Tuesday, May 19, 2015


"a Dylan-meets-Daniel Johnston meets-Replacements-meets-Beefheart smash-up that's a real pleasure to watch. The Bums play repetitious, folksy stanzas with a snot-nosed, garage-band delivery, and they throw in an occasional, speedy jazz-intoned riff for flare."

 -LA Weekly


Latchkey garage punks from all over CA gather for the monster they call the Cigarette Bums. Started by Steven Carrera in late 2009, the band began with various members that recorded two 7"s, a few EPs and one album entitled HOLY SMOKES. The band currently features drummer Austin Ash, guitarist/background vocalist Jaime Rosas, and is often guested by various musicians from the Los Angeles community.


 The band recently finished recording their follow up LP Goofs on the Loose at Big Bad Sound, a converted house studio located in the hills of Silverlake. The album includes unique tracks such as "Strange" in which the band was accompanied by 14 augmented players to create a psych jam that included instruments such as the sitar, organ, moog, African drums, as well a huge chorus. With influences ranging from The Stooges to The Black Lips the band is gearing up to showcase their brand of energized 60's garage punk and power pop to the U, S, of A on their first national tour.


Tour Dates


Coming to a Smash Tray near you!!!!


May 21Lion's Lair Denver Co

May 22eighth street taproom

May 23 TBD

May 24 TBD

May 25Vaudeville Mews Des Moines Iowa

May 26 Madison,WI Jimmy K Show (Radio)

May 27 Madison, WI @ The Frequency

May 28 Milwaukee, WI @ Quarters Rock 'n Roll Palace

May 29 Chicago, IL@ Bric A Brac Records

May 30 Chicago, IL @ Wally's World

May 31 Indianapolis, IN House Party

June 1 Cleveland OH @ Now That's Class

June 2 Brooklyn,NY @Barranquilla

June 3 New York, NY CAKE SHOP NYC

June 4 Brooklyn, NY @ The Silent Barn

June 5 Philadelphia, PA House Party

June 6Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter

June 7 North Carolina

June 8 North Carolina

June 9 Asheville NC Tiger Mountain

June 10 Norman, OK @  Opolis

June 11 Tulsa OK @Hillman's Garage

June 12 Fort Worth, TX

June 13 Dallas, TX Dallas Distortion Music

June 14 Austin, TX Hotel Vegas

June 15 San Antonio, TX Proper Yarn

June 16 Austin TX

June 17 El Paso TX

June 18 Tucson, AZ Sky Bar

June 19 Tempe, AZ House Party

June 21 TBD

June 22 TBD

A.H.: I highly doubt this band will be coming to my particular town. Nevertheless, their sound definitely gets things rockin.

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