The Echo Presents
POPDeFECT with Insect Surfers
Velouria, DJ Kevin Fitzgerald
1822 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90026
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
Popdefect was a three-piece pop rock outfit that formed in Seattle in 1980. Guitarist/vocalist Al Anderson and drummer Nick Scott first played together with Tom Price (U-Men, Gas Huffer, Kings of Rock) in a band called Psychopop. After Tom left to form the U-Men, Charlie Hutchinson moved in on bass, and POPDeFECT was born. Shortly thereafter the trio moved to Los Angeles when Anderson left to attend school and the two remaining members left to join him.
Their early years in L.A. were overshadowed by the high-profile punk movement of the time, so they decided to tackle other parts of the country.
With virtually no advance bookings, they embarked on their first tour -- getting gigs as they went. By the time it was over, they¹d played over 30
clubs and made valuable contacts that allowed them to continue to tour incessantly throughout their career (this DIY-style of hitting the road was
chronicled in the film: Live With This). Their touring tactics were successful, and by the late 80s they were an L.A. club and scene staple,
where they relentlessly played their favorite musical venue, the notorious
Fans enjoyed nearly 20 years of quirky pop songs, crazy antics and humor-filled performances, but it all ended with a final show back in Seattle, at the Breakroom in November of 2001). Since then, Al has been working in the software industry and raising his son with wife Jill. Nick went on to play with Project K. (with Greg K. of the Paper Tulips and Io Perry), The Shards (with Adam Brisben and Justin of W.A.C.O. and Foster of Extra Fancy and Glue), and with BukoPan Guerra in the Bollywood Disco Punk two-piece The Swords of Fatima. Charlie headed home to Seattle where he tends bar, is married, had a kid and formed the band Milkmaid¹s Crawl.
Los Angeles's Insect Surfers are "Planet Earth's Longest Running Modern Surf Band," having brought their unique and instantly recognizable brand of rockin' psychedelic surf instrumentals to the world in one way or another since 1979.