Something to do Thurs the 8th in the 909

Recommended for anyone stuck in the Inland Empire who likes loud clanking surf-industrial African-themed art damage music. From the Savage Republic mailing list. ALSO: They have an advance EP that you can buy right now on

In lieu of rehearsing one more night, our friend Robin is allowing us to play a show in Montclair, CA. on Thursday night, February the 8th. NO COVER! Great beer on tap, and we promise to deliver a full set of favorites and new ditties! It will also be the first chance to pick up the Siam EP. Come join the fun! ALL AGES!!!!

775 N. Central Avenue
Upland, CA 91786

See you there!

Bruce Licher Coolness

There are many reasons to order Bruce Licher’s stuff: good music, he’s a nice guy, honest seller. But my favorite reason is his letterpress art. The album covers are always amazing, he includes bits and pieces of letterpress from years past, and even the packaging is very him: Lots of labels, cool printing on things, and his own stamps along with the Postal Service ones. Edit: Go buy lots of stuff from him:

the stamps and package, large images warning

Savage Republic

The band I am going to see tonight isn’t normal. Normal bands do not send out email like this the day of the show:

One last thing: We are in dire need of a few extra 55 GALLON OIL DRUMS for our guest musicians tonight.

If you happen to have something like this in Los Angeles, or know where we can get some on a Saturday, PLEASE CALL US AT:

650 619-3695

We can pick it up. These are they same types of barrels used by folks to make Burn Barrels. We’re just going to beat on the edges, so the barrels will still be usable after the performance.

Email we were happy to receive: SR in LA!

From: Savage Republic

Date: May 2, 2006 7:03 PM
Subject: LA show just confirmed

Savage Republic will be playing our only headlining LA appearance in 2006 on Saturday, June 3rd at LA’s newest club, Safari Sams! We are proud to welcome very special guests and longtime friends, WCKR SPGT ( There will be another opening band announced very soon.

We will be fresh back from peddling our wares in Greece and should have some suprises in store!

Please check for more info and how to purchase your advanced tickets.



I am going to this, and so are you. The L.A. show has Savage Republic, which is a worship object for me. I bet Blixa’s solo stuff is going to be enjoyably disturbing also. Shows in SD, SF, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver BC, even Calgary! Lots of variation in the stuff happening from night to night and city to city.

I wonder why F-Space isn’t going to Canada? Maybe they’re FELONIOUS.

I do like artnoise. And I’ve liked SR and Blixa for more than 20 years now, so it’s COMFORT NOISE for me now.