Nerf Herder (Album Release)

Nerf Herder (Album Release)

Nerf Herder (10:10 PM)

FartBarf (9:00 PM)

Geezer (12:00 AM)

Allie Goertz (8:25 PM)

Fri, April 8, 2016

8:00 pm

$0.00 - $15.00

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Nerf Herder - (Set time: 10:10 PM)
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.
FartBarf - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
FartBarf
We begin in the year 2008 with Josh, Dan and Brian. Three unassuming, well mannered and fun-loving fellows from a town near the sea. Regressed, mutated and collectively known as Fartbarf, they somehow bring us all into the future, captivating audiences with relentless melodies, robotically tight rhythms, and danceable beats by use of a strict limitation of tools at hand; vintage analog synthesizers, vocoders, drum machines, analog modular systems, and live drums.
Geezer - (Set time: 12:00 AM)
Geezer
Geezer gives you rock & roll numbers the way that they were meant to be done: by senior citizens.

The band combines all of the excitement of the 1890's with the nostalgia of the long-forgotten era of the 1990's, as done by musicians in their nineties. Jaws drop and dentures chatter when Geezer swings spot-on Weezer & Beastie Boys hits and then mixes them up mid-song with bits of tunes by everyone from MGMT and Dr Dre to Buddy Holly and the Beatles. Nurses, naps,hard candy and medication are all in a night's work for the world's oldest coverband.

In 2008, they actually played onstage with Weezer at San Diego's Cox Arena and appeared briefly in their music video for "I'm Your Daddy". The rockin' senior combo draws swarms of grandchildren to the biggest and best events, clubs and comedy clubs in southern California, from mega New Years Eve party Big Night San Diego to the Anaheim House of Blues and the Hollywood Hard Rock Cafe.

They are simply and modestly, the greatest, funniest, sleepiest, most unique coverband on earth. Whether you need classic rock, 80's hits, replacement hiphop standards or alternarock anthems, there's only one band worth getting. We just can't remember who it is.

Now get off of my lawn.
ONCE UPON A TIME....

Geezer began in 2005 when people arrived to see local favorites Rookie Card play Weezer's classic "Blue Album" for a benefit at San Diego's world-famous Casbah. Instead, they were greeted by old men offering Werther's from deep, checkered pockets. Very few were lucky enough to see this early incarnation of the act, due to a scheduling error that occured when their grandson booked their debut using an ancient Jewish calendar that had no mention of something called Super Bowl Sunday. The group retired to Florida after just two shows but were resurrected four score and seven years later. Only one band could convince Geezer to come out of retirement: Weezer.

Radio station FM94.9 asked the senior combo to host auditions for the San Diego stop of Weezer's 2008 Hootenanny tour, where the band was letting lucky fans play with them onstage in each city. Between singer Rivers Cuomo eagerly accepting fresh cookies onstage, the quick clip of new bassist Zachary Goode Sr onstage in the band's "I'm Your Daddy" video and the entire group and crew paying such close attention to their nurse, it seemed that Weezer liked the wheezers just fine. Now, the old-timers have the rare opportunity to brag about actually playing onstage with the band whose songs they regularly cover in front of 10,000 youngsters (except that they can't remember any of
it).

Geezer re-learned a few numbers to play in FM94/9's booth outside the show and it seemed downright silly to not give them a shot in local taverns and comedy clubs. Grandchildren of all ages started to flock to these shindigs and suddenly the band was back in action. What started out as a Weezer-heavy setlist quickly became a history of recorded music. Forgotten lyrics and off-the-cuff requests turned into genius mashups attributed to "senior memory". The most talented School of Rock students on the west coast started becoming part of the act at all-ages shows. When Adam Yauch was diagnosed with cancer, they learned an entire set of Beastie Boys songs for a cancer benefit on two weeks notice. It quickly became the highlight of their performances.

The group became local press darlings thanks to feature articles in the San Diego Union-Tribune, City Beat and the Reader while charming critics, hipsters and drunk idiots as two-time San Diego Music Award nominees and post-ceremony houseband. Once thought to be permanently relegated to the southernmost tip of the western United States, the miracles of modern medicine have enabled Geezer to take the carpool lane to exotic locales such as Los Angeles, Agoura Hills... and Merced. They have become regular favorites at the Anaheim House of Blues, Hollywood Hard Rock Cafe and the Viper Room. San Francisco's historic Great American Music Hall welcomed them with open arms (pun intended) as the site of their now-legendary Bay Area debut. Where to next? The promised land of Miami, we hope.
Allie Goertz - (Set time: 8:25 PM)
Allie Goertz
How it Started

A few lonely summers ago, Allie spent her evenings singing to strangers on Chatroulette. One night, she was lucky enough to connect to a nerdy boy who suggested she post her songs to YouTube. The idea terrified Allie, but after some polite convincing, she uploaded an ode to her favorite comedians called..."Comedians" to Youtube. Much to her surprise, the song became a little overnight hit. "Comedians" was featured on the front page of Reddit, tweeted by Patton Oswalt, and picked up by the Huffington Post. This surprising reaction inspired Allie to continue writing and posting original music. Since creating the Cossbysweater channel, Allie has gained over twelve thousand subscribers and one million views.
Albums

With the help of her wonderful friends and fans, Allie has created two crowd-funded albums. Her debut album, Cossbysweater, is a 13-track collection of nerdy love songs and was produced by Adam Busch and Brian Speiser that was released May 4, 2013. Adam and Brian brought in a talented and loving crew of musicians who helped create an album of which they are all extremely proud.

Two years later, Allie returned with a Rick and Morty concept EP, Sad Dance Songs. This album is a departure from her usual folky sound and experiments with bass, synth, electronic drums and samples to match the beauty, darkness, and lunacy of the show. The album was produced by S.A. Bach who will be a future collaborator of Allie's.
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change