rock'n'roll band from Topeka. We've been playing all over the Midwest all summer, and are still going at it!


      Listen to our studio work, and come catch us in a town near you! Give us a shout if you know a great venue in your town we're not hitting. Explore our entire discography online at




      Aug 23 - Springfield, MO - The Outland
      Aug 24 - Warrensburg, MO - The Bay
      Aug 31 - Manhattan, KS - ACS
      Sept 7 - Wichita, KS - The Donut Whole
      Sept 13 - Topeka, KS - Celtic Fox
      Sept 14 - Omaha, NE - Louis Bar
      Sept 20 - Des Moines, IA - Gas Lamp
      Sept 21 - Chicago, IL - El's Kitchen & Bar
      Sept 27 - Manhattan, KS - Aggie Fest 
      Sept 28 - McPherson, KS - McFest
      Oct 4 - Beloit, KS - Down Under
      Oct 12 - Salina, KS - O'Malley's
      Oct 19 - Topeka, KS - Boobie Trap
      Oct 25 - Wichita, KS - Kirby's Beer Store

    • August 20, 2013 10:00 AM CDT
    • Baltimore Garage Rock Kings, The Stents are playing in and around the Mid-Atlantic this FALL.


      AUG 28: Sidebar Tavern, Baltimore, MD w/SIN 


      SEPT 14: Hampdenfest, Baltimore, MD Daytime show! w/The Idle Gossip, Sick Sick Birds, Advlts and many more!


      SEPT 14: Sidebar Tavern, Baltimore, MD Night time show! w/The Improbables, The Tritons and Mr. Unloved


      SEPT 26: Stage on Herr, Harrisburg, PA w/The Woggles


      NOV 2: Quarry House Tavern, Silver Spring, MD w/The Whiskey Daredevils 




    • August 20, 2013 9:15 AM CDT
    • Haha!


      I've lived in MO almost all my life and I've somehow managed to avoid Branson. I hope to keep it that way.

    • July 1, 2013 1:35 PM CDT
    • (1)The Dancing Waters show¬†

      (2) drugs

      (3) The Dancing Waters show on drugs

    • June 27, 2013 10:03 AM CDT
    • I'm gonna be in Branson, MO next week. What's cool to do there if you're older than 10 and younger than 75?

    • August 20, 2013 8:57 AM CDT
    • No problem Andrew. others here have been very helpful when I've planned trips to other cities. Just have a nagging feeling that I am leaving out some stuff. As I am sure you are aware, check out some of the record shops to find out what's up too.Here's just a few for starters.


      In Hollywood/Echo Park



      Mono Records

      Lolipop Records


      In Orange County:

      Burger Records

      Radiation Records

      Left of The Dial

    • August 19, 2013 8:32 PM CDT
    • ^^ Awesome, thanks dude !

    • August 19, 2013 1:40 AM CDT
    • LA is hit n miss as far as what is going on at a club on any particular date. Check out the LA Weekly and LA record websites:







      Here are some places where you may find some going ons, depending on a particular day of the week:


      Alex's Bar (Long Beach)


      The Echo


      The Five Star Bar


      The Redwood Bar


      And ocassionally these venues will have something worth checking out:

      Viva Cantina (Burbank)


      The Prospector (Long Beach)


      The Juke Joint (Anaheim)


      The Observatory/Constellation Room (Santa Ana)


      Burger Records in Fullerton also has a lot of bands play at the store.


      DJ Nights:

      Lot's of different bars have DJs spinning music on different nights. Here arre a few that might interest you.


      Big Foot Lodge



      Hooefully some others will speak up, as I don't claim to be in the know anymore, and the LA area is a pretty big place.




    • August 18, 2013 4:57 AM CDT
    • Hey guys, heading to USA for a holiday in a few days time. Would really appreciate some suggestions of some bars/venues/clubs if any that relate to anything garage. Going to be in San Fran, L.A & Vegas. The Hemlock in SF & the Viper Room in L.A are already on the list aswell as the House of Blues in L.A

    • August 19, 2013 1:14 PM CDT
    • the straynge are currently seeking a drummer and bass player in central or northern California,do you dig lo-fi garage punk?,do you wanna record,play shows and have some fun?,then we'd love to hear from you!!! 

