"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."
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.
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.