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      August 24, 2013 - August 25, 2013

      Saturday  10:00 PM - Sunday 1:00 AM

      2702 Main Street
      Santa Monica, California 90405

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      60's GARAGE ROCK REVIVAL with THE SLOTHS at Finn McCool's Irish Pub - Santa Monica

      It's a '60s Garage Rock Revival with THE SLOTHS (yes, the originals).

      $60,000? Hells Bells! Original vinyl 45’s of THE SLOTHS ‘60’s single, MAKING’ LOVE, with the photo sleeves they had made on a high school mimeograph machine, sold for OVER $6.000 EACH!

      THE SLOTHS was one of the many teenage bands in the ‘60s playing the infamous Sunset Strip circuit. Their line-up was comprised of 5 teenage boys; students at Beverly Hills High and drop-outs. Rehearsing in their families garages, they practiced songs by British bands that inspired them: the Rolling Stones, the Yardbirds and the Who, as well as American Rhythm & Blues musicians, such as: Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley and Muddy Waters. The band quickly garnered a staunch following.

      THE SLOTHS recorded two original songs for Impression Records: MAKIN’ LOVE and YOU MEAN EVERYTHING TO ME, but were told they were too loud and brash for standard radio airwaves. Shopping the records themselves to local radio stations earned them some decent airplay and they began procuring opening gigs for such bands as: THE DOORS, IRON BUTTERFLY, PINK FLOYD and THE ANIMALS.

      After several changes of lead singers, the band hooked up with singer, TOMMY McLOUGHLIN, and taking on a new moniker, began performing as the MAY WINES. Mentor, FRANK ZAPPA, occasionally sat in gigs on guitar. In 1968, with parental demands, the chaos of adolescence and pending adulthood, they disbanded to pursue college and life.

      In 2011, THE SLOTHS’ original lead guitarist, now lawyer, Jeff Briskin, hired a detective to locate his former band-mates. Two of the original members have unfortunately passed away, but augmented by a couple of able ‘young’ musicians, The SLOTHS are now Revived and Revitalized over 40 years later. A contemporary cult following has emerged, possibly generated by the reissue of MAKIN’ LOVE on the Crypt Records compilation Back From Grave (V2) and a cover recorded by Chicago’s Garage Punk band, THE GORIES.

      THE SLOTHS have elevated themselves back into public cognizance, and are back performing a relentless tide of defiant, soul-shattering Garage Rock at clubs nationwide… and on Saturday, September 24th at 10pm you can catch them at Finn McCool’s Irish Pub in Santa Monica. NO COVER CHARGE!


      GARAGE ROCK - Both a style of music - loud, fast, anti-social Rock 'N Roll - as well as the venue at which it could be heard. Garage Rock is a prelude to the Punk Rock movement of the ‘70s (the JAM, the STRANGLERS, IGGY POP, PATTI SMITH), although Garage bands eschewed auditoriums, stadiums , pop record labels and feature articles in NME. Favoring small venues, they were in it for the music, Man!

      Each decade, revivalists gave versions of Garage Rock another whirl, trying their best to sound like it was 1966 again, gathering up vintage equipment, clothing and trying their utmost to imitate the sound and look of their '60s counterparts. What they forgot to adopt was the rejection of seeking fame and fortune and most rapidly faded into obscurity. In the 2000s bands like the STROKES (NY, US) the HIVES (Sweden), the WHITE STRIPES (Detroit, US), BLACK LIPS (Georgia, US) and the late JAY REATARD of the REATARDS (Tennessee, US) emerged, gaining mainstream appeal and commercial airplay, something that had eluded garage rock bands of the past.


      About FINN McCOOL'S IRISH PUB: The Irish Herald says, “The moment you walk through the doors of Finn McCool’s Irish Pub in Santa Monica, you hear the racing clip of fresh Irish accents from [the] bar and wait staff [who are] bantering with each other as they serve an assortment of Irish fayre and beverages to satisfied customers smitten by the ambiance of genuine Irish charm”.

      Music plays a key role amongst the Irish and LA Magazine rated the Sunday Night Traditional Irish Music as the “Best Irish Music in Los Angeles”. Known for showcasing talented professional and up-and-coming performers almost every night, Finn McCool’s Irish Pub also hosts weekly Team Trivia.

      Finn McCool's features 17 draught beers, over 200 whiskeys from all over the globe, a full bar and an impressive cocktail and wine list - and extended Happy Hours. The menu runs the gamut from Traditional Irish Boxty’s and Irish Potato Skins featured on The Travel Channel’s PUB PARADISE, to fresh salmon. They also feature an extensive Vegetarian and Vegan Menu to delight the most healthy or socially conscious palette.

      The authentic Irish ambiance is enhanced by its vintage memorabilia, exquisite Celtic carvings and hand painted murals depicting the legendary Irish warrior, Fionn MacCumhail. Many of the staff originally hails from Ireland, helping preserve the very essence of Ireland and making one truly feel back in the Old Country.

      Cost: Free - Nightlife, Performing Arts, Irish, Irish Bar, Irish Pub, Happy Hour, Singles, Santa Monica Neighborhood, Beer, Guinness, Live Music, Live Bands, PR/Media Director: Annie McGinn Nisbet Annie Nisbet

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