Tonight: Crocodiles / Beaten Awake / Dirty Sweet

23 06 2009


Tonight’s Beachland show features two San Diego bands: Crocodiles and Dirty Sweet; and Beaten Awake, hailing from the humble town of Kent, Ohio.  Between the three of them, you’ve got a brief parallel history of rock from, say, the late 60s to late 70s.  Call it an overview of a ten-year stylistic tumble, from Crocodiles’ late 70s robot-punk dance-offs, to the lusty odes from the mouths 0f dudes in denim, which is Dirty Sweet’s nod to what many call “Southern Rock“.  Throw in Beaten Awake, whose hungover folk tunes resembles the “Basement Tapes” shambliness, and voila! you’ll never have to read a history book again.

Here’s a link to Beaten Awake audio online.  Tucked down below is some footage from a Cleveland gig backing up Daniel Johnston:

Daniel Johnston and Beaten Awake, “Casper the Friendly Ghost”

Dirty Sweet throws down a little ditty called “Baby Come Home” that shows they can go from the outhouse to the roadhouse, no problem at all.:

Dirty Sweet, “Baby Come Home”

and last but not least, the Crocodiles with a herky-jerky video that goes well with their stop-motion sound.  The tune is “Neon Jesus”:


Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to FurlAdd to Newsvine




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: