Monday, December 31 2018

Dewey Defeats Truman recently reunited! Earlier this month the trio played their first gig at the Casbah in 15 years and released a new 7" on Silver Girl. Read more about the reunion in this recent interview.

You can now purchase the new Dewey Defeats Truman 7" on Silver Girl! Feel free to Paypal $6.00 US postpaid to The limited edition blue vinyl 7" features 'Blue Ruin' from their CD and the previously unreleased 'Reverse Status' - both of which they are performing live at the Casbah on January 22.

James and Scott from Dewey Defeats Truman were also the rhythm section in Red Dye No.5. You can purchase their LP by sending $20.00 US via Paypal to The LP is also available to download HERE.

Tuesday, April 11 2017

Track Star performing live at No Life Records (that's me on the left)

Monday, April 10 2017

Track Star performing live at No Life Records

Sunday, April 9 2017

Track Star performing live at No Life Records

Saturday, April 8 2017

Track Star performing live at No Life Records (my ear and shoulder are on the right)

Friday, April 7 2017

Track Star performing live at No Life Records (my elbow is on the right)

Thursday, April 6 2017

Track Star performing live at No Life Records - that's me off to the right in the audience wearing a Silver Girl ballcap (limited edition of about 5!)

Wednesday, April 5 2017

Track Star's Matthew Troy at No Life Records

Tuesday, April 4 2017

Track Star's Matthew Troy at No Life Records

Monday, April 3 2017

Track Star's Matthew Troy at No Life Records

Sunday, April 2 2017

Red Dye No.5's Lisah and Patrick

Saturday, April 1 2017

Red Dye No.5 at Casbah

Friday, March 31 2017

James Reader of Red Dye No.5 at Casbah

Thursday, March 30 2017

Wyatt Cusick of Track Star

Wednesday, March 29 2017

Wyatt Cusick of Track Star

Tuesday, March 28 2017

I cannot recall the venue for these performance photos of Track Star

Monday, March 27 2017

And yet another shot of Track Star

Sunday, March 26 2017

Another shot of Track Star's Wyatt Cusick

Saturday, March 25 2017

Track Star's Wyatt Cusick

Friday, March 24 2017

Track Star live

Thursday, March 23 2017

Track Star's Wyatt on guitar.

Wednesday, March 22 2017

Track Star's Wyatt plugging in

Tuesday, March 21 2017

Track Star's Matthew Troy singin' & strummin'

Monday, March 20 2017

Track Star's Matthew Troy lighting up the stage

Sunday, March 19 2017

Another shot of Poundsign playing at No Life Records

Saturday, March 18 2017

Poundsign playing at No Life Records in Los Angeles.

Friday, March 17 2017

Hula Hoop.

Thursday, March 16 2017

Hula Hoop "practicing"

Wednesday, March 15 2017

Hula Hoop's Chuck Geisler live in their practice space.

Tuesday, March 14 2017

Hula Hoop played with so many great bands...

Monday, March 13 2017

Hula Hoop played with The Dambuilders - 'Shrine' was an epic early track on the home stereo years before Joan Wasser ;aunched Joan As Police Woman.

Sunday, March 12 2017

Hula Hoop's practice space wall was a museum-exhibition of flyers. I love that Hula Hoop and Ruby Falls shared the stage.

Saturday, March 11 2017

Hula Hoop's Eric Stoess (L), Stephen Jones (M) and Rachel Grimes (R) in Eric's attic.

Friday, March 10 2017

Hula Hoop's version of the flag.

Thursday, March 9 2017

Of their amazing practice space, Hula Hoop’s Eric Stoess would later comment, “I think our focus was really grounded in the loft in the building at 2nd and Main where we practiced, recorded, and hung out at all hours. Having an idyllic & haunted clubhouse like that didn’t lend itself to consider where we stood within the community of Louisville music.” More than simply a practice venue, the band often invited visitors to witness their performances as it if it were a venue… and then there was, “Warhol’s Factory-inspired psychedelic party/“show” we had in our practice loft one Halloween with freaks and friends wandering in and out amidst an amazing light show, projected films, & somewhat improvised set of pure feedback because I couldn’t get my snake fingers to work,” Stoess recalled. Read more HERE.

Wednesday, March 8 2017

Learn more about Hula Hoop's Eric Stoess HERE.

Tuesday, March 7 2017

The hallway in the historic building, in downtown Louisville, that once hosted Hula Hoop's practice space.

Monday, March 6 2017

Hula Hoop's Chuck Geisler live in their practice space.

Sunday, March 5 2017

Hula Hoop live in their practice space!

Saturday, March 4 2017

Hula Hoop live in their practice space!

Friday, March 3 2017

Hula Hoop's Eric Stoess on his front porch - either as we arrived or departed - in Louisville, Kentucky.

Thursday, March 2 2017

Hula Hoop guitarist and bassist (especially following Rachel Grimes' departure from the band) Charles 'Chukka' Geisler relaxing with friends.

Wednesday, March 1 2017

The key highlight to our trip to Louisville was an intimate Hula Hoop performance in their practice space. Pictured above is singer/guitarist (and member of HulaBoy with Steward Boyracer) Eric Stoess during that gig.

Tuesday, February 28 2017

Years ago Paul and I travelled to Louisville to visit with the members of Hula Hoop and do some record shopping! What follows in the coming days are photos from that trip. The discarded bass drum graphics hanging from the practice space wall.

Monday, February 27 2017

The Summer Hits performing at Superwinner Summer Rock Academy in Chico, CA in August 1995

Sunday, February 26 2017

Guitarist Darren Rademaker of The Summer Hits performing at Superwinner Summer Rock Academy in Chico, CA in August 1995.

