Mrs. Magician

Resident presents

Mrs. Magician

The Sloths, Susan

Thu · September 22, 2016

8:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Mrs. Magician
Mrs. Magician
Bermuda is the latest effort by San Diego’s dismal-pop outfit Mrs. Magician and their second full-length release on Swami Records. The album offers a concise collection of punk songs in- spired by the big sounds of classic ’60s pop and rock ’n’ roll, with structures more associated with ’70s and ’80s power pop. Thomas Garcia’s blissed-out backwash guitar tones and fuck-it fuzz attack juxtapose the band’s dry and thudding foundation, creating a tropically depressed grog. Cutting through the lacquer with a glossy shimmer, producer Swami John Reis (Drive Like Jehu, Rocket From The Crypt, Hot Snakes) coaxes a tightly wound, rigid back- drop for vocalist Jacob Turnbloom’s morose-pop delivery. Lyrically far more non-linear than their 2012 debut al- bum Strange Heaven, Bermuda echoes the familiar self- deprecating humor that is heavily present in the band’s prior work, but focuses less on interpersonal relationships, favoring broader inspirations of alienation and melodrama. Themes of gentrification, addiction, religion and the intoxicating aroma of modern day conspiracy theories wrestle against a bright and tight sonic terrain. This is the ghetto of Kokomo. Bermuda has a boozy and breezy island malaise on the surface. But once submerged, the listener is exposed to confusion, nihilism and the notion that even with all of our technology and omnipresence of big brother, essentially we are all still very lost.
The Sloths
The Sloths
"THE SLOTHS' DEBUT & FIRST album (50 years in the making) has just been released on both Burger AND Lolipop Records!
The fact that it took them 50 years to bring The Sloths back to life should be expected. They're sloths, the world's slowest three-toed mammal — with one hell of a prolonged comeback." - LA WEEKLY
1965. Five boys, ages 15 and 16, stepped onto the stage of the legendary PANDORA'S BOX on Hollywood's Sunset Strip.
THE SLOTHS were born.
Most were students at Beverly Hills High School, others were dropouts. They rehearsed in their parents' garages playing the music of The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, Them, The Who, and the rhythm & blues musicians who had inspired those groups; Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, and Muddy Waters.
The Sloths played virtually every venue in Hollywood; The Palladium, The Stratford, Sea Witch, The Hullabaloo, Bito Lidos, The Galaxy, and The Whiskey. They shared the bill with The Doors, Love, Iron Butterfly, The Seeds, The Electric Prunes and British icons Pink Floyd and The Animals.
THE SLOTHS recorded two original songs for Impression Records; 'MAKIN' LOVE' and 'YOU MEAN EVERYTHING TO ME'. Taking the vinyl 45 themselves to local radio stations, 'Makin' Love' was considered way too controversial for 1960s airplay. By the end of Summer 1966, the group disbanded. A few members joined other rock groups, the others left the music profession entirely.
Unbeknownst to them, during the 1980s, their record of MAKIN' LOVE was discovered and added to a collection of garage band music entitled BACK FROM THE GRAVE. It was now covered by many bands including The Gories. By 2011, the scarce remaining copies of their 45rpm of MAKIN' LOVE and YOU MEAN EVERYTHING TO ME was selling on eBay for $6,550.00.
Hearing of this, rock fanzine UGLY THINGS decided to do an article this unique occurrence and wanted to solve the mystery of 'Who Were The Sloths?' Editor Mike Stax tracked down original guitarist JEFF BRISKIN. Ironically at same time, Mike Dugo of60sgarageband.com found bassist MIKE RUMMANS. Slowly others were found… STEVE DIBNER then DON SILVERMAN. Sadly, singer HANK DANIELS and drummer SAM KAMRASS had passed away.
Now for the first time in almost 45 years the guys rejoined other 1960s Sunset Strip rock musicians and…
THE SLOTHS were re-born.
The Sloths are performing their garage punk set list in the exact 'show band style' as they did in 1966.
Their original single MAKIN' LOVE has just been re-released on vinyl.
Over the last two years they've headlined at over 60 venues including The Bullet/Hollywood Studio Bar, Johnny Whiteside's Messaround, The Soda Bar in San Diego, the Rockit Room in San Francisco, and The Stork Club in Oakland, garagerock festival 'Debauch a Reno', Norton Records Benefit at the Echo and New Orleans' 'Ponderosa Stomp Music Festival'. This December 2013 they headlined the PURPLE WEEK-END in Leon, Spain.
Susan
Susan
Susan is comprised of three humanoids who happen to play instruments and share a love for champagne cocktails.
Venue Information:
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Los Angeles, CA, 90013
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