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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Satan's Pilgrims: Record Release Party

Young Pioneers

DJ Drew Groove

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7:30 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. show
$12 advance, $13 day of show
21 and over

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Satan's Pilgrims: Record Release Party

This is the Record Release Party for Satan's Pilgrims' new record, Siniestro! Please join the Pilgrims and their friends the legendary Young Pioneers who also have a new record High Again on K Records. It's a double record release party!

Satan's Pilgrims formed in 1992 during a series of house parties hosted by the members of the band, and were playing shows in their hometown of Portland, Oregon by 1993. Twisting their name from the 60's AIP film "Satan's Sadists" and donning their now familiar matching outfits complete with vampire capes, they became a real band.

The Pilgrims are one of the most influential surf instrumental bands around and while much of their sound has a definite Southern California influence, what sets them apart is the legacy of their Pacific Northwest rock 'n' roll ancestors: The Ventures, The Wailers, The Sonics and The Kingsmen.

This, along with three distinct guitarists and a relentless rhythm section, gives their live set a dazzling variety of dance party sounds to choose from, while maintaining their patented haunted sound. After years of touring, taking the band all over the U.S. and Europe (including a now legendary show in Slovenia), Satan's Pilgrims continued to develop the surf instrumental genre.

November 2000 marked the beginning of a hiatus, as drummer Ted Pilgrim moved from Portland to Memphis, TN to sweat, get autographs from all of his Soul and early Rock n' Roll heroes, and eat Bar-B-Q. Meanwhile, 9 Pilgrim offspring were birthed to various members.

After a few years of changing diapers, Musick Records announced that they wanted to release a retrospective culled from the Pilgrims' original five albums. With renewed interest in the band sweeping the surf message boards on the internet, the Pilgrims decided that this occasion deserved some new material to keep their faithful fans from the 1990s as satisfied as possible. The band began writing songs again via the internet and got back together to record four new songs for Plymouth Rock-The Best of Satan's Pilgrims. This double cd not only features fan favorites, but as a bonus, the second disc contains the new numbers mixed in with previously unreleased and rare cuts from the Pilgrims' vault. Even more of a bonus was the fact that guitarist Bobby Pilgrim, who had amicably dropped out of the band in 1998, was ready to play again, returning the Pilgrims their trademark 3 guitar sound.

With the release of Plymouth Rock-The Best of Satan's Pilgrims in December of 2004, it turns out that the Pilgrims' haunted brand of driving-guitar, dance-party music has endured into the 21st century. Without a single live appearance by the band since 2000, this album has gained more critical acclaim and worldwide notice for them than all of their original releases did during the surf-bombardment of the 1990s.

In 2005, they reunited for the first time in their hometown of Portland, OR. Since then, they have played shows in Seattle, WA, Memphis, TN, Asbury Park, NJ, Las Vegas, NV, and Los Angeles, CA. Satan's Pilgrims now perform as much as their lives and geography allows, check here for updates on upcoming appearances.

The rest of the world is catching on to what only some knew ten years ago. That is, if you want a surfy, spooky, garage-stompin' good time, put on Satan's Pilgrims.



Young Pioneers

Young Pioneers

While it may be inaccurate to refer to it as a hiatus, the fact that Washington state punks Young Pioneers have reformed some 25 years after dissolving their band in 1987 is certainly noteworthy. Equally impressive is the fact that the band, featuring three of its original four members, is back with 12 brand new songs that constitute their first full-length release, surely making this one of the longest-awaited debuts on record.

During the projects two-and-a-half decade absence, its members kept plenty busy with various other musical endeavours; most notable of which were guitarist Brad Sweek's run with Kathleen Hanna's Viva Knievel, and singer/guitarist Chris Pugh's founding of Nirvana-era Sub Pop act, Swallow. Granted, some years have passed even since then, although the downtime has earned Young Pioneers' primary songwriting duo some valuable perspective and the distractions that accompany that lifestyle have long since run their course.

The wittily titled High Again was recorded at K Record's Olympia-based Dub Narcotic Studios and recalls some of the spirit that birthed an entire subculture. Through its scrappy delivery and fully analogue production, Young Pioneers have recaptured some of the teen angst that one can only imagine seeps from the walls inside the legendary label's studio, and have refined it into a style of their own that sits somewhere between the visceral honesty of Bright Eyes and the brazenness of The Sex Pistols.



DJ Drew Groove

DJ Drew Groove

DJ Drew Groove, in a non stop quest as a Vinyl Archeologist, fearlessly travels deep into the audio jungles and dusty crates to excavate a tantalizing mix of solid get down action sounds!  A true music lover with a sincere passion for vinyl records, his music collection and interests include but are not limited to Rare Soul, RnB, Mod Jazz, Garage, Lounge, Beat, French Pop, Hip Shakers, Northern, Organ Grooves, Yé-Yé, Floor Stompers, In Kraut, Go-Go, Popcorn, Jerk, Discothèque, Boogaloo, Tiki, Now Sounds, Twist Tease, Library Soundtrack, Spy-Fi, Funky Breaks, Exotica, and Many Other In Sounds From Way Out!


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