Saturday, February 25 2017

Bassist Rex 'Tarterex' Thompson of The Summer Hits performing at Superwinner Summer Rock Academy in Chico, CA in August 1995

Friday, February 24 2017

Bassist Rex 'Tarterex' Thompson of The Summer Hits with his guitar-tech Brent Rademaker (Further, Beachwood Sparks, The Tyde) performing at Superwinner Summer Rock Academy in Chico, CA in August 1995.

Thursday, February 23 2017

The Summer Hits performing at Superwinner Summer Rock Academy in Chico, CA in August 1995.

Wednesday, February 22 2017

I uncovered another shot of Deathstar playing at San Diego's Brick by Brick. Track Star's Matthew Troy can be seen in the lower right out in the audience.

Tuesday, February 21 2017

I uncovered another shot of Laurels playing at San Diego's Casbah.

Monday, February 20 2017

Bassist Rex 'Tarterex' Thompson of The Summer Hits performing at Superwinner Summer Rock Academy in Chico, CA in August 1995.

Sunday, February 19 2017

Guitarist Darren Rademaker of The Summer Hits performing at Superwinner Summer Rock Academy in Chico, CA in August 1995.

Saturday, February 18 2017

Drummer Josh Schwartz of The Summer Hits performing at Superwinner Summer Rock Academy in Chico, CA in August 1995.

Friday, February 17 2017

And another shot of Holiday Flyer ... performing at Superwinner Summer Rock Academy in Chico, CA in August 1995.

Thursday, February 16 2017

Another shot of Holiday Flyer performing at Superwinner Summer Rock Academy in Chico, CA in August 1995.

Wednesday, February 15 2017

Holiday Flyer performing at Superwinner Summer Rock Academy in Chico, CA in August 1995.

Tuesday, February 14 2017

And yet another photo of Hum at San Diego's Casbah touring on their 'You'd Prefer an Astronaut' LP in 1995

Monday, February 13 2017

Another shot of Hum at San Diego's Casbah touring on their 'You'd Prefer an Astronaut' LP in 1995

Sunday, February 12 2017

Hum at San Diego's Casbah touring on their 'You'd Prefer an Astronaut' LP in 1995

Saturday, February 11 2017

And another shot of a band I cannot recall from Superwinner Summer Rock Academmy in Chico.

Friday, February 10 2017

Here's another shot of this unknown band performing at Superwinner Summer Rock Academmy in Chico.

Thursday, February 9 2017

I cannot recall the name of this band - but they are performing at Superwinner Summer Rock Academmy in Chico.

Wednesday, February 8 2017

Kevin Castillo leading Retriever at Superwinner Summer Rock Academmy in Chico

Tuesday, February 7 2017

I found another shot of Track Star at Jabberjaw!

Monday, February 6 2017

Red Dye No.5 live at San Diego's Brick By Brick.

Sunday, February 5 2017

Red Dye No.5 live at San Diego's Brick By Brick.

Saturday, February 4 2017

Red Dye No.5 guitarist Patrick Padilla at San Diego's Casbah.

Friday, February 3 2017

Lisa Nicholson of Red Dye No.5 at San Diego's Casbah.

Thursday, February 2 2017

Lisa and Patrick of Red Dye No.5 at San Diego's Casbah.

Wednesday, February 1 2017

Lisa Nicholson of Red Dye No.5 at San Diego's Casbah.

Tuesday, January 31 2017

Baboon bassist Bryan Schmitz

Monday, January 30 2017

Baboon's live performances were always a great display of teamwork.

Sunday, January 29 2017

Baboon's live performances could be a bit maniacal...

Saturday, January 28 2017

Baboon's live performances were often a blur...

Friday, January 27 2017

Andrew Hufstetler, Baboon's singer, getting fired up.

Thursday, January 26 2017

I really wish I could remember the venue and date of this Baboon show...

Wednesday, January 25 2017

And still another view of the pig mask...

Tuesday, January 24 2017

Another view of the pig mask...

Monday, January 23 2017

Baboon drummer, Steven Barnett, donning his pig mask at another gig.

Sunday, January 22 2017

Baboon guitarist Mike Rucknicki (wearing his Bedhead t-shirt and concentrating intently) at Superwinner Summer Rock Academy.

Saturday, January 21 2017

Even at Superwinner Summer Rock Academy, Baboon's Andrew Hufstetler struck one of his many signature poses (pointing skyward).

Friday, January 20 2017

Bryan Schmitz's Track Star adorned bass.

Thursday, January 19 2017

Baboon bassist Bryan Schmitz entertaining the crowd at Superwinner Summer Rock Academy.

Wednesday, January 18 2017

Another shot of Baboon drummer, Steven Barnett, donning his pig mask (another of the band's repertoire of theatrics/props) at Superwinner Summer Rock Academy.

Tuesday, January 17 2017

Baboon singer Andrew Hufstetler breaking out the trombone (always one of my favorite parts of their show) at Superwinner Summer Rock Academy.

Monday, January 16 2017

Baboon guitarist Mike Rudnicki at Superwinner Summer Rock Academy.

Sunday, January 15 2017

Another shot of Baboon's Andrew Hufstetler at Superwinner Summer Rock Academy.

Saturday, January 14 2017

Baboon singer, Andrew Hufstetler at Superwinner Summer Rock Academy.

Friday, January 13 2017

Baboon bassist, Bryan Schmitz at Superwinner Summer Rock Academy. He is wearing my Einsturzende Neubauten shirt I wore during college - and later screened Silver Girl Records' star across...

Thursday, January 12 2017

Baboon drummer, Steven Barnett, keeping time during the band's show at Superwinner Summer Rock Academy.

Wednesday, January 11 2017

Retriever's guitarist enjoying himself at their Superwinner Summer Rock Academy show.

