The Basement — Columbus, OH
Friday, October 13, 2017; Doors open at 7:00 PM
$10.00 Advance / $12.00 Day of Show
General Admission — All Ages
Opening Artist: The Outer Vibe
Since banding together in 2012, psychedelic cumbia-punk trio Thee Commons have made waves in and around their hometown of East LA. Featuring los hermanos Pacheco and one of several lively session bassists, these romp ‘n’ rollers have managed not only to marry two unlikely genres — world’s apart — in perfect pastiche harmony but have also compiled a prolific catalogue of music to which they toured through the United States in an extensive 32 days, 35 shows tour in the Summer of 2016. Altogether, Thee Commons have played well over a hundred shows, gaining in the process hundreds more in fans — those eager for something new to call their own. They have performed at several of Southern California’s prestigious venues and festivals.
Discographically, Thee Commons’ “DIT” (do it together) hard work ethic has yielded them a debut 7inch vinyl EP paradoxically titled Sunburn at Midnight — self-released spring 2013 — and a fragmented compilation entitled Rock is Dead: Long Live Paper and Scissors, which is to say an 8-volume limited edition EP series, the volumes of which they released successively throughout 2014. As of 2015, however, Rock is Dead is available, as a full-feature 20-song CD, and as a specialty, limited edition cassette and 10-inch — 10-song — vinyl originally co-released by the independent O.C. label Burger Records. 2016 brought about their sophomore album Loteria Tribal co-released with Burger Records on CD, Cassette and limited-edition Flexi Vinyl. Looking forward, 2017 Thee Commons plan to release the ambitious 18 song junior follow up album Paleta Sonora out later this year. Teamed up with Cosmica Artists Management group and Monterey Int. Booking Agency, the future looks auspicious for these young and determined “chunsters” who doggedly strive to perfect their hypnotic yet invigorating act — which includes an intertextual take on Nirvana's “Love Buzz” and a punk cover of Selena’s “Baila Esta Cumbia”-- and disseminate the perfect pastiche that is psychedelic cumbia punk.
Official Website: theecommons.com
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