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PRF West Coast 2018 Tickets On Sale

PRF West Coast 2018 tickets are now on sale! This year will be May 18–20th at The Golden Bull in Oakland.

Notice: Ticket Pre-Sales Have Ended!

A full, 3-day pass is $30. Single-day tickets are available for $12 ($15 at the door). Advance tickets are available for purchase via Paypal below (tickets will be available at will-call for pickup at the door).


Choose Day


Friday, May 18 — 6pm

ROLAND
Reptoid
Glowing Brain (ex Nervous, Love Moon, whatfunlifewas, Lysine)
Modern Man
Externs
Vulgar Trade

Saturday May 19 — 6pm

Conan Neutron & The Secret Friends
the tunnel
Hurry Up Shotgun
The Loyalists
Bathysphere
Silence Mill

Sunday, May 20 — 6pm

Drug Apts
Tiki Dreamers (Justin Trosper of Unwound w/ members of Drug Apts)
Rip Room
Shame Waves
Color TV
Glass Factory


Choose Day


PRF West Coast 2018 — May 18–20th

PRF West Coast 2018 will be May 18–20th at The Golden Bull in Oakland. More info on tix, etc. to come.

UPDATE: TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

PRF BBQ West 2016 – April 22nd, 23rd and 24th.

The third west coast edition of the PRF BBQ West is upon us!

2016 schedule:
April 22nd: Friday – April 22nd – Starline Social Club, 645 W Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
April 23rd and 24th: Mosswood Park, 3612 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94609
$40 – 3 Day Pass (food included) 2-Day Pass $25, $10-Friday only, $15 Sat/Sun Only

Please get your passes below:

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PRF BBQ 2016 Passes
Fri-Sun-3 Day Pass-4/22-24-Food included $40.00 USD
2 Day Pass-Sat-Sun-4/23-4/24-Food included $25.00 USD
Friday 4/22 ONLY $10.00 USD
Saturday 4/23 ONLY-Food included $15.00 USD
Sunday 4/24 ONLY-Food included $15.00 USD

RSVP to the Facebook event page.

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Bands playing:
Friday – April 22nd – Starline Social Club, 645 W Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94612

7:30PM-8:00PM: Disastroid (San Francisco, CA)
8:15PM-8:45PM: Praying (Oakland, CA)
9:00PM-9:30PM: Glaciers (San Francisco/Oakland, CA)
9:45PM-10:15PM: Catastrophe Girlfriend (Santa Cruz, CA)
10:30PM-11:00PM: The Tunnel (San Francisco, CA)
11:15PM-11:45PM: Reptoid (Oakland, CA)
midnight-??: Cartographer (Los Angeles/San Francisco, CA)

Saturday – April 23rd – Mosswood Park Amphitheater, 3612 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94609

noon-12:30PM Underpass Brass (San Francisco, CA)
12:45PM-1:15PM: Amelie Prime (Portland, OR)
1:30PM-2:00PM: Bathysphere (Berkeley, CA)
2:15PM-2:45PM: Glass Cat (Eugene, OR)
3:00PM-3:30PM: SEMINARS (Seattle, WA)
3:45PM-4:15PM: Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends (Oakland, CA/Louisville, KY)
4:30PM-5:00PM: Tyranny is Tyranny (Madison, WI)
5:15PM-5:45PM: Roland (San Francisco, CA)
6:00PM-6:30PM: Hurry Up Shotgun (Oakland, CA)
6:45PM-7:15PM: Motherfucker (Athens, GA)
7:30PM-8:15PM: Oxbow (San Francisco, CA)

Sunday – April 24th – Mosswood Park Amphitheater, 3612 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94609

noon-12:30PM Tongue Party (Minneapolis, MN)
12:45PM-1:15PM: Select Sex (Los Angeles, CA)
1:30PM-2:00PM: La Fin Absolute Du Monde (Oakland, CA)
2:15PM-2:45PM: Externs (San Francisco, CA)
3:00PM-3:30PM: Faux Canada (San Francisco, CA)
3:45PM-4:15PM: Thoughts Detecting Machines (Bloomington, IL – Poster Children)
4:30PM-5:00PM: Quivers (San Francisco, CA)
5:15PM-5:45PM: Have Special Power (Oakland, CA)
6:00PM-6:30PM: Color TV (San Francisco, CA)
6:45PM-7:15PM: Love Moon (Oakland, CA)
7:30PM-8:15PM: Porch (Oakland, CA)

Get your passes at the link above http://prfbbq.org/
It’s $40 for the whole weekend, but that includes food and 2 drink tickets.

