Friday, November 14, 2008

New York City

A few weeks ago we hopped on a plane and flew out to NYC to play the Rainbow Quartz Showcase at CMJ.

"I'll have a bloody mary and heinekin please."

All that you can't leave behind.

It's an omen.

We were invited over for an amazing sushi dinner by the wonderful Joe Chonto and his equally wonderful wife Ren. Man this was just what the doctor ordered! Good food, wine, and a place for Adam to restring!


Good times all around! 

Call you local college radio station and tell them you want to hear The Parties! We've been added to a ton of stations across the country. 

And if you're in SF tonight come have a drink with us and dig on the psychedelic light show.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Knockout 11/14

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Record Release Weekend Recap

What a great weekend for celebrating the release of the new CD. The show at Old I in Sacramento was a lot of fun. It was a pleasure to finally meet the High Dials, and get completely blown away by their set. Great guys to watch perform and to drink with.

(the Highly Dialed soundcheck)

Jay Shaner & the Cowboy Killers also did a great set and James the drummer was kind enough to let us crash at his place, make us a late night spaghetti dinner, and let John bang on the piano until 4 in the morning. He actually came up with a pretty cool song. I hope he remembers how to play it!

(the Morgan/Powers hit factory)

Last night at Hotel Utah was incredible. I can't remember the last time I played a show that went so perfectly well. The place was packed and pretty much stayed that way until the very end. Guillermo spun some great tunes between sets, and both the High Dials and the Parson Redheads were phenomenal. I mean that in all regards. The Redheads were the kindest, sweetest bunch of folks you could meet, and their talent on stage was truly inspiring. And the Dials were just a class act all the way. Trevor unnecessarily apologized for playing a long set (which felt to me like 20 minutes) while the rest of the band cleared the stage of their gear faster than I've ever seen in my life. Those guys are freaking pros!

Furthermore, the support from both bands was just tremendously cool. Looking out into the audience during our set and watching Brette from the Redheads dancing around in her gym shorts, or Seamus from the Dials trying to air drum in the John Morgan style, all adding to the Party vibe was awesome. And we were all psyched when Parson Sam jumped on stage with us during a cover song with his technicolor tambourine. That dude is just a natural born star. But most importantly, our friends, family, and the random music fans that kept the place packed all night were fantastic. We greatly appreciate the enthusiasm and we're flattered that we were not allowed off stage until we ran out of material. Everyone just made the night a complete success. Thank you all!

Friday, October 17, 2008

TONIGHT! at The Old Ironsides-Sacramento

Sacramento this wknd is a hotbed of action, including scooter mayhem.
If you are traveling toward the Burgundy Topz Rally, stop off afterwards
at Old Ironsides

Old Ironsides
1901 Tenth St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 443-9751

to see us shake it with The High Dials

Friday, October 10, 2008

'Can't Come Down' available Tuesday!

We're very excited to announce that The Parties new record "Can't Come Down" will be available this coming Tuesday. To celebrate, we will be having a record release party at the Hotel Utah Saturday, October 18. Joining us will be one of our favorite bands (and label mates) The High Dials. This is going to be a fun show! Our friend Guillermo from Lambrettaworks will be spinning tunes between sets, and organizing a scooter ride to the show. So come early and check out the sweet vintage scooters.

Saturday October 18th, 9pm, $10
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street @ Bryant
San Francisco, CA

with The High Dials
and The Parson Redheads
DJ Go Go Guillermo

Monday, September 29, 2008

oasis new LP-BUY IT!-Dig Out Your Soul

So, my pal, just gave me a copy of the new Oasis record. Grand stuff!
There are a couple of sluggers on the new LP, but overall, it's pretty darn good.

Here are some of my other favorite OASIS tunes. I'm especially nuts about
Heathen Chemistry.

1. Little By Little
2. Song Bird
3. Born on a Different Cloud
4. Stop Crying Your Heart Out
(all off Heathen Chemistry)
5. Let There Be Love
Honorable Mention-Lyla

Zak Starkey is playing drums on the new record, which is also pretty rad.
But, in true Oasis fashion, he was fired like all
the other drummers who have come before him.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

mods and the rockers

Today, we are helping some dear friends at Lambretta Works open their vintage scooter shop.

It's a family fun affair, with DJ GO GO Guillermo spinning psych and soul from 730-9PM, and we go on right after.

Lambretta Works is located in the Mission at

3265 17th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110

Bring your scoot, and shake a tail feather. And for those who are interested in purchasing a vintage Lammy, this will be an excellent time to come and sniff the merchandise.

