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this friday-saturday-sunday echo park will play host to a sexy punk rock cancer: f%$# yeah fest, the brainchild of circle jerk and black flagger keith morris. as a favor to fellow music fags everywhere i will highlight recommended bands each day all week, complete with sample mp3s*.

today there are three (one for each day). pick a day or three and buy tickets ahead of time. read the official website for oh so much more information and lineups and what not. but at least give my suggestions a chance.

FRIDAY BAND: HORSE THE BAND
6pm Jensen Rec Center
do not confuse them with "are they already old news?" indie pop act band of horses. HORSE the band has delicious extremo time signatures and face slashing synth riffs and a perfect sense of humor (seriously check out the website) and they are fantastic imperfect moshy emo deathcore hilarity they are going to be AWESOME and probably on the prowl for free pizza.
download BUNNIES

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SATURDAY BAND: THE THERMALS
8pm the echo
the thermals are pretty big nowadays. they are basically punk pop (in a good way) from portland. i like them a lot but i always get this feeling that they're forever riding the cusp of being truly great and timeless and scrumtrulescent. nonetheless they put on a fun live show, energetic and slightly dorky in that awesome northwestern punk way, like their mom is watching every show with tears of pride in her eyes. you can't not like the thermals.
download A STARE LIKE YOURS

SUNDAY BAND: THE GRIS GRIS
8pm the echo
i have already declared my wholesome boner for this band, i should not need to tell you again: GO SEE THE GRIS GRIS. they make beautiful sense out of senseless ingredients. it's like god times four playing with distortion pedals and your mom all at once back in 1966 with a bowler hat sitting out hoping for enough change to get a few magnums of night train to get them through the next few days. caveat!: if i had my copy of their last cd on my computer i would put a more representative track up here but you will have to be content with what their label has chosen to sample since not all of us digitize our entire music library THANKS.
download SKIN MASS CAT

* mp3s are hosted by yousendit.com -- they remain on the interweb for 7 days.

photo by russeljsmith on flickr