The Dwarves

The Dwarves

Decent Criminal, Surfbort

Sat · June 10, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$20.00 - $25.00

This event is 21 and over

The Dwarves
The Dwarves
Dwarves began in Chicago as a teen garage rock outfit called the Suburban Nightmare, a sound that was partially carried over into the first Dwarves release, 1986's Horror Stories. After the first album, Dwarves blazed across the country for seven more years, leaving a trail of blood from their own self-inflicted gashes, a trail of drug stories (according to popular myth, bassist XXXXX disappeared in Detroit on a crack binge during a 1992 tour, never to be heard from again), a trail (or tale) of bizarre stage-show sex acts, and a trail of numerous 15-minute-long live shows.
The Dwarves Are Young and Good LookingDwarves unsurprisingly self-destructed shortly after a failed hoax, whereby the band issued a press release stating that guitarist He Who Cannot Be Named had died. The album Sugarfix also carried a tribute to the guitarist, who was actually very much alive. Sub Pop was not amused and dropped the band, which later re-formed for 1997's Young and Good Looking. Come Clean followed in early 2000. Four years later the band returned with The Dwarves Must Die, including guests Dexter Holland from the Offspring, Nick Oliveri from Queens of the Stone Age, Nash Kato from Urge Overkill, and voice actor Gary Owens. In 2009 the band began to work on a new album, this time recruiting past members of the band like Salt Peter and Vadge Moore to play on the album instead of an all-star celebrity cast and released The Dwarves Are Born Again in 2010.
Decent Criminal
Decent Criminal
With a high energy blend of punk, surf and power-pop, Northern CA's, DECENT CRIMINAL, offer catchy, upbeat songs that mercilessly collide with abrasive and often melancholy undertones, to bring forth a style that's playfully compatible while still feeling inadvertently raw.

Having done numerous self-sufficient tours covering most of the U.S. since 2010, Decent Criminal has shown to be increasingly active despite internal conflicts that resulted in an involuntary hiatus in 2014. When co-founding drummer/songwriter Ben Wright left the band, sole remaining founding member, Hunter Martinez, switched from the role of singer/guitarist to drummer to allow the band to continue. For the rest of 2014, brothers Hunter and Tristan Martinez (vocals/guitar) collaboratively wrote all new material for the band.

With contributions from bassist/vocalist Alex Kouninos, and newly added guitarist/vocalist Brian Gellman, Decent Criminal's sound changed drastically into what it is today. With a new line-up, Decent Criminal jumped into 2015 by touring and releasing a split 7 inch with Oakland's Screaming Mimi's. The future of Decent Criminal is sure to be busy as the band is getting ready to release it's first full length since basically starting over, which also means extensive touring. See ya out there!
A union of anarchy and despair --super teen bobbers from your 2008 wet dreams who don't believe in google.
Venue Information:
Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY, 10003