Tuesday, January 10 2017

One of the producers of the Superwinner festival, Jason Cassidy, guitarist of Pep Rally (as well as the bands Kick ’em and a duo with his wife, Connie, called Cowboy) and Chico News & Review arts/calendar editor later recalled, “In the summer of ‘95, my best friend Conrad, my wife and I capitalized on Chico’s blossoming music scene and put on The Superwinner Summer Rock Academy. Twenty local bands (there were 20 legitimately good local original rock bands in town back then!) combined with another 40 bands from all over the world played for four days straight. Versus, S.F. Seals, Baboon, Track Star, Pee, Raisler and Refrigerator joined Trench, Death Star, Uncle Rosco and The Becky Sagers for the best party I’ve ever been too. Of course I lost my shirt—I lost all my shirts—but as crushing as complete fiduciary collapse was, my spirit at least had a foundation to build on.”

Monday, January 9 2017

Here's an old snapshot of Superwinner Summer Rock Academy attendees in Chico, Californi (August 17-20, 1995). The flyer in the upper left is announcing the Ballroom show on Saturday, August 19 featuring S.F. Seals, Versus, Baboon and Pee.

Sunday, January 8 2017

Matthew Troy of Track Star at San Diego's Brick by Brick.

Saturday, January 7 2017

Singer-songwriter Kevin Castillo leading Retriever at Brick by Brick.

Friday, January 6 2017

Having changed to an acoustic guitar, Kevin Castillo leading Retriever at their No Life Records debut.

Thursday, January 5 2017

Kevin Castillo leading his band, Retriever at their No Life Records gig in the mid-90s.

Wednesday, January 4 2017

Retriever performing live at No Life Records.

Tuesday, January 3 2017

Deathstar bassist Ken Lovgren performing live at Brick by Brick. The band got together a few years ago - watch a clip HERE.

Monday, January 2 2017

A parting shot of Deathstar live at No Life Records. Charles Hodgkins' bio of Deathstar for AllMusic is as follows:

Deathstar's Archers of Loaf/Polvo-informed indie rock initially took shape in the northern reaches of California's sun-scorched Sacramento Valley. The powerhouse trio -- guitarist/vocalist Kelly Bauman, bassist Ken Lovgren, and drummer Jim Rizzuto -- released a pair of EPs in the mid-'90s and began work on a third release before aborting the project altogether in late 1997. Original copies of the group's paltry output can be painfully difficult to track down, but Deathstar's legacy as underground noise pop heroes has outlasted the group’s brief recording career by a wide margin.

Bauman and Lovgren went to high school together in Redding, CA, where Bauman's outfit Case for Radio would frequently play shows with Lovgren's band For Pete's Sake at the local Plumbers Union Hall in the late '80s. The pair later crossed paths in the nearby college town of Chico, where they hooked up with ex-Trench drummer Scott Nichol. Nichol soon departed Chico for cooler pastures, leaving Deathstar's drum stool temporarily vacant until Bauman and Lovgren met Rizzuto (formerly of Blackout and Pitchfork Tuning) in the summer of 1994.

The trio's first recording project was a self-titled 10" EP for San Diego's Silver Girl Records; its six songs were four-tracked with John McCall at an abandoned warehouse on the outskirts of Chico. An appearance on the Superwinners Summer Rock Academy compilation (which also included Track Star, Knapsack, the San Francisco Seals, and McCall's band the Imps) followed in late summer 1996. Local appearances with Blonde Redhead, Knapsack, Thinking Fellers Union Local #282, and Deathstar's own heroes Polvo affirmed the band's respected status within the region's indie scene.

Throughout most of Deathstar's steak-and-potato days, Bauman moonlit as drummer for Harvester, hitting the skins for the rootsy alt-country rockers on their 1996 Geffen release Me Climb Mountain and even playing a gig with the band in a mine near Nevada City, CA. Meanwhile, Deathstar spent time crafting a properly produced follow-up at Sacramento's Enharmonik studio, and it was these sessions that would ultimately yield the fiery Strikes the Earth EP. However, packaging snafus delayed the EP's release on St. Francis Records until the summer of 1997, by which time Bauman's move to Portland, OR was imminent. The band reconvened in the Rose City later that autumn with producer Adam Selzer (later of Norfolk and Western) in hopes of recording material for a third release, but the sessions weren't as productive as the group had hoped. Bauman eventually returned to Northern California and jump-started both the North Magnetic and Arnica Sync, while Lovgren joined Ant Farm and Rizzuto pursued a teaching stint overseas.

Sunday, January 1 2017

Deathstar live at No Life Records. Pictured L-R is bassist Ken Lovgren, drummer Jim Rizzutto and guitarist Kelly Bauman. Back in 2007 the Chico News & Review chronicled the Chico music scene - of which Deathstar played a part during the 1990s. Read more HERE.

Saturday, December 31 2016

Deathstar's Kelly Bauman entertaining the troops at No Life Records in Los Angeles. Earlier this year, the Chico News & Review picked the 'Ten great homegrown songs that define this musical city' including Deathstar's 'Shut Down':

Shut Down (1996)  - Deathstar - Deathstar bridged the gap in Chico between the epic sonic sprawl of bands like The Downsiders and what would become the more abbreviated, punchy and Deathstar-influenced indie-rock of Chico in the late-’90s (see Either, Micro-Magnesia, etc.). What makes “Shut Down”—the first song on the band’s Strikes the Earth EP—so profound is its immense mapping within a 3:32 time frame, burgeoning with enough ideas for 20 songs by a lesser band, yet still delivering with melodic post-punk immediacy. Deathstar was a band whose three parts drew attention to their individual movements—never predictable, but always coalescing in blasts of unadulterated adrenaline. Guitarist/vocalist Kelly Bauman dabbled in alt-tunings, making one guitar roar like three. This allowed bassist Ken Lovgren to create fluid, always morphing bass lines that veered from the chords’ root note in search of other dynamic touchstones, while the canvas was stretched tight and held firm by the inventive drumming of Jim Rizzuto. There are some traditional markers—repeated verses, anthemic riffs—but as transcendent as these pieces are, it’s the song’s breakdown at the 2:02 mark that builds to nonpareil climactic sendoff where all three players push and pull its breathless boundaries, working together in an ecstatic tangle of noise and precision. —Conrad Nystrom

Friday, December 30 2016

Track Star driving away from the gig - Matthew at the wheel, Todd asleep in the passenger seat and Wyatt reading in the back seat.

