BURGER BUB MINI-FEST BAND SHOWCASE WITH
COLLEEN GREEN, The Monster Women, The Shanghais, plus DJ Aya Papaya
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
This event is all ages
The often amorous, and occasionally frightening NOBUNNY (one word, all caps) has been captivating audiences of dedicated fans and new believers since Easter 2001 (the day Joey Ramone died). Born in the desert outside of Tucson AZ, Nobunny started as an animal Elvis impersonator before deciding to try out his hand at songwriting. The raucous rabbit's music is a intoxicating concoction of all the rights and wrongs that make up the heart and the soul of real rock n roll. Songs that sound as though they were written at the Brill building by a punk rock mutant back from the future. Some batshit brilliant bullshit.
As a prospect it can be terrifying, sad, and worst of all, inevitable. But on I Want to Grow Up, her second album for Hardly Art, Colleen Green lets us know that we don't have to go it alone.
This latest collection of songs follows a newly 30-year-old Green as she carefully navigates a minefield of emotion. Her firm belief in true love is challenged by the inner turmoil caused by entering modern adulthood, but that doesn't mean that her faith is defeated. With a nod to her heroes, sentimental SoCal punks The Descendents, Green too wonders what it will be like when she gets old. Throughout songs such as "Some People," "Deeper Than Love," and the illustrative title track, the listener has no choice but to feel the sympathetic growing pains of revelatory maturation and the anxieties that come along with it.
Sonically the album is a major change for the LA-based songwriter, who has come to be known for her homemade recordings and merchandise. Her past offerings have been purely Green; testaments to her self-sufficiency and, perhaps, trepidation. This time, she's got a little help from her friends: the full band heard here includes JEFF the Brotherhood's Jake Orrall and Diarrhea Planet's Casey Weissbuch, who collaborated with Green over ten days at Sputnik Sound in Nashville, TN.
I Want to Grow Up is an experience, not unlike life: questioning, learning, taking risks. And in true CG fashion, a quote from a beloved 90s film seems the perfect summation: "Understanding is reached only after confrontation."
The Monster Women
Hailing from the Northern-most tip of California, the Monster Women gals and guy list their influences as: B-52's, Shangri-Las, Duran Duran, Brigette Bardot, Serge Gainsbourg, Velvet Underground, David Bowie, & Blondie etc. Is it eye?... or do 'dem logger towners know ho to get freaky yo?
The Shanghais' unique brand of loud, fast, girl power seamlessly blends the punk aesthetic of the Ramones, the bubblegum harmonies of The Little Girls, and a dash of blue-eyed soul into an unforgettable, utterly danceable sound that will have even the most jaded concertgoer tapping his toes. Stripped-down arrangements are the proverbial cherry on top of the power-pop sundae with which The Shanghais bring a much needed dose of summer straight from their garage to the breezy Bay Area that they call home.
Tickets Available at the Door