Tag Archive: “Best Coast”

The Pixies will be headlining two months of dates in 2014 with support coming from Best Coast, Cults and Fidlar on various stops.

Date City Venue With
January 15, 2014 Massey Hall Toronto, ON CANADA Fidlar
January 16, 2014 Metropolis Montreal, QC CANADA Fidlar
January 18, 2014 Orpheum Theatre Boston, MA Fidlar
January 19, 2014 Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY Fidlar
January 21, 2014 New Jersey Performing Arts Center Newark, NJ Fidlar
January 22, 2014 Shubert Theatre New Haven, CT Fidlar
January 24, 2014 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA Fidlar
January 25, 2014 Carnegie Music Hall Pittsburgh, PA Fidlar
January 26, 2014 Strathmore Washington, DC Fidlar
January 29, 2014 National Theatre Richmond, VA Fidlar
January 31, 2014 Durham PAC Durham, NC Cults
February 1, 2014 Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Asheville, NC Cults
February 2, 2014 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN Cults
February 4, 2014 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA Cults
February 6, 2014 Peabody Opera House St. Louis, MO Cults
February 7, 2014 LC Pavilion Columbus, OH Cults
February 8, 2014 The Fillmore Detroit, MI Cults
February 9, 2014 Rivera Theatre Chicago, IL Cults
February 11, 2014 Midland Theatre Kansas City, MO Cults
February 13, 2014 Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO Best Coast
February 14, 2014 Belly Up Aspen, CO Best Coast
February 15, 2014 The Great Salt Air Salt Lake City, UT Best Coast
February 17, 2014 Orpheum Theatre Vancouver, BC CANADA Best Coast
February 18, 2014 Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA Best Coast
February 19, 2014 Schnitzer Auditorium Portland, OR Best Coast
February 21, 2014 Fox Theatre Oakland, CA Best Coast
February 22, 2014 San Jose Civic San Jose, CA Best Coast
February 23, 2014 The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel &   Casino Las Vegas, NV Best Coast
February 24, 2014 Comerica Theatre Phoenix, AZ Best Coast
February 25, 2014 Kiva Auditorium Albuquerque, NM Best Coast
February 27, 2014 Bayou Music Center Houston, TX Best Coast
February 28, 2014 South Side Ballroom Dallas, TX Best Coast
March 1, 2014 Austin Music Hall Austin, TX Best Coast
She's Gone
She’s Gone

For the past few years, Ali Koehler has been best known as the drummer of the pop group Best Coast and the noisy girl punk trio Vivian Girls. After her departure from Best Coast, Koehler decided to step up from behind the kit to front a band of her own, embracing her melodic punk-spirited songwriting impulses with Upset.  Joined by Patty Schemel (of Hole) on drums and Jennifer Prince on lead guitar and vocals, Upset will release its massively hooky debut record, She’s Gone, this fall.

With 12 songs in just under 30 minutes, it’s a pop-punk album that immediately sounds classic, full of unshakeable hooks and the sincerest of shouts. It is fitting that She’s Gone will see a release with Don Giovanni Records; the record could easily fit in the record collections of Ergs or Lemuria fans.  She’s Gone was recorded primarily at Koehler’s house in April of 2013 by Kyle Gilbride of Swearin’.

Ghettoblaster recently caught up with Koehler and Prince to discus She’s Gone.  This is what they said about it.

When did you begin writing the material for your debut album?  

Ali: Mostly Fall 2012 through recording in April 2013.

Jenn:  I think Upset had been playing together for about four months when we started recording.  Everything clicked between the three of us really quickly.

What was the most difficult song to take from the initial writing stage through recording and mixing?  Why was it so troublesome?

Ali: They all came pretty easily. “Phone Calls” is probably the most troublesome, though.

Jenn: The guitar melodies for “Phone Calls” were recorded on multiple tracks and improvised on the spot – I just kind of made it all up when Kyle (Gilbride of Swearin’) would hit record.  It was really fun to have that freedom and let loose on that track, but it is a challenge to re-create it live.

Which of the songs on the record is most different from your original concept for the song?

Ali: When “Oxfords and Wingtips” started I thought I was writing a song in the vein of Neil Young, but it kinda took on a life of its own.

Jenn: My original demo for “Game Over” is slow and sweet with clean guitar overdubs and very choral-esque harmonies.  As we started playing it as a band it became a loud, fast punk song with noisy distorted guitars.

Did you have any guest musicians play or sing on the record?

Ali: The only fingerprints on the record that don’t belong to me, Jenn, or Patty are Kyle Gilbride’s.

Who produced the record?  What input did that person have that changed the face of the record?

Ali: Kyle produced and engineered the record. He came up with all of the bass parts, co-wrote harmonies, sang with me on “You and I”, and added little flourishes of midi keyboard where we saw fit.

Is there an overarching concept behind your new album that ties the record together?

Ali: Novelty and jealousy.

Have you begun playing these songs live and which songs have elicited the strongest reaction from your fans?

Ali: Yes, our cover of 7 Seconds’ “Not Just Boys Fun” seems to go over well.

Jenn: People seem to enjoy our set, especially the faster songs, and like Ali said there are always some folks who are excited to hear our 7 Seconds cover. We have a lot of fun with that one.

Southern California’s Best Coast has announced more summer and fall tour dates after they wrap on their ongoing headlining tour.  Here are the dates:

Date City Venue With
May 25, 2013 EL PASO, TX Neon Desert Music Festival  
May 26, 2013 AUSTIN, TX Mohawk Lovely Bad Things
May 28, 2013 DALLAS, TX Granada Lovely Bad Things
May 29, 2013 NASHVILLE, TN Exit/In Lovely Bad Things
May 30, 2013 BIRMINGHAM, AL Workplay Lovely Bad Things
May 31, 2013 ATLANTA, GA Variety Playhouse Lovely Bad Things, Guards
June 1, 2013 RALEIGH, NC Lincoln Theater Lovely Bad Things, Guards
June 3, 2013 RICHMOND, VA The National Lovely Bad Things, Guards
June 4, 2013 WASHINGTON DC 9:30 Club Lovely Bad Things, Guards
June 5, 2013 PHILADELPHIA, PA TLA Lovely Bad Things, Guards
June 6, 2013 BOSTON, MA Royale Lovely Bad Things, Guards
June 7, 2013 NEW YORK, NY Governor’s Ball  
July 17, 2013 SANTA BARBARA, CA Santa Barbara Bowl Belle & Sebastian
July 31, 2013 MINNEAPOLIS, MN First Avenue  
August 1, 2013 MILWAUKEE, WI The Rave  
August 11, 2013 SEATTLE, WA Neumos Bleached
August 12, 2013 VANCOUVER, BC Rio Bleached
August 13, 2013 PORTLAND, OR Hawthorne Bleached
August 15, 2013 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Fillmore Bleached
August 16, 2013 BIG SUR, CA Henry Miller Memorial Library Bleached
August 17, 2013 LOS ANGELES, CA El Rey Bleached
September 13, 2013 CHICAGO, IL Riot Fest  
September 16, 2013 ST. LOUIS, MO Firebird Bleached
September 17, 2013 COLUMBIA, MO Blue Note Bleached
September 18, 2013 LAWRENCE, KS Granada  
September 19, 2013 OMAHA, NE Waiting Room Bleached