Thursday, December 29 2016

Todd and Wyatt of Track Star performing live at San Diego's Brick by Brick.

Wednesday, December 28 2016

Todd and Matthew of Track Star at San Diego's Brick by Brick.

Tuesday, December 27 2016

Track Star's Wyatt Cusick singing at San Diego's Brick by Brick.

Monday, December 26 2016

Track Star live at San Diego's Brick by Brick.

Sunday, December 25 2016

Track Star live at San Diego's Brick by Brick. Note the merch booth (AKA cardboard box) in the shot.

Saturday, December 24 2016

Track Star performing live at San Diego's Brick by Brick (formerly the Spirit Club).

Friday, December 23 2016

By the clothing the band is wearing, this is another of Track Star's appearances at Jabberjaw.

Thursday, December 22 2016

Our parting shot of Cars Get Crushed live at Jabberjaw. Further information on their releases and members can be found via Band to Band HERE.

Wednesday, December 21 2016

Close-up shot of Mike Martinez of Cars Get Crushed. While poorly written, some essential facts about the band can be found HERE.

Tuesday, December 20 2016

Cars Get Crushed playing live at Jabberjaw - sharing the bill with Track Star. Read more about them from Willfully Obscure HERE.

Monday, December 19 2016

Years ago Cars Get Crushed was one of my favorite bands. Here's a shot of them playing live at Jabberjaw - sharing the bill with Track Star. Read more about them from Angry Emo Nerd HERE.

Sunday, December 18 2016

The parting shot of Track Star at Jabberjaw.

Saturday, December 17 2016

Track Star's Mattew Troy and the back of someone's head.

Friday, December 16 2016

Track Star's drummer original drummer Todd.. before Brian.

About Track Star, AllMusic writes:

Starting in San Francisco in the early nineties, Track Star began performing mainly as a guitar duo. Using a drum machine as its rhythm section, the band continued to rehearse and perform before addiing a drummer. After releasing a 7" split on Kick Down Records, Track Star recorded a split cassette with Raisler soon afterwards. In 1995, the band recorded and released Sometime What's The Difference, an EP that received attention in Bay Area music circles. In 1997, Track Star tour throughout the United States in support of its debut album, Commmunication Breaks. The group toured with Promise Ring, Modest Mouse and Stereolab among others. Track Star also performed at the annual Noise Pop Festival. During this time, Cusick was also involved in another band, The Aislers Set. In 2000, guitarists Wyatt Cusick and Matthew Troy returned to using a drum machine for songs after splitting with its original drummer. He was replaced by Brian Girgus, former drummer of Lowercase. Scrapping the material it had, Track Star recorded new material and released its long-awaited sophomore album in 2002. Lions Destroyed The Whole World was described as sublime pop rock by many and earned critical acclaim.

Thursday, December 15 2016

Track Star's Wyatt Cusick singing with his eyes closed and heart on his sleeve at Jabberjaw.

Wednesday, December 14 2016

Track Star live at Jabberjaw.

Tuesday, December 13 2016

Track Star live.

Monday, December 12 2016

Track Star impersonating Kraftwerk with a friend.

Sunday, December 11 2016

Wyatt Cusick of Track Star on the mic.

Saturday, December 10 2016

Track Star live.

Friday, December 9 2016

Track Star at The Troubador in 1996?

Thursday, December 8 2016

Matthew and Todd-- possibly from Track Star's opening slot with Stereolab at The Troubador.

Wednesday, December 7 2016

Stereolab live in Los Angeles at the Troubador following an opening set by Track Star. Track Star played some west coast dates in support of Prolapse and Stereolab who played at CSU Fullerton (on 4/25/96), Brick by Brick in San Diego (4/26/96), Glass House in Pomona (4/27/96), Troubador in Hollywood (4/28/96) and Great American Music Hall in San Francisco on 4/30/96.

Tuesday, December 6 2016

O. of Fluf during an in-store performance at Tower Records in Costa Mesa circa 1994.

Monday, December 5 2016

Fluf bassist Jonny Donhowe (left) and guitarist Otis Bartholomew (right) playing an in-store performance at Tower Records in Costa Mesa circa 1994.

Sunday, December 4 2016

Fluf drummer, Miles Gillett, playing live at Tower Records in Costa Mesa during an 'in-store' around the time of the release of '24-7 Years'.

Saturday, December 3 2016

Sportsguitar's tour van as they left us -- that's Our Lady of Peace (OLP) Academy behind the van.

Friday, December 2 2016

Another pose with Sportsguitar's favorite - phallic - cactus in our front yard.

Thursday, December 1 2016

Sportsguitar spent the night at 4829 Oregon Street (Silver Girl HQ for a bit) years before 'craft' and 'artisan' took over the 'hood.

Wednesday, November 30 2016

Gapeseed audience member -- yours truly sporting one of our many handmade shirts and my ballcap on backwards...oh the '90s!

Tuesday, November 29 2016

Gapeseed drummer, and video producer, Peter Gordon circa 1994.

Monday, November 28 2016

Gapeseed guitarist/vocalist Ed Feldman -- at times peaceful...otherwise wonderfully sinister.

Sunday, November 27 2016

For some reason the date stamp on several images shows January 1, 1987 -- but this shot was likely taken in 1994. Our Silver Girl 7" single does not appear in bassist Jeff Toste's Discogs page HERE.

