Tuesday, July 28, 2015

LVL UPSET


WEDNESDAY, JULY 29
AT BLACK LODGE

LVL UP (NYC)
In October of 2011, 20 year old students Mike Caridi (guitar) and Dave Benton (guitar) formed both LVL UP and a young independent record label called Double Double Whammy in Purchase, NY. Originally a bedroom recording project of Mike and Dave, LVL UP quickly grew into a five-piece rock and roll band with the addition Nick Corbo (bass), Greg Rutkin (drums), and Ben Smith (guitar). The five saw the cassette release of their first full length, “Space Brothers” October of 2011, on Benton and Caridi’s new label Double Double Whammy, and on vinyl early in 2012 on Philadelphia label, Evil Weevil Records. While the band laid low for most of 2012 playing only a handful of shows, the album drew modest attention and garnered a small cult following in the Northeast and New England.

LVL UP parted ways with Ben Smith in 2012 as he continued his educational endeavors elsewhere. At the end of the year, the band entered the studio to record a new batch of songs titled “Extra Worlds”, which was released on 7" via Double Double Whammy. 2013 was a big year for LVL UP, playing almost 100 shows in the year, completing several US tours, and following up “Extra Worlds” with a split 7" alongside NYC band, Porches. The band started 2014 on a high note, touring first with Pity Sex (Run For Cover) and then Saintseneca (ANTI), all while managing the DDW record label from the road, as they prepared for the release of the Frankie Cosmos “Zentropy” LP.

Almost three years after the release of their first full length, “Space Brothers”, LVL UP entered the studio several times attempting to complete their sophomore album, “Hoodwink’d”. Completed in June 2014, “Hoodwink’d” showcases the evolution of style by the three primary songwriters, Benton, Caridi, and Corbo since the release of their first LP. Drawing influences from 90’s indie rock, 80’s new wave and 70’s power pop, the young boys have created an album that is stylistically diverse yet cohesive. “Hoodwink’d” will be released on Exploding in Sound and Double Double Whammy on September 23, 2014.

LVL UP has toured with bands such as Pile, Saintseneca, Big Ups, Ovlov & Little Big League, and shared the stage with bands such as Real Estate, Beach Fossils, Speedy Ortiz, Diarrhea Planet, Hop Along, Bomb the Music Industry, Into It Over It, Japanther and Joyce Manor.

UPSET (Los Angeles)
beautiful pop-punk from LA featuring members of HOLE, Vivian Girls, Best Coast, Slutever & Benny the Jet Rodriguez

NEIGHBORS
pop shredders

TRASHLORD
powerslop trash rokk

8:30pm // DSWSP


Thursday, July 23, 2015

COCK BLOCK PARTY: BLOCK THAT FUCKIN COCK





IT'S THE NARWHAL/UNICORN COCK BLOCK PARTY BROUGHT TO YOU BY DASWASUP GIG

FEATURING A WEEKEND OF $FREE$ AIR CONDITIONED GIGS DURING THE CAPITOL HILL BLOCK PARTY

Fri, July 24
8:30 - 9:10 Cumulus
9:30 - 10:10 Chris Brokaw
10:30 - 11:10 dræmhouse

Sat, July 25
9:30 - 10:10 The Boss Martians
10:30 - 11:10 Bottlenose Koffins

Sun, July 26
9:00 - 9:40 Witch Ripper
10:00 - 10:40 Dogs of War
11:00 - 11:40 Paralyzer
12:00 - 12:40 Black Wizard

EVERY GIG IS FREE AND 21+


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

SPOCK PARTY FUCKS YOUR BLOCK PARTY RIGHT IN IT'S USELESS FACE

I'm gonna say this here, where hardly anyone ever looks, cuz I gotta get something off my chest but I don't wanna make a big stink about it.

I FUCKING HATE CAPITOL HILL BLOCK PARTY

...and if I ever find that genie at the bottom of my tequila bottle I'm gonna wish the entire CHBP out of existence. The entire thing is disgusting and wrong. I'm not into pushing my opinions on people but I literally BEG YOU to think about it. Why would someone hate Block Party? Seriously, think about it. I'm gonna gonna tell you why. You figure it out on your own, dummy.

DASWASUPGIG is giving you THREE alternatives to big money corporate bullshit music fests this summer. I'm promoting this Spock Party along with my friends in several heavy bands as well as bringing you the Narwhal/Unicorn Cock Block Party which is all culminating into ROACHELLA. Pay attention. Try it on. You're probably going to like it a whole lot. If not, there will always be some big bullshit music fest for your dumb ass to spend $500 at. Either way, have some fun cuz that's all I've got to offer.

SO ANYWAY...


Some folks just don't want to climb that hill to go to that party on the block. We are teaming to bring you SPOCK PARTY. It's simple, dress as your favorite starfleet officer (Or make one up. Imagination knows no limits.). Plain and simple. More details to come:

BLACK LODGE

X Suns
Some bands sing about a bunch of Argle Bargle. Not X Suns. Their level of layers and volume will take you back to simpler times on Ceti Alpha.

THE DITCH AND THE DELTA
Salt Lake City heavy doom laden rock music. If you close your eyes, you would swear they were from Seattle. Phasers set to fun.

Noyes
Youngens from LA playing banging noise rock. Powered by Dilithium crystal meth.

Dryland
"Dance on the pelts of your enemies, drunk on the blood of a jaguar..." - Lieutenant Commander Data

VICTORY LOUNGE

Heavy Petting
Comparisons to TORTOISE and RUSSIAN CIRCLES. Chekov's favorite band

Audrey Horne
Instrumental Warbirds of mayhem and destruction


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

I WILL LITERALLY DIE FOR POP PUNK


TUESDAY, JULY 21
AT VICTORY LOUNGE
433 EASTLAKE AVE E

GENTLEMEN PREFER BLOOD (Los Angeles)
power pop // punkk // ex-Big In Japan, The Gain + more

SLOW CODE
dirge-punk power trio // overcaffeinated, pensive, dissonant.

DAD JOKES
the catchiest and most irreverent pop-punk you'll hear this side of the early 90's // not to be missed

9pm $7 21+


Sunday, July 5, 2015

GIG THE NARWHAL


SUNDAY, JULY 5
AT NARWHAL
1118 E PIKE ST

GUTLESS
Lisa Prank + Chastity Belt = GUTLESS! Math!

CROSSS (Toronto)
psychedelic metal // futurist grunge

HOMEBODY (Denver)
pop jangle // punkk bliss

BIG PREIST
big fuzz poppin // hvy tunes for good moods // ex-FF

9pm $8 21+



Saturday, July 4, 2015

WELCOME 2 ERF


SATURDAY, JULY 4
AT BLACK LODGE & VICTORY LOUNGE

GOD BLESSING MERICA
AND BLOWIN OFF FINGAS
EATIN DOGS
w/ 

KILLER GHOST
heavy smoke // perfect o.g.

ART FAD
noizy surff popp

RED TANK (Tempe, AZ)
blues // punk // garage rokk

SUN THIEVES
garage punx who found fuzz pedals and never looked back

GREAT DADS
dad punkk

8:30pm // DSWSP


Thursday, July 2, 2015

WE GOT P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S.


THURSDAY, JULY 2
AT VICTORY LOUNGE
433 EASTLAKE AVE E

P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. (PDX)
punk rock garage mayhem

REDVOLT
lady fronted punk R'N'R from Richland

FCON
hc punx for the punx

9pm $7 21+


Wednesday, July 1, 2015