Rex Goliath

Sat Feb 13, 2016
The Caravan Lounge
Indie Music, Music


San Jose trio Rex Goliath make one catchy racket. The recent No Magic is 10 tracks of post-punk fury, with singer Dominic Miranda coaxing a dirty squall from his guitar and plenty of outrage in his lyrics. Joan and the Rivers’ brand of punk-infused blues is something else entirely, with “A Chick Named Tim” being the best of the confessional slow burners on Love Bumps. Don’t miss Oakland pop-punkers TV Static—easily the funnest, most Ramones-influenced of the evening’s lineup. Any cover of David Bowie is sure to be tinged with melancholy, but their take on “Suffragette City” is still a blast. (AL)

San Francisco-based trio Scraper plays a brand of psychedelic punk rock--taking queues from the likes of The Stooges, Agent Orange and The Ramones. Fuzzy, lo-fi riffs support the Jim Morrison-like howl of Scraper's frontman. On the group's self-titled debut LP, they project a happy, poppy energy, tempered by a sometimes-sinister undercurrent of cynicism. All of these elements come together to create a timeless and potent punk sound.



  1. The Caravan Lounge
    98 Almaden Ave, San Jose, CA