May 2018 Fubar Omniverse Archives

Today's show featured a concert by Mexico City-based Centavrvs, guitar pyrotechnics from Imarhan and Bombino, and some powerful live tracks by Finland's Frigg a couple weeks back that helped us melt the April blizzard away. 

Today's first set was influenced by seeing Peter Hook and The Light play a generous set of New Order and Joy Division rarities, monster hits, and his favorites from both catalogues. The first time I'd hoped to see Hooky play was May 29, 1980, a Joy Division US and Canada tour that never happened. Didn't miss the next opportunity, New Order's show at First Avenue June 29, 1983. It's been a long time between shows, and there's been no shortage of band beefs and drama that have led to a parting of ways, but man, it was good to hear that mighty bass again.

It was dark music to my ears indeed to hear that those hilarious purveyors of surf music done up Old Scratch style, Lusurfer, are playing select gigs around town again. Between that news and the upcoming final-final Surf Night at the Hexagon, we just had to start the show with some surf and hot rod music. The upcoming Ramones Mania annual fundraiser night and an appearance by local garage/psych legends The Litter gave us reason to stick with rock for a while.

To kick off the summer and in honor of the last Surf Stomp at the Hexagon, this show featured two hours of big waves from Waimea to Winona, riding the wake and hangin' twenty with Radio Rumpus Room Ron Thums in hour 2.