FIDLAR (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
California skate punks Fidlar are back with new singles! In January, the band released a cover of Nirvana’s “Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle” and followed that up in April with “Alcohol.” Last month, they released the cheeky “Mason Ho’s Dream Wave.” Zac Carper and friends are ready to party at 9:30 Club on Tuesday, Sept. 18, and you can be there by winning tickets with Parklife DC.
Zac Carper demonstrates his likely reaction to most things while in Boston on Oct. 23, 2013. (Photo by digboston)
FIDLAR are a certain kind of punk band — the kind that wants to have fun and thumb its nose at everyone else while doing so.
Fans of the band already knew this dating back to FIDLAR’s self-titled 2013 debut album, which captured a very big slice of California living in terms of sun, fun and girls. But mostly on the fun — consisting of cocaine, cheap beer, etc. — and what a pain in the ass it is to have to wait around, or worse yet work, while waiting for fun to happen.
Well, fun is happening on the FIDLAR tour in support of their second album, Too, released only a month ago, and the band lit up a lot of smiling faces who came to thrash along at the Black Cat in DC on Monday night.
FIDLAR (Photo by Alice Baxley)
California skate punk quartet FIDLAR have released a second album, Too, and they are touring to support it with a stop at the Black Cat on Monday, Sept. 28.
The band released Too on Sept. 4 via Mom+Pop, and the first single from the album was the raucous “40 oz. on Repeat” — the video for which pays tribute to famous videos like the Beastie Boys’ “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party),” Weezer’s “Undone,” Eminem’s “The Real Slim Shady,” and Oasis’ “Wonderwall,” among others. Aaaaand it does so with cardboard sets.
Watch the video for “40 oz. on Repeat” on YouTube:
FIDLAR have been well-regarded as a live act since their formation in 2009 due to their energetic performances. The Los Angeles Times called the band “bratty, amphetamine punk rock made to soundtrack the noise of crushing cans on ones forehead.”
Australian indie rock trio Dune Rats open for FIDLAR. Tickets are available online.
w/ Dune Rats
Monday, Sept. 28