Friday, May 22, 2009


MONDAY MAY 25th  2009 

Isis is a Los Angeles, California-based band, founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 1997. They have borrowed from and helped to evolve a sound pioneered by the likes of Neurosis and Godflesh, creating heavy music consisting of lengthy songs that focus on repetition and evolution of structure. As such, a great range of musical labels are used to describe their sound, including avant-garde metalpost-metal andprogressive metal.


Recommended If You Like:

Old Man Gloom, Mastodon, Pig Destroyer

Record Label: Ipecac



Appearing at The Social With

Pelican and Tombs

18+ 8PM Doors $12adv - $14dos

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Thursday May 21st

Pop Off Presents Yip Yip and Mixel Pixel
- with DJ sets by Rocksteady Soundsystem FISHDICKS + HARDERSAUCE

Yip Yip: 
Born out of a high-school friendship in March 2001 in the Orlando suburb of Winter Park, FL, quirky electronica duo Yip-Yip (Brian Esserand Jason Temple) didn't set out to perform live shows. Instead, they concentrated on making music at home, using a variety of keyboards, samplers, and other instruments to create their unique NES-meets-noise sound that eschewed melody for pattern and idiosyncrasy.

Mixel Pixel: Mixel Pixel plays music that's smart and willfully na├»ve at once, combining simple, dreamlike tunes that suggest the smirky younger siblings of Beat Happening with an aggressive but playful embrace of cheap keyboards, samplers, and electronic toys that allows their music to pulsate or drift at will.
Recommended if you like: Animal Collective, Architecture In Helsinki, Dan Deacon
Doors at 9:00PM, $10.00, 18 and up. 
Tickets available at the Social Box Office, the door, and Ticketmaster locations.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Three shows


WEDNESDAY MAY 6th  2009 

The seeds for Danish psychobilly sextet, the HorrorPops, were sewn in 1996 during a gig that found bassist/lead singer Patricia Day's indie-punk collective Peanut Pump Gun opening for guitarist Kim Nekroman's band Nekromantix at POPKOM in Cologne, Germany. The two found that they shared a wealth of mutual interests, both musical and personal, and in an attempt to step outside of their respective genres decided to swap instruments and start a band. The addition of drummer Niedermeier, and second guitarist Caz the Clash, both formerly of (Strawberry Slaughterhouse), rounded out the newly dubbed HorrorPops. In 1998, the band began to play out, attracting audiences with their energetic stage shows that featured go-go girls Mille and Kamilla -- co-workers at a piercing shop with Day -- and headed into the studio to record demos for a press kit. 2000-2002 saw the group touring and building up a loyal following, eventually signing with Hellcat records.


Recommended If You Like:

The Cramps, Reverend Horton Heat, Tiger Army

Record Label: Epitaph

Listen at:


Appearing at The Social With

Longway, 7 Shot Screamers

All Ages 7PM Doors $13adv - $15dos


The Human Abstract

FRIDAY MAY 8th  2009 

When a band takes its name from one of the metaphysical British poet William Blake's most allegorical and impenetrable poems, they clearly aren't taking the easy route to fame and fortune. In keeping with their titular inspiration, the Human Abstract favors a brainy, progressive take on contemporary metal and hardcore that looks beyond the usual cars and girls themes. Guitarist Dean Herrera and guitarist and keyboardist A.J. Minette formed the Human Abstract in 2004, adding bassist Kenny Arehart, drummer Brett Powell, and, finally, singer Nathan Ells. Inspired by progressive rockers like Rush and Dream Theater along with heavier contemporary acts like Between the Buried and Me and Minette's university music theory training, the Human Abstract recorded a demo and played a number of regional gigs before signing with the local indie Hopeless Records in 2005. Working with producers Eric Rachel and Jamie King, longtime veterans of the Southern California post-hardcore scene, the Human Abstract released their debut album, Nocturne, in August 2006. ~ Stewart Mason, All Music Guide


Recommended If You Like:

Between The Buried And Me, The Fall of Troy, Choidos

Record Label: Hopeless Records

Listen at:


Appearing at The Social With

Oh Sleeper, iwrestledabearonce, and Vanna

ALL AGES 3PM Doors $12 advance / $14 day of


Mice Parade

FRIDAY MAY 8th  2009 

The experimental post-rock of New York's Mice Parade, aka Adam Pierce, blends live instrumentation, layers of overdubs, and intricate percussion into a distinctive, playful sound. Mice Parade's 1998 debut single, My Funny Friend Scott, introduced Pierce's genre-bending style, which he expanded on with that year's full-length debut, The True Meaning of Boodleybaye. On 1999's Ramda, Pierce upped the ante once more by recording the tracks and mixing the album in one take, lending it an improvised feel. Pierce formed a loose recording and touring band around Mice Parade in 2001, the year of Mokoondi, and also added harmonic influences from Africa and India. Vocals were the next frontier, introduced on 2004's Obrigado Saudade and expanded upon with 2005's Bem-Vinda Vontade and 2007's self-titled Mice Parade. ~ All Music Guide


Recommended If You Like:

Caribou, The Sea and Cake, Tortoise

Record Label: FatCat

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Appearing at The Social With

Tom Brosseau, attachedhands

18+ 9:30PM Doors $12


Remember to clear your schedules for May 21st to see Yip Yip & Mixel Pixel POP OFF. Har har har.

Monday, May 4, 2009

This Evening

Kevin Devine

MONDAY MAY 4th  2009

Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Kevin Devine spent several years fronting the emo-indie rock outfit the Miracle of 86 before releasing his first solo album, Circle Gets the Square, in early 2002. Sounding something like Bright Eyes crossed with Dashboard Confessional by way of Elliott Smith, Devine followed up in the fall of 2003 with Make the Clocks Move, issued through Triple Crown Records. His thoughtful lyrics and heartfelt melodies brought praise from fans and critics alike, and he supported the record on a range of shows -- with Nellie McKay to Bright Eyes to Bob Mould -- playing both solo and with "the Goddamn Band." The Miracle of 86 broke up prior to Split the Country, Split the Street, a much fuller-sounding record that found the twenty-something musician exploring themes of love, death (his father had recently passed away from a stroke), and political protest (largely in response to the 2004 presidential election). The album was issued in May 2005, and several months later, Devine was officially part of the roster over at Capitol Records. For his major-label debut he worked with producer Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Beck), and the resulting Put Your Ghost to Rest appeared in October 2006. Devine spent time surrounding its release playing gigs with acts like Corinne Bailey Rae, KT Tunstall, Cary Brothers, Straylight Run, and matt pond PA. ~ Corey Apar, All Music Guide


Recommended If You Like:

Elliott Smith, Bright Eyes, The New Amsterdams

Record Label: Favorite Gentlemen


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Appearing at The Social with Miniature Tigers

ALL AGES 6:30PM Doors $10.00