Saturday, November 26 2016

Roger Foley of Laurels. Listen to their 'Grave Digger' HERE.

Friday, November 25 2016

All About Chad performing at Brownies in New York City on July 19, 1994. On the same bill was Too Much Joy and Big Drag.

Thursday, November 24 2016

Happy Thanksgiving! Pictured above is Gapeseed bass player Mike Knowlton possibly singing 'Thunder Tongue' from their debut 7". View their work on Discogs HERE.

Wednesday, November 23 2016

Gapeseed's Ed Feldman on guitar on vocals. An old bio from ye olde interwebs:

Formed in the mid-'90s, New York's Gapeseed was guitarist Ed Feldman, drummer Peter Gordon, and bassist Mike Knowlton. With Feldman and Knowlton also on vocals, the trio's dissonant and noisy sound experiments were featured on two discs on California's Silver Girl Records, while garnering attention on the college radio charts. The band first released the Flanzer EP in 1993, and 1994 saw the band's full-length debut, Lo Cell, on Silver Girl. The band's reputation soon led to new opportunities, as producer Bob Weston was tapped to record the follow-up, 1996's Project 64. Poem Rocket's Sandra Gardner also sang guest vocals on the disc, as the band continued to intrigue and amaze its mostly underground, indie rock audience. That disc featured 11 uniquely structured tracks, featuring frantic overtones and wild sonic experiments. Soon after the disc's release, the group disbanded.

Tuesday, November 22 2016

Gapeseed performing live, in July 1994, during our east coast travels with them, Laurels, Ruby Falls and All About Chad. Read a review of their Lo Cell CD we released for this tour HERE.

Monday, November 21 2016

Of Jeff Toste's band, Laurels, someone wrote "Laurels is a jagged trio whose songs frequently change gears into some frantic thrashings"

Sunday, November 20 2016

Laurels drummer John Masterson.

Saturday, November 19 2016

Laurels live at The Casbah. I have no recollection if Paul or I took this (and many of those images I am posting) nor what camera was used. This is easily 20+ years prior to my current IPhone's camera. While these are great documents of history these images pale in comparison to those wonderful vintage shots by Mark (Goldenrod), O (Fluf) and Charles Peterson (who shot all the great Sub Pop bands).

Friday, November 18 2016

The trio Laurels rockin' out at the Casbah. I cannot recall if they were in town concurrently with Gapeseed and if they shared a bill at the venue? More research is needed.

Thursday, November 17 2016

Gapeseed's tour van as they drove away. They stayed at our house on Herman Avenue for a couple of days prior to this sad departure. While in town they played a show and met loads of our friends and neighbors. I don't recall them drinking as much as when Baboon stayed with us. Those guys drank all of our Silver Girl home brew beer.

Wednesday, November 16 2016

Here's a shot of my bedroom -- a mess as I am sharing it with the band Gapeseed while they stayed with us during their first US tour. Paul, Penni and I were living together in a 3-bedroom house on Herman Avenue in North Park. The middle bedroom was Silver girl HQ.

Tuesday, November 15 2016

Laurels @ Casbah.

Monday, November 14 2016

Posting on my birthday! Here's Roger Foley of Laurels @ Casbah.

Sunday, November 13 2016

Laurels drummer, John Masterson, killin' it at the Casbah in San Diego two decades ago!

Saturday, November 12 2016

Laurels bassist and singer, Jeff Toste, holding court at the Casbah in San Diego

Friday, November 11 2016

Loading In -- Laurels guitarist Roger Foley carrying t-shirts and 'merch' into the Casbah in San Diego (in the mi-90s)

Thursday, November 10 2016

A romantic shot of Gapeseed guitarist Ed's Fender - live in Providence, RI

Wednesday, November 9 2016

Jeff Toste (Laurels) on bass at The Casbah

Tuesday, November 8 2016

Gapeseed performing live in Providence, Rhode Island on the same bill as Laurels.

Monday, November 7 2016

More of the Gapeseed trio in action.

Sunday, November 6 2016

The Gapeseed trio in action.

Saturday, November 5 2016

During our recent visit, Paul and I looked through his old photographs. I will start posting these daily from here forward. This one is of Gapeseed drummer Peter Gordon.

Friday, November 4 2016

'Fort Apache Sessions' will be available to stores and mailorder customers next week via Darla Records. Check it out HERE.

Sunday, October 2 2016

The Tyde performing at 'Celebration of Rex Thompson' at Echoplex in Los Angeles

Yesterday's 'Celebration of Rex Thompson' was an amazing tribute and celebration to an old friend. Commemorative t-shirts, music and memories made for a great day. Seeing old friends, new bands (Hammered Satin, Tomorrows Tulips, Holy Shit (w/ Ariel Pink), Gospel Beach, and The Tyde) and stunning visuals (and DJs in between sets) made for a day of reflection and hope. The photo above is The Tyde with brothers Darren and Brent Rademaker covering an old Rex-penned track. It was amazing. Rest in Peace Rex.

Wednesday, September 14 2016

RIP: Rex Thompson (1968-2016) Photo courtesy of SunGodz

It is with a heavy heart that I relay the news that founder, bassist and singer of The Summer Hits, Rex Thompson, has died. The LA Weekly posted a great piece HERE and our friends at Dangerous Minds wrote extensively about Rex's presence and impact HERE.

Friday, August 19 2016

7 year old June York helping her dad put together a few Track Star 10"s he found in a box. The inserts, stickers and vinyl are in mint condition. New chip board sleeves from Dorado and polypropolene resealable sleeves round out the package. These are the very last of the original pressing! Email me if you want one HERE.

Thursday, August 18 2016

Calling 'Fort Apache Sessions' a 'strong lost album', CityBeat just posted another fantastic profile of our latest release HERE.

Sunday, July 17 2016

The Reader posted a short piece on Red Dye No.5 HERE.

