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The Scientists (Australia, first-ever SF show), CCR Headcleaner, CIA at The Chapel, SF. SOLD OUT, THANKS!


Talent Moat & (((folkYEAH!))) co-present The Scientists (Australia, first ever US tour!) at The Chapel, with special guests CCR Headcleaner and CIA (feat. Ty Segall, Denee Petracek, and Emmett Kelly). 7:00pm, $25.

"Seminal Australian punks The Scientists — whose sound was an influence on both ’80s NYC punk and ’90s grunge — recently reunited their mid-’80s lineup of Kim Salmon, Tony Thewlis, Boris Sujdovic, and Leanne Cowie. The regrouped band are releasing two 7” singles via In the Red and they have just announced their first-ever U.S. tour.” - Brooklyn Vegan

"The Scientists went through many incarnations in their 9 year history but are remembered mostly for the lineup that existed from 1981 to 1985. With a sound that was swampy, primal and modern-urban all at once - as much in the tradition of rock and roll and punk rock as it was a rejection of those things, the Scientists' formula was as universal as it was specific to their own experience. They were about what it was like to be young and living in modern times in an Australian urban/suburban environment. The themes of getting wasted on alcohol and drugs, driving round in hotted up cars, being trapped in crap jobs and paranoia were their subject matter. Machine throb bass and drums with jagged car wreck guitars were their modus operandi. Fitting into no place or time they spurned all but the most rudimentary and elemental of rock structures along with other peoples modes of embellishment. They rejected the contemporary sound and look and so consequently were never able to carry around baggage that would allow them to date.” - Numero Group

"The Scientists turned my head around and made a man out of me! They grew hair on my palms and made my socks stink!"—Jon Spencer

"They wrote fantastic singles and looked like they just crawled out of the ooze. What more could you ask for?"—Warren Ellis, Dirty Three

"The Scientists proved to me that rock n roll could be played by gentlemen in fine silk shirts half unbuttoned and still be dirty, cool and real."—Thurston Moore