Did You Know SSMF Addition

I was inspired by Nic’s frequent “Did You Know” on twitter – so on the heals of the SSMF fest – check out these sweet little facts about the stars of our shows!

JUNE 27, 2008
Tickets HERE!

1) Hot Hot Heat – Did You Know?

– The band cites The Clash and Elvis Costello as main influences.

– Before HHH formed, lead man Steve toured with Roxy fav IMA ROBOT

2) The Shys – Did You Know?

– They used to be called “The Gun Shys”

– Jack White, The Beatles, and Johnny Cash are major influences.

3) The Deadly Syndrome – Did You Know?

– Conveniently, they are one of Steve from HHH’s favorite bands!

– Signed to Dim Mak records, headed by our pal Steve Aoki…who of
course has brought us some pretty rad shows, like MSTRKRFT

JUNE 28, 2008
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1) The 88- Did You Know?

– Prime time favorites! The 88 has had tracks appear on How I Me Your Mother, The OC, One Tree Hill, Grey’s Anatomy, You Me And Dupree, and commercials for both Target and Sears.

-How’d they get their name? “88 keys on the piano….88 constellations in the sky….the infinity sign….the most auspicious number in China….88 mph to get Back To The Future…88 cities in Los Angeles…a great French Kicks song. Welcome to the world of The 88.”

2) Derby -Did You Know?

-From Portland, OR – hope they’re ready for the LA sun!

-In 2005 alone, they shared the stage with – Decemberists, Cake, Magic Numbers, British Sea Power, the Posies, the Minus Five, Robyn Hitchcock, Robbers on High Street, Youth Group, Stars of Track & Field, Violent Femmes, Imperial Teen, Badly Drawn Boy, and Rogue Wave,

3) Satisfaction– Did You Know?
– Last year, we fell in love with this band when they opened for ROONEY during one of their shows during the Roxy residency.

-Some of their favorite bands: Blonde Redhead, The Like, Dusty Rhodes and the River Band, My Morning Jacket & Scissor Sisters.

See you all at the Festival!

SSMF Lineup