Saturday, July 16 2016

CityBeat just posted a nice piece on the release of Red Dye No.5's 'Fort Apache Sessions' HERE.

Monday, July 4 2016

While digging through boxes, I came across a small batch of Ruby Falls 'Heroines' LPs. We originally pressed 500 copies of this amazing album produced by James Murphy. If you are interested, for a limited time I am happy to bundle the CD and LP together for $14 including shipping. Paypal $14 to

I will have an ordering page set up shortly if you want to purchase any of the new releases and the remaining copies of our past releases HERE.

Sunday, July 3 2016

Momentum is building around our new release! With the local radio stations playing Red Dye No.5 for the first time in 20 years, the LP is ready! Send $20 via PayPal to - including free domestic shipping. Email me for foreign shipping fees before you order.

Saturday, July 2 2016

I found a small batch of Track Star 10"s from the original pressing! Included in the box were the original insert and stickers. If your old copy is all scratched up or you have yet to obtain a copy (and don't want to buy the one on Ebay listed for $59.00) send me $12.00 postpaid in the US via Paypal to

The Track Star retrospective is still on track - we're working on art work...

Friday, July 1 2016

I purchased several extra copies of The Summer Hits' 'Beaches and Canyons 1992-1996' LP reissued for Record Store Day 2016. Drop me a line if you are looking to secure a copy at

Thursday, April 14 2016

ABOVE: Rex Thompson prepping for The Summer Hits performance at Superwinners in Chico, CA in August 1995. Rex is pictured here with Brent Rademaker (Shadowland, Further, Beachwood Sparks, The Tyde) helping with the gig.

My old friend Doug Mosurock just penned a piece for NPR HERE on The Summer Hits' Beaches and Canyons 1992-96 LP in advance of this Saturday's 2016 Record Store Day!

Wednesday, February 17 2016

Medical Records is reissuing The Summer Hits' Beaches and Canyons 1992-96 on LP for 2016 Record Store Day! More information is HERE.

Thursday, January 28 2016

Pictured above (L-R) Red Dye No.5 bassist James Reader, guitarist Patrick Padilla and me.

As With the LPs having just arrived from the pressing plant, I wanted to share the first copies with the band. I am taking pre-orders HERE as the release date of this very limited LP, is still TBD.

Saturday, January 2 2016

As you read in the press that LCD Soundsytem is reuniting to play at Coachella later this year, consider that James Murphy (of LCD Soundsystem) produced Ruby Falls' Heroines for us years ago.

Monday, November 30 2015

Some time ago, a member of Red Dye No. 5 burned me the CD for what was then going to be titled 'Sugartime'. The CDR held 14 songs recorded at Fort Apache Studios by Tim O'Heir in 1996. These songs and others will be offered on the upcoming LP. The vinyl will be very limited - with your choice of black 180 gram vinyl or a red translucent platter. They will be arriving soon...

Friday, November 13 2015

(L-R) Keith (wearing a The Drift t-shirt), Paul (wearing an Unrest 'Isabel Bishop' t-shirt) and Rex (wearing puka shells) in Chico.

Thursday, November 12 2015

The post-gig bloodied hands of Tarterex (AKA Rex Thompson) of The Summer Hits.

Wednesday, November 11 2015

Keely Chanteloup (left) and Marc Bianchi (right) of Her Space Holiday on my back patio. They opened up for American Analog Set on July 11, 2002 and spent the night at my place. While I haven't seen Keely since this photo was taken, I was gratified to get an update on her life HERE. As for Marc, we lost touch not long after he released Manic Expressive. I am the voice of the track 'Spectator Sport'...something few people know. I cherished my relationship with Marc from his early cassette experiments through his amazing musical career. I miss him. Apparently he has new music HERE.

Tuesday, November 10 2015

Katie on the kit..Holiday Flyer unknown.

Monday, November 9 2015

Rex Thompson on bass...The Summer Hits playing live, in August '95.

Sunday, November 8 2015

The Summer Hits playing live, in August 1995, at the Superwinners Summer Rock Academy in Chico, CA. Rex's bass playing antics leds to bloody hands and a bloody bass guitar (pics to come soon).

Saturday, November 7 2015

Sportsguitar (and me holding up a cactus while wearing a Drag City Records t-shirt) during one of their San Diego stayovers. During this trip we agreed to license their song 'Filthy', for Amour, Silver Girl Sampler.

Friday, November 6 2015

Back in August, 1995 Paul and I headed up to Chico to attend the 3-day music festival - The Superwinners Summer Rock Academy produced by Conrad Harris-Nystrom (The Vertels, West By Swan) and Jason Cassidy (Pep Rally, Kick 'em, Cowboy). Cassidy and Harris-Nystrom organized hosted us on their couch and organized 60-plus bands including S.F. Seals, Karp, Land of the Wee Beasties, Mid-Fi, Poundsign, Pee, New Bad Things, Mecca Normal, Poastal, The Imps, Knapsack and others including a host of Silver Girl bands (Baboon, Track Star, Deathstar, Retriever, The Summer Hits, Red Dye No.5, Retriever and Holiday Flyer). Among the highlights was meeting Doug Shepard (pictured above on guitar).

Thursday, November 5 2015

Track Star playing live at No Life Records in West Hollywood circa 1995/96 only months before they shut their doors for good (in 1998).

Wednesday, November 4 2015

Red Dye No.5 playing live at (what was then) either Brick by Brick or The Spirit Club in San Diego, CA. Flanking Lisah, doing his Peter Hook homage is James Reader, while Patrick Padilla is on the right playing the 6-string. The Red Dye No.5 LP should be here soon!

Tuesday, November 3 2015

Back in 1995, following our initial meeting with Ruby Falls in NYC, we headed down to Providence, RI to see Laurels and Gapeseed share a bill. Above is a photo of Gapeseed from that show (Ed is in the foreground on guitar, Mike is to the right on bass, and Peter - who now plays with Poem Rocket - on drums.

