Nerf Herder

Nerf Herder

Ozma

Punch Punch Kick

Sat, July 15, 2017

8:00 pm

$15.00

This event is all ages

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Nerf Herder
Nerf Herder
Pioneers of the late 90’s Pop-Punk and Geek Rock movements, Nerf Herder are perhaps best known for their powerful theme to the iconic Joss Whedon TV show, Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Formed in Santa Barbara, California, in 1994, Nerf Herder was signed to major label Arista Records soon after their ironic tribute “Van Halen” stormed the Modern Rock charts in 1996. The video for their follow-up single, “Sorry”, featured Mark Hamill and Miguel Ferrer, and played regularly on MTV. Following years saw the band touring the world multiple times, and releasing a number of albums on various labels, including esteemed indie punk label Fat Wreck Chords and novelty powerhouse Oglio Records.

The current band features founding members Parry Gripp and Steve Sherlock, with newer members Linus Dotson and Ben Pringle. Nerf Herder’s 5th album Rockingham is an explosion of geekiness with songs like “At The Con,” a song written after a performance at Atlanta's DragonCon, “Ghostbusters III,” a lamenting tune about how the sequel will never be released, and “I’m The Droid (You’re Looking For),” which is made entirely of lines from Star Wars and was recorded at Skywalker Ranch. Other standout tracks include "We Opened for Weezer", a song reminiscing Nerf Herder's '97 tour with Weezer, and "The Girl Who Listened to Rush", which hit #1 on KROQ's "Locals Only" in March of 2016.
Ozma
Ozma
Ozma is a five-piece American rock band from Pasadena, California. The band’s sound is a mix of nostalgic new-wave–influenced power pop and contrapuntal Casiotone-driven melodies sustained by heavy guitar riffs. Since their formation in September of 1995, Ozma has released four studio albums and toured the U.S., Japan, and Canada more than thirty times, including extensive touring with stylistically similar groups including Weezer, Nada Surf, Rilo Kiley, Superdrag, The Rentals, and Rooney.
Punch Punch Kick
Punch Punch Kick
Punch Punch Kick is a rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 2012. The group consists of Phil McDonald (lead vocals and guitar), Chris Miranda (lead guitar and vocals), Ryan Malloy (bass and vocals) and Reade Pryor (drums).

Shortly after forming, the band joined forces with producer Linus of Hollywood to record their debut EP. The single "What the Kids Don't Know" was released on October 7th, 2013, and the full EP was released on January 31st, 2014.

Punch Punch Kick will continue performing at venues in the Los Angeles area while finishing the recording of their first full-length album which they hope to release in the coming year.

"The term power pop has been resurrected into the music lexicon in the past year or so, though most of the current acts that follow its roots are giving it more of gritty garage sound. But every so often, a band like Punch Punch Kick reminds us of how playful and simplistic a pop song can be, nonewithstanding that powerful crunch that gives it a sense of melodic urgency. Their first shout-out to the world, "What The Kids Don't Know", is all-around likable, boasting a straightforward hook that morphs to the rhythm of their vocal harmonies like a good old-fashioned pop rock song should. Think of a more bubbly Surfer Blood mixed with the tight guitar dynamics of the Cars and, of course, the youthful, self-referential naivete of early Fountains of Wayne."
- The Deli LA
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

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