Thursday, May 05, 2011

Saturday: The Rumble Returns to Bar Pink with Longstay, The Fling and Gun Runner

It bums me out so much that I've been asked to work on Saturday night, because I love The Fling. They're playing this month's installment of The Rumble which happens to fall on Saturday night. They'll be joined by two terrific bands, Longstay and Gun Runner, and as with all of The Rumbles, this show is free. It is highly recommended, however, that you click the flyer to RSVP for the event because they've been getting so packed that you don't want to get stuck in line or being turned away (though RSVP still doesn't guarantee entry which is based on capacity, not how cute you are, how skinny your jeans are, or how much you try to grease the doorguy.)

Here's the info about each band from Future Sounds:


Featuring Longstay, The Fling, Gun Runner + DJ Snakehips - FREE!

LONGSTAYClassic Americana combined with the alt country swagger of Dawes and the lyrical depth of David Dondero, LONGSTAY craft a layered and textured rock sound that is set to perfectly accompany the heartiness of The Fling on this bill. This five piece have Sezio calling their Homes & Houses EP, "a rock-pop album that's not afraid to show some soul, or a soul-pop album that's not afraid to rock."

"Their mix of Americana, pop, and rock is smooth, welcoming, and adventurous." - Mixtape Muse

THE FLINGThese Long Beach bred guys drop their debut, When The Madhouse Appear (Dangerbird Records) this week and effortlessly meld genres to create an intoxicating sonic blend of The Band and White Album era Beatles meets the Fruit Bats and what Exploding In Sound calls, "shoegaze inflicted folk music, woozy pop balladry, swirling psychedelics, luscious vocal harmonies, and all around incredible song writing." We seriously can't get enough of these guys and couldn't be happier to have them on the entire West Coast run of the tour.

"Beautifully melodic and well-textured songwriting — instantly sing-alongable yet arranged complexly enough to warrant multiple listens... their angelic harmonies left me speechless the first time they soared through my speakers" - Creative Loafing

GUN RUNNERSean Davenport's smokey croon coupled with funk keyboards and psych flourishes give GUN RUNNER their signature sound and this quartet are fresh off a series of SXSW showcases and opening slot for bedroom pop icons, Wye Oak. Locals are eating up their Bad Neighbors EP and we couldnt agree more.

"an interesting work that evokes the psychedelic blues of Bob Dylan’s 2007 masterpiece, Time out of Mind.” - Owl & Bear


Once again, I'm stoked to be a partner of these events, along with FUTURE SOUNDS, INDIGENOUS, OWL & BEAR, BEDOUIN VINTAGE COLLECTIVE, FRIENDS WITH BOTH ARMS, STRONG SCREEN PRINTING, EVENTBRITE, and PABST BLUE RIBBON, I'm just sad I can't always be there.

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