Monday, November 2 2015

I recall Paul and I driving up to San Francisco (perhaps we flew) and this is how we were greeted. San Jose resident Clint Barnes had a sense of humor with this t-shirt he whipped up that afternoon to make our visit memorable. Clint was instrumental in helping us release both Winters Mist compilation 7"s in addition to his fanzines Four Letter Words, Amish Ways and Bliss.

Sunday, November 1 2015

Above is a photo taken when Paul and I traveled to Louisville, KY to hang out with Hula Hoop. This live shot is from the private live performance they held for us in their practice space. That's Eric Stoess on the left, Chuck Geisler (sporting a Silver Girl t-shirt) on the right and Stephen Jones on drums. Read more about that era of the band HERE.

Saturday, October 31 2015

Above is a photo of Laurels drummer John Masterson playing live at The Casbah in San Diego during one of their tours. That was a fantastic show!

Friday, October 30 2015

Above is a photo of Holiday Flyer in Los Angeles (I think). Drummer Katie was sporting a Silver Girl t-shirt as she brushed the snare adjacent to Verna Brock on cello. John is strumming in the foreground. Oh the memories!

Thursday, October 29 2015

Above is a photo taken somewhere around 1994 in Sacramento. If memory serves, Situation 5 (Gary and Toby above) opened for Holiday Flyer that night. Prior to the duo breaking up, we were able to get the track 'Guts' for our Mon Ami cassette. I think they released on cassette 'Katie's Dream' before they ended it. Holiday Flyer later covered this song on their You Make Us Go CD.

Wednesday, October 28 2015

Listen to Denton, Texas' Baboon perform 'Sucker' HERE. This was a favorite song of ours from the same era as their Silver Girl Records 7".

Tuesday, October 27 2015

Drum 'n' Bass producer Tom B. released his 12" single 'Stomper' on our Intelligent Recordings what feels like decades ago. HERE is what Tom is up to these days.

Monday, October 26 2015

Listen to The Dufflecoats' 'Don't See Me Soon' off the Winter's Mist 2 7" compilation we released HERE. The Dufflecoats formed in Alsager, UK around the duo of Marion and George who shared vocal duties. The band made a number of compilation and 7" appearances on labels like Gut and Waaaaah! Marion was also the singer/guitarist in The Applicants and the line-up also included members (and ex-members) of the Creation Records band Adorable. Also check out the band's songs 'motorbikesong' HERE and 'Sunny Tuesday Afternoon' HERE.

Sunday, October 25 2015

Watch Fluf perform '24-7 Years' live at The Casbah HERE during their 20th Anniversary performance in 2013. O wrote the song the day he learned that Kurt Cobain had died and dedicated the song to him. We released the single a few weeks later.

Saturday, October 24 2015

A fan created a unique video to accompany Track Star's 'The View From Space' from the Sometimes, What's the Difference 10" we released years ago HERE. This song will be included in the upcoming retrospective...

Friday, October 23 2015

Gravity Fuxa was a short-lived collaboration between Gravity Wax (Silver Girl) and Fuxa (Mind Expansion). Listen to a rarity as played on the Detroit radio show Life According to Larry on WHFR HERE.

Thursday, October 22 2015

Silver Girl Records introduced a lot of bands to each other over the years. The Bitters was an example of Slowcoach and Dewey Defeats Truman collaborating after they met and shared a stage or two. Bob Slowcoach's label Pacific Rock Records released a very limited 7" of the band that hosted 2 guitarists, 2 bass players, 2 drummers and 4 singers. Hear more HERE.

Wednesday, October 21 2015

Listen to Hula Hoop's 'Dreamsicle '95' off The Loveliest Ring of Saturn CD (1995) we released HERE. The earlier version of 'Dreamsicle' was the b-side of the 'Butterfingered' 7" on Silver Girl. We still have copies of this CD in original shrinkwrap if you are looking for a copy.

Tuesday, October 20 2015

Listen to Fluf covering The Spinanes' song 'Entire' from the 7" we released in 1994 HERE.

Monday, October 19 2015

A.M. Vibe released their self-titled debut album on Silver Girl back in 2003. At the same time, they struck a deal to release the CD on ToneVendor in Japan. Above is the sleeve for the Japanese version of the CD.

Sunday, October 18 2015

Listen to Sportsguitar's 'Gong Gong' HERE. Back in the late 1990s Sportsguitar stayed with us in our North Park rental while they toured the West Coast. While we were only able to secure one track, 'Filthy', for one our cassette compilations - Amour, Silver Girl Sampler. These Matador recording artists were the hottest thing from Switzerland, and we swooned at every live show. A video link to their Atlanta show from that tour is HERE.

Saturday, October 17 2015

Listen to The Summer Hits' 'Groovier Drugs' HERE. Back in 1995, Paul and I were extremely pleased to have made friends with Rex, Josh and Darren - The Summer Hits. Widely known (at least in our circles) for finding a unique space between The Beach Boys and My Bloody Valentine, The Summer Hits were among the most distinct bands we had ever encountered as music fans. The songs on the 1000 Moments of Natural Flotation 7" were later released on Further's X-mas label on their CD Beaches and Canyons 1992-1996. Until I post more on the band, enjoy other songs from the CD - including 'California Summer' HERE; 'Beaches and Canyons' HERE; and 'Stony Creation' HERE.

Friday, October 16 2015

Listen to Spare Snare's 'Clutch Me Now' HERE. Scottish friend Jan Burnett contributed 'Clutch Me Now' to our Amour, Silver Girl Sampler cassette and later re-released it on his Love Your Early Stuff album via the Che label. For a time Jan and I were discussing the possibilities of US touring and releasing his material stateside...oh those were the days!