PRF West Coast 2014 Schedule

And Lo! Did there come a time where the Aluminum hordes did descend upon the ancestral home of the Black Panthers, the Hell’s Angels, hippies, Philip K. Dick, Sly and the Family Stone, the Dead Kennedys, Flipper, Twitter and Artisanal toast. And yes! These self same hordes did look about at the talent and strength of character about them and say: “yes, this is good.”

Thus were the times of good rewritten with a new chapter.

It’s happening folks.

The 2014 Bay Area BBQ
@ Leo’s Oakland, CA
Friday May 2nd until Sunday May 4.

The PRF West division will take over the brand new venue Leo’s (formerly Leo’s Pro Audio) for three plus days of laughs, life, love

FRIDAY May 2
6:30 Squab Squawk – Santa Cruz, CA
7:15 Eugene S. Robinson (Oxbow) – San Francisco, CA
8:00 New China – Austin, TX
8:45 Feeling Gravity’s Pull – Merced, CA
9:30 Thoughts Detecting Machines– Bloomington, Illinois (ex/Current Poster Children)
10:15 Cartographer – LA/Oakland, CA
11:00 Porch – Oakland, CA

SATURDAY May 3
4:45 Roland – San Francisco, CA
5:30 Cinder Cone – Los Angeles, CA
6:15 ALTO! – Portland, OR
7:00 Practice Wife – Toronto, ON
7:45 Generalissimo – Oakland, CA
8:30 Nonagon – Chicago, IL
9:15 The Gary – Austin, TX
10:00 Hurry Up Shotgun – Oakland, CA
10:45 Kowloon Walled City – San Francisco, CA

SUNDAY May 4
4:30 The Tunnel
5:15 West By Swan – Chico, CA
6:00 The Loyalists – Oakland, CA
6:45 Bedrücken -Oakland, CA
7:30 Victory And Associates– SF/Oakland, CA
8:15 Philistines – SF, CA
9:00 Turbo Lightning– Los Angeles, CA
10:00 Karaoke Underground

So, so, SO very much more.
Ticket info and more show details soon, WATCH THIS SPACE! (or this one, or this one)

Stripwax: Hurry Up Shotgun

I’ve got a few things to say about this self-titled elpee from Oakland California’s Hurry Up Shotgun, so lemme just ramble here…

Somehow, and don’t ask me to quantify this, but somehow, Hurry Up Shotgun’s traditional (yet super fresh sounding) song structures throw my brain and I back to the seventies, when everything was hairy and smelled like gasoline. I haven’t figured out why as of this writing, but I believe I could play this for some friends my age who gave up on listening to anything new twenty years ago (at least) and score Hurry Up Shotgun a few new fans. Their music in this current batch o’ tunes FEEL like they are NOT OF THIS TIME, which is to say, these songs do not fit into any current genre bin. Hurry Up Shotgun STANDS ALONE.

Austin Pitts’ guitar playing abilities are STAGGERING. I hear Roger Miller No Man-era shredding, and I know that’s not congruent with my previous seventies statement, but there you have it.

Austin Pitts is one hella howler, completely congruent with my previous seventies statement. Had he been around back then when COCK ROCK WAS KING and flashy vocal gymnasts were all the rage, Pitts would’ve found himself at the epicenter of an old-fashioned major label bidding war. Every day would’ve rained hookers and coke on him, forever and ever, amen.

Austin Pitts would’ve turned all major solo deals down, would’ve kept his bandmates Craig Eastman (on bass) and Adam Kayne (on drums) and found an even bigger record deal, although the label would’ve made them shorten their name to “Shotgun.” They would’ve been initially forced to tour with Molly Hatchet and Blackfoot, but they would’ve survived that indignity and gone on to be SUPERSTARS, and you never would’ve had yer ears filled with loose shit like Journey or REO Speedwagon. Ever.

Also, Hurry Up Shotgun sounds like California. Again, don’t ask me to explain, just hurry up and buy this record. If you think I’m wrong about any of this, let me know.

(But you won’t, cuz I’m not.)

This article was originally posted on Jeff’s Stripwax weekly blog at Third Coast Digest. Reprinted with permission.