Get stoked! The legendary “Swami” John Reis and The Blind Shake are making their way to San Francisco tomorrow to debut their newest album, Modern Surf Classics. And forget what you think you know about surf rock — because what these guys are doing isn’t your dad’s surf rock. Playing a mixture of recognizable surf-style licks and incredibly unique, epic progressions, the instrumental songs take twists and turns through a massively complex arrangement. Bending between shredding riffs, melodic structure and some seriously dark (and awesome) songs, this show is lining up to be one that will pack a punch.
Check out “Brown Room” a track off the new album below, and tell me this isn’t something that you could get into. I, for one, am excited to see how all this translates in a live setting, because I have a feeling that it’s going to be a smooth one. Not to mention, this isn’t John Reis’ first time around the block.
Tickets are $12 in advance, $14 at the door. Doors at 8:30pm, music at 9pm. For more info about the show and the openers, check out Bottom of the Hill’s site, here.
See you there, ya buncha freaks 😉