Thursday, October 15 2015

Listen to an early version of Retriever's 'Zenith' HERE. This version was from the time Kevin Castillo was releasing his self-recorded cassettes - a fantastic time to meet him and witness his songwriting. For their CD, the band re-recorded the song HERE. Kevin put together a band to support recording and touring around his songs and ultimately folded the project after a few vinyl and CD releases. Kevin, and Retriever bandmate Bob Penn went on to launch The Coco B's (with two longtime friends Joe Rivera and Jeff Randall who had played with Retriever near the end of the band's run).

Wednesday, October 14 2015

Listen to 'Fairplay' by Everready HERE. It was 22 years ago that I released this 7" that launched the label. It continues to occupy a special place in my life. Recently I have uncovered the rest of the recording sessions - unreleased versions of these and other songs. I will release them at some point.

Tuesday, October 13 2015

Listen to 'Of the Clouds' by Buddha on the Moon HERE. Buddha on the Moon's first full-length, Stratospheric, included the song - so we licensed it for our Amour, Silver Girl Sampler cassette as it featured Katie Conley (Holiday Flyer) on vocals.

Monday, October 12 2015

In the years leading up to our outreach to Jeff Toste, of the band Laurels, we were simply fans buying the records he self-released on his Heparin label. Their first LP, Neck, still included 'The' before he reduced the band's name to Laurels. You can listen to the full LP HERE.

Sunday, October 11 2015

Listen to Veronica Lake's 'Threnody' HERE. Among my favorite Veronica Lake songs, this one includes Pam Berry (Black Tambourine, The Shapiros) joining Tim Sendra, Chip Porter and Scott Kelly on vocals. An early Veronica Lake track can be found on our Winters Mist 7".

Saturday, October 10 2015

Listen to Stigmata A Go Go's 'Riotkeeper' HERE. This song was among the demos they sent us to consider when we were prepping the 'Cyclone Rider' 7" for release. 'Riotkeeper' ended up on their LP It's All True instead.

Friday, October 9 2015

Listen to Kill Me Tomorrow's 'Lawn' off their Chrome Yellow CD (on Silver Girl) HERE.

Thursday, October 8 2015

Listen to Allen Clapp's 'Snow in the Sun' (released about the same time as our Winters Mist compilation 7"s) HERE.

Wednesday, October 7 2015

Listen to Buck 09's 'I Don't Seem To Care' from their Silver Girl 7" (and later released on their Songs in the Key of Bree album) HERE.

Tuesday, October 6 2015

Watch the French band Meek performing 'Necklace' from our Winters Mist Volume 2 7" compilation HERE.

Monday, October 5 2015

Watch AM Vibe performing 'Everyone's Laughing'' (from their self-titled CD on Silver Girl Records) at the Belly Up Tavern back in 2009 HERE.

Sunday, October 4 2015

Here's a first look at the art for the upcoming Red Dye No. 5 retrospective LP and digital bonus tracks.

Saturday, October 3 2015

Send any/all inquiries to me at Keith York / Silver Girl Records, 5503 Dorothy Drive, San Diego, CA 92115 USA or via email at

Friday, October 2 2015

Watch Soft Science's video for 'Light' HERE and their video for 'Feel' HERE.

Thursday, October 1 2015

Katie from Holiday Flyer now sings for Soft Science. Learn more about them HERE.

Wednesday, September 30 2015

Let me know if you are looking for any past Silver Girl releases - I do have some inventory of several releases remaining. Drop me a line HERE.

Tuesday, September 29 2015

Red Dye No.5's Lisah, James, Scott and Patrick circa 1996. LP of unreleased material is coming out soon.

Monday, September 28 2015

I am putting a copy of Holiday Flyer's CD 'Try Not To Worry' on Ebay to see if folks are still looking for copies. Still in original shrinkwrap! If you're interested, drop me a line HERE.

Sunday, September 27 2015

Track Star's retrospective LP is coming soon. All the songs are assembled and mastered. Artwork is in progress - including the above image.

Saturday, September 26 2015

Somebody posted a video of Gapeseed's 'Flanzer' 7" playing on their hi-fi HERE.

Friday, September 25 2015

Listen to Holiday Flyer's 'Every Day I Get to See You' HERE.

Thursday, September 24 2015

Check out a video of All About Chad playing "Paint Peel" live at Luna Lounge HERE.

Wednesday, September 23 2015

Listen to His Name is Alive playing 'Dirt Eaters' HERE. When HNIA's Warren Defever sent us The Dirt Eaters' track 'Cheek' for our Amour, Silver Girl Sampler cassette, the band was comprised of him, Karen Neal and Melissa Elliott.

Tuesday, September 22 2015

Listen to Ruby Falls' track 'Dusty' from the Half Cocked LP HERE.

Monday, September 21 2015

Listen to 'Sea Song' by AM Vibe HERE.

Sunday, September 20 2015

Listen to Red Dye No.5's 'Not Again You' HERE. This song will be featured in their upcoming LP.

Saturday, September 19 2015

Listen to Red Dye No.5's 'Green Ranch' HERE. This song will be featured in their upcoming LP.

Friday, September 18 2015

Listen to Red Dye No.5's 'Hope' HERE. This song will be featured in their upcoming LP.

Thursday, September 17 2015

Listen to Red Dye No.5's 'Redo' from Pop American Style HERE. This song will be featured in their upcoming LP.

Wednesday, September 16 2015

Watch Baboon perform 'Why'd You Say Die?' from their Silver Girl Records 7" HERE.

Tuesday, September 15 2015

Listen to T.H.C's 'Blue Wave' from his 12" on Intelligent Recordings HERE.

Monday, September 14 2015

Listen to Chong Marker's track 'Cover' from the These are Testing Times (555) HERE.

Sunday, September 13 2015

Listen to Kill Me Tomorrow's 'Liaison' off the Chrome Yellow CD we released HERE.