Recommended by Dave Segal of Stranger.com in Seattle "Though rarely acknowledged, California’s Savage Republic cut one of the greatest rock albums of the 1980s with 1988’s Jamahiriya. You know how some bands’ music just naturally exudes a heroic militancy, even without the help of lyrics? That description epitomizes this Savage Republic LP and the rest of their output throughout the era. With their radiant, heat-haze guitar attack, roiling, ritualistic rhythms, and strident vocals, Savage Republic have created a powerful body of work that’s bafflingly flown under the radar of most people. After a long hiatus, they returned 12 years ago with 1938, and their last LP, 2014’s Aegean, proves they’re as uncompromising and thrilling as ever. Make a beeline to this show after you see Mdou Moctar."
One more last minute Spring cleaning find as I pack the sled before heading north. I don't know if anyone buys CD's anymore, but I just found about 20 Siam cd eps from our 2007 limited edition ep. The versions of "1938" and "Siam" are different than those on the full album. Designed by Jeff Mullican and I. Letterpressed and numbered by Bruce Licher at Independent Project Press. They'll be available at the merch table for $15. And don't forget, the first 20 paid at each show gets a free "Aegean" cd. See you soon baboons!