The Backup Razor (thebackuprazor.blogspot.com) will be celebrating their 5-year anniversary with a free show June 11th, at The Blue Lagoon, in Santa Cruz with support from Benedict Arnold (bapunk.com), Trashkännon (reverbnation.com/trashkannon, http://www.blackcat-records.com), and Losing Teeth (https://www.reverbnation.com/losingteethsc).
The Backup Razor (Santa Cruz, CA) is preparing to enter the studio to record the third installment in their four-album release “In Times of Triage”. April and May saw a tour with Reno, Nevada’s Vampirates (vampirates.org), with more dates planned for June and July.
Benedict Arnold (St. Louis, MO) is on tour in support of their second full-length release “We’re All In”, and also recently finished several Eastern U.S. dates with Vampirates. Catch Vampirates this June:
6/8 Double Down Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
6/10 Doll Hut – Anaheim, CA
6/11 The Blue Lagoon – Santa Cruz, CA
6/14 Shea’s Tavern – Reno, NV
6/20 Ypsilanti Crossroads – Ypsilanti, MI
6/22 Otto’s Shrunken Head – New York, NY
6/23 247 Green – Somersworth, NH
Trashkännon (San Jose, CA) self-produced and released their first LP, “Shit For Brains” in 2010, and the album saw a 2012 vinyl release through Black Cat Records.
Losing Teeth (Watsonville/Santa Cruz, CA) our area's newest punk rock power trio, Losing Teeth (watsonville/santa cruz) opens the show.
Santa Cruz, California
“With many groups including The Avengers, The Nuns, Mutants, The Offs, and the Dead Kennedys having built thriving careers out of northern California, the Bay Area is no stranger to Punk Rock. Abundant in arts and culture, it makes sense that local geography continues to birth an unstoppable, underground movement abundant in Punk. Included in the mix is Santa Cruz’s “The Backup Razor”, an eclectic group fueled by a love for “what they do” and propelled by a mission to keep the local music scene alive. Front-man Jesse Williams is the voice behind the band, supported by Nick Hardesty on guitar, Jonathan Mumma on drums and Jeff Badagliacca on bass. Driven by a genuine passion for expression, TBR has a resume that would put some of the most tenured bands to shame. Sharing stage with literally hundreds of artists and myriads of venues, the rebel quartet has become an established entity across the region as a member and driver on the local scene…”
Saint Louis, Missouri
In March of ’03 Rod Night was the only punk rocker in a small town until Floyd Flannigan and Travi Scum arrived. They came from Alaska and wanted to start a band. Benedict Arnold was born. It was Travi on drums, Rod on guitar and Floyd on Bass. They floated around St. Louis playing guitar on the streets and causing mischief. Eventually Benedict Arnold found its way into a punk house and of course wrecked it from basement shows and massive parties. All seemed well until the night of December 1st, ’05. Travi was tragically killed in a car wreck shortly after a Benedict Arnold show.
Rod and Floyd forged the broken pieces. Together with the help of Ricky Retardo, now their drummer, the guys continued to create potent punk rock. News of the band spread to cities like Chicago, Detroit, and Milwaukee. The guys quickly found themselves touring the nation. While rocking out at a dive bar in Southern California Benedict Arnold met Gunn and he had a round of Sailor Jerry waiting for them. Several bottles later it was unanimous that Gunn join the group on six-string. This band is a wild, whirlwind of adrenaline and antics. Keep your eyes and ears open for the menace known as Benedict Arnold
San Jose, California
We are The Kannon. forged from the scum of the South Bay music scene we vomit tasty licks and spit pure evil into the ear canals of the unwitting masses!
Santa Cruz, California
we are LOSING TEETH, formed late 2010, 3 old school punkers/metalheads from watsonville/santa cruz, that play a loud raunchy hard hitting hybrid of numerous punk and metal influences shared over the decades. got a gig or party you'd like us to play, let us know.....
923 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060