Other valuable links:

Saturday, September 13, 2008

10 best and worst

guess i'm the last one to get on the bandwagon...again! nevertheless, here's my list.


10.for you blue
9. baby you're a rich man
8. getting better
7. She said she said
6. Across the universe
5. I me mine
4. I'm only sleeping
3. Rain
2. And your bird can sing
1. Happiness is a warm gun


10. act naturally
9. martha my dear
8. yesterday
7. hey jude
6. the long and winding road
5. got to get you into my life
4. ob-la-di, ob-la-da
3. #9
2. don't pass me by
1. yellow submarine

top ten best vs. top ten worst

after seeing jeremy and adam's posts about their favorite beatle tunes of all times, i think i need to jump on the bandwagon. so, here is top ten BEST!!! and ten WORST!!!!

top ten BEST
10. Sexy Sadie
9. I'm So Tired
8. Across the Universe
7. I'll Follow the Sun
6. Cry Baby Cry
5. Misery
4. If I Needed Someone
3. I'm Only Sleeping
2. She Said, She Said
1. Rain

top ten WORST (all Beatles songs are awesome...but force yourself to create a "top ten worst!" do so, and be cleansed!
10. Why Don't We Do It in the Road
9. Back in the USSR
8. Helter Skelter
7. Fixing A Hole
6. Goodnight
5. The Fool on the Hill
4. One After 909
3. Little Child
2. Revolution #9
1. The Long and Winding Road

Friday, September 12, 2008

Revolver Fact...

Anyway I just found out an interesting fact on Wikipedia. Capitol released Yesterday and Today in June 1966 which includes 3 tracks that appear on the British Version of Revolver which wasn't released until August 1966. So basically America got to hear I'm Only Sleeping, Doctor Robert, & And Your Bird Can Sing before before the Brits!  

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Jeremy's Top Ten Beatles Songs

Parties rehearsals as of late have been great as we prepare to release our new record. Adam is an awesome guitar player, watch out for our dueling 12 strings! So we've been tightening up all the tunes on the record but we've also been having a little fun playing all kinds of covers, some for real like who tunes and kinks tunes, but most of the time we're just fucking around. We did rock n' roll by led zeppelin the other night, the INXS Kick record, and a bunch of hair metal tunes, but last Tuesday night we played a Beatles tune and it was bad ass! So we are going to cover it. I told the band that it was in my top ten of all Beatles songs and I got to thinking, well is it? With so many rad songs could I actually condense this list into 10 songs? Here's my first try...

10. Tomorrow Never Knows
9. I Feel Fine
8. Dr. Robert
7. I'm Only Sleeping
6. You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
5.  I Should've Known Better
4. If I Needed Someone
3. She Said, She Said
2. Rain
1. And Your Bird Can Sing

It's kind of Revolver heavy! Songs on that just missed the cut...Lovely Rita, Don't Let Me Down, Ballad of John and Yoko, Across the Universe, Don't Bother Me, You Can't Do that, Sexy Sadie.

John? Adam? Rex? Maybe we can get a band consensus.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Upcoming Shows

Oct 17 - 9:00PM
Old Ironsides, Sacramento, California
with the High Dials and Jay Shaner

Oct 18 - 9:00PM
Hotel Utah, San Francisco, California
CD release with The High Dials and Parson Red Heads

Oct 25 - 10:00PM
Arlene’s Grocery, New York, New York
CMJ Showcase with the Capstan Shafts, The Broadfield Marchers, The Telepathic Butterflies, Orchid Highway, Myracle Brah

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Deluxe Beatles Reissues

Everyone owes it to themselves to track these down:

I know I'm supposed to be opposed to piracy, so if you don't own any of that stuff currently, I suggest going the record store, buying all the Beatles CDs, throwing them in the garbage, then downloading the needle-drops.

State of Affairs, August 2008

Holy crap, the second half of 2008 is going to be crazy. We have a bunch of shows booked around the time of the record release, including a CMJ show in New York and the record release party at Hotel Utah. We'll be hitting the pacific NW at the end of the year and we're also trying to line up another jaunt down to LA. Watch this space for upcoming details.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

We are the Parties.

Welcome to our blog. Here you will find all manner of ramblings from the four members of the bay area rock combo The Parties. Topics will most likely include (but will not be limited to) the following: live shows, recording, guitars, skinny pants, drums, scooters, beer, other bands, and quality footwear.