FYF + CFAER Present:
Wounded Lion, Dirt Dress
2225 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90041
This event is all ages
"The Tijuana Panthers got their name from the little black ceramic panther that was a present from their neighbor Max Baker—yes, the Max Baker who they named their first album after, and who deserves a bio all his own—and they got their sound from that strange place where punk bands crash into pop music and come out the other side, bristling with hooks and hitting three-part harmonies almost by happy accident.
Even the Beach Boys were once a garage band, and after them came the waves of kids playing rock 'n' roll somewhere between the surf and the surface streets. Then when punk showed up in the '70s, it was just an adjustment in hairstyle and speed. The Buzzcocks did this a whole hemisphere away, the Real Kids and the Modern Lovers did it on the other side of the country, and the Crowd and the Simpletones did it just a few towns over. And now Tijuana Panthers come striding proudly out of their hometown of Long Beach, California."
Trio from Los Angeles started in 2007 with Noah (vox/guitar), Johnny (vox/bass/guitar), and Raymond (drums). They released an e.p. called Theme Songs on Papermade Records.
Jose (bass/guitar) filled in for Johnny in 2008.
Dirt Dress is set to release a set of 3 cassette e.p.'s on Papermade Records called Perdido En La Suciedad. The first e.p. was released on March 27th 2009. The second e.p. was released on November 2nd 2009.
Influences include: The Velvet Underground, The Fall, The Pixies, Bo Diddley, Talking Heads and a bunch of other crappy bands.