Tsunami Bomb

Tsunami Bomb

Teenage Bigfoot, Goddamnit

Wed, May 16, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Tsunami Bomb
Tsunami Bomb
Hailing from the town of Petaluma, CA., just north of San Francisco since 1998, TSUNAMI BOMB was the brain child of bassist Dominic Davi. Wanting to combine influences from the darker punk of Northern California scene, with the classic Southern California hardcore. TSUNAMI BOMB set itself apart from it's fellow bands early on with energetic and dynamic live shows, dual female vocals, and atmospheric synths that helped quickly build a fiercely loyal fan base.

Bolstered by the success of early 7" release on Hunter Burgan's (AFI) Checkmate Records label, as well as an E.P. on Chuck Phelp's (Skankin Pickle, Dill Records) Tomato Head Records, TSUNAMI BOMB set about conquering America the old fashioned way -- with incessant touring. Impressed with their fresh approach and tenacity, Joe Escalante (The Vandals) signed them to his Kung Fu Records label in 2002 and released their debut full-length "The Ultimate Escape" in September of that year. Despite continuing line-up changes to the band, TSUNAMI BOMB continued to tour constantly worldwide, including a headlining slot on the 2003 summer Warped Tour, with Davi himself, leaving the band at summer's end. TSUNAMI BOMB released a second full-length, "The Definitive Act" in the fall of 2004. After more touring over the next year, the band would release a live concert DVD that would prove to be the last release, as TSUNAMI BOMB finally came to an end in the fall of 2005.

Fast forward to 2016, where due to fan demand Kung Fu Records has collected the early, now out-of-print and rare E.P.'s into a 14 track collection, "Trust No One". On the heels of this announcement, the original TSUNAMI BOMB line-up of bassist Dominic Davi, keyboardist/vocalist Oobliette Sparks, drummer Gabe Lindeman, and guitarist Brian Plink have reunited along with new vocalist Kate Jacobi to support this new release. Performing two sold out shows a the end of 2015, this new rejuvenated TSUNAMI BOMB shows no signs of retiring, and has announced selected tour dates throughout the US for 2016.
Teenage Bigfoot
Teenage Bigfoot has been playing out of Philadelphia since the fall of 2014, getting their start at Philly's own First Time's the Charm fest. After a few lineup changes, 4 EPs, 3 splits, and a handful of fests, Teenage Bigfoot's still focusing on the music, shedding their baby fat songs while channeling the spirit of punk with their unique approach to the classic rhetoric and leaving behind the rude dude experience the scene's come to expect. Teenage Bigfoot's first full length is expected to drop later this year, but you can catch them on the road this Spring & Summer 2018.
Goddamnit
Goddamnit
In the dreary Philadelphia winter of 2011, ex-bandmates and roommates, Jeff Kelly (ex One Year Lost) and Arik Victor (ex-Super Hi Five and Reject) got together and decided it was time to start a new band based on a mutual love for all the great guitar oriented music of the mid to late 90's and beer. They recruited bassist Kyle McKnight (ex bandmate of Jeff from Williams Eve and bass player of pop punk legends Buglite) after which the search for a befitting drummer commenced. Since all three members had played in multiple bands in the past, the list of potential drummers was lengthy. It was long time friend of Jeff and Arik, Jared Castaldi (ex-The Vote) who was the missing piece of the puzzle and the only drummer thought to have the chops and correct ideology to accomplish what the band was after. After just one practice, Jared was thrown into the mix and the four members started writing new, remixing old, and arranging songs that they would spend the next 12 months touring around. Four of those songs can be heard on the bands first release “Glory Hole Hotdog”, a 7” released on singer Arik Victor's label Creep Records.

Goddamnit spent the year playing shows with bands like Guttermouth, Terrible Things, Down By Law, and Black Landlord in venues like Union Transfer, The Note, and The Shit Fucked House from bars, to all-age venues and house shows. After a productive year of playing shows, writing songs, and promoting the band added 3rd guitarist Tyler Pursel who was in between tours working as a keyboardist/guitarist with the band Gym Class Heroes and expressed an interest in playing with the band who were more than excited to have him join. Along with being a true professional musician and many years experience touring, Tyler came packing a portfolio of songs that aided in a slight reshaping of the bands initial sound.

Sonically the Goddamnit sound harkens back to a time which the members collectively agree were the golden years of punk and post hardcore.

A time when the word emo meant something far different then what it means today,
when the word alternative actually referred to a vast array of truly different sounding bands,
when indie rock was still a genre largely populated by bands playing guitars in a unique way instead of laptops and washboards.

Goddamnit mesh the emotive sounds of bands like Jawbreaker and The Promise Ring with the ferocious intensity of bands like Quicksand and My Bloody Valentine all while maintaining a small touch of experimentalism and just the slightest amount of classic pop punk sensibility that could only come from years spent listening to The Descendents, basically enough pop to keep the songs catchy and memorable but not enough to not scare the shit out of your mom.

In February the band recorded their 14 song debut record "Notches" Produced by Tyler And Arik in a dirty garage in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia along with an independent documentary filmed by band friend Paul Gorel based on the vigor’s of recording your own record on a limited budget. The band plan to spend their summer touring in support of the upcoming record.
Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122
http://kungfunecktie.com/

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