    • August 16, 2013 9:14 AM CDT
    • I agree, the Space is a great venue and they usually have pretty good acts. I also saw Dick Dale there a couple of years ago or so. I wonder why he only plays there when he comes to Chicago, I would love to see him at Martyr's or Fiztgeralds, which are closer to me!

    • August 13, 2013 7:34 PM CDT
    • The lovely and vivacious mrs. o and I got a chance to see Dick Dale, with opening act Ambassadors to Earth, a couple three weeks ago at SPACE in Evanston.


      It was a pretty good show. Double barrelled surf rock! Amplification was perfect. A good time was had by all.


      A cozy little venue it is, bar/pizza joint in front. Order a pie, eat while you listen to music. Waitresses make sure you don't go dry.


      SPACE hosts a variety of acts. We'll go back for sure, if and when another act suits our fancy.



    • August 14, 2013 1:17 PM CDT
    • Sorry D.C!  But a 16 hour drive and a 17 hour drive are the same thing to me :) 

    • August 14, 2013 12:03 PM CDT
    • "DC,Baltimore: close enough!"


      haha. People in DC gonna be so offended now. ;)

    • August 14, 2013 8:32 AM CDT
    • I know they're DC....but that Shirks album on grave mistake is one of the best thigs i've heard all year.

      DC, Baltimore....close enough!

    • August 10, 2013 3:21 PM CDT
    • I was going to respond to this but realized it's from, like, a million years ago.

    • August 13, 2013 4:03 PM CDT
    • Hey just letting you guys know that we are alive an well here on the South East coast of NC.  Doing our best to keep a garage/surf/billy/rock/trash/soul/ska/good shit scene going in our town.  We have good original local acts and we are doing our best to bring the touring acts in a a regular basis!  So to you touring acts out there don't forget about us when you book your Chapel Hill/Raleigh/Durham, and Asheville shows.  Drop us a line and we will be happy to help you set something up in our town!  Cheers and Safe Travels! 


      Dr. Gone

    • August 13, 2013 1:25 PM CDT
    • KStarke Records very close to the Empty Bottle (great bar/venue to live music).

    • July 4, 2013 4:23 PM CDT
    • Hey, myself & my lady are off to Orlando on a family vacation in a couple of weeks (13th July) and wondering if anyone can hip us to any cool bars, venues, local bands, etc to check out while we are in the area?

    • June 26, 2013 9:24 AM CDT
    • Hi,

      I was in a band called M-Tank and haven't posted in a couple of years because M-Tank broke up. Here's some new stuff ive been recording as a solo project called Dumb Doctors. I'm also in another band called Boring Portals and we are going on a short tour through the south this week. Here's some links:

      and Here's Boring Portals tour dates

      6/27 - Augusta, GA @ Sky City w/ Billie Vacation, Concord America
      6/28 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Fuzz Factory w/ Permanent Makeup, Big Neck Police, Primate Research, Kids Aids
      6/29 - Panama City, FL @ C-Level
      6/30 - Gainesville, FL @ Durty Nelly's
      7/1 - Rock Hill, SC @ The Courtroom w/ shett
      7/2 - Columbia, SC @ Space Idea HQ w/ Kappa Alpha
      7/3 - Atlanta, GA @ 529 w/ The Hotels, Rozwell Kid, Freezerburn

      come out if you're in town

    • June 24, 2013 3:41 PM CDT
    • We have our 7" release show booked Sunday, July 7th at Fontana's NYC, and we're looking for one other band to join the bill.

      Wizard Sex ( is also on the bill.

      If your band wants to play, please contact me ASAP ( or post here.

    • June 18, 2013 5:23 AM CDT
    • Hey garage punks! Narco States is playing live live live in your area.

      Come out and see us at:

      Quarters Rock&Roll Palace in Milwaukee WI on Friday June 28th with The onions (ft. bradX and rev. norb!)

      Ultra Lounge in Chicago IL on Saturday June 29th with Sammy & The Side Effects

      Please come out and support us and hang out with us!