The Ataris & The Queers

The Ataris & The Queers

Harmful if Swallowed

Fri, August 4, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Saint Rocke

Hermosa Beach, CA


This event is 21 and over

This is a General Admission ticket. It does not guarantee seating.

For seating upgrades, please call 310-372-0035

The Ataris
The Ataris
The Ataris are four friends creating words and music in the basements and dive bars of the world, while young souls pile into the microphone and spill beer into our effects pedals.

Honest stories and organic sounds, chock full of heart, sincerity and beautiful mistakes. Played loud and recorded to analog tape.

Sixteen years of traveling the world, several broken down vans and five full length studio albums. The Ataris album "So Long, Astoria" included the tracks "In This Diary" and "The Saddest Song" and sold upwards of 850,000 copies earning the band it's first gold record.

The Ataris' singer/songwriter Kristopher Roe released his first full length solo acoustic album "Hang Your Head in Hope" in November 2011.

All songs were recorded in one take, no edits, no overdubs, using vintage 1940's ribbon microphones and a 1948 Gibson J-45 guitar.
The album contains familiar tracks stripped down as well as a several brand new songs which will later appear on The Ataris forthcoming
album "The Graveyard of the Atlantic" in actual full band arrangements.

"Hang Your Head in Hope" is available FREE of charge only from The Ataris' Bandcamp page. Donations are welcome and very much appreciated.

The Ataris are currently finishing up vocals for their new album "The Graveyard of the Atlantic" Two brand new tracks from the album are available also available exclusively on our Bandcamp page. The album will be released on the Gainesville, Florida label Paper + Plastick. An actual release date will be announced here once the vocals have been completed and the remaining songs are mixed.

That is ALL.

Thank you. See you all on tour.
The Queers
The Queers
We've been playing music and touring all over the world for almost 30 years now. We released a few records for Lookout! Records in the early 90s and then had a terrible stint with Hopeless in the late 90s. I don't think they wanna see us and we definitely don't wanna see them. Then we released one more record with Lookout! but afterwards switched to our favorite record label we've ever had, Asian Man Records. All this while touring a bunch. We'll see you soon, we're The Queers.
Harmful if Swallowed
Harmful if Swallowed
There are some who believe that nothing really lasts in Los Angeles.

That it's a place for temporary and transient art, music and people.

It's probably a good time for them to listen to Harmful if Swallowed.

Born, raised, bred and inspired in LA, Harmful if Swallowed is explosive proof that yes, a killer punk bandcan grow up and evolve into a killer rock band.

For singer/guitarist Greg Martin, singer/bassist Carlos Nieto and drummer Jay Pinfold the goal is refreshingly simple and clear: preserve the punk attitude but wrap it around big, bold, unforgettable hooks that simultaneously grab both your heart and your brain.

And maybe a few other places too.

The smart, incisive lyrics reflect the fact that these guys have never stopped paying attention over the years. They get the joke and they're more than happy to let you in on it. And they cut their teeth way back when dodging spit and beer bottles which does more to polish performers than most probably realize.

But they survived the scene that many bands never made it out of and when you listen to the music today it's clear that there's a good reason for that.

Just listen to the folks over at KROQ FM. They've long understood that this band matters so they've always made a home for them there.

Then just listen to the new music.

Songs like Blame, Forever and Sleepless are sparkling examples of modern rock that makes total sense. The edge that you feel is the real deal, honed over the years rather than created by a committee. But as good as the music sounds; as fresh and modern and triumphant and soaring and biting and addicting and provoking and exciting as it all is - it's not just the music that makes Harmful if Swallowed so special.

It's the attitude behind the music.

That's what the X factor is. That's the curveball. You can't fake having been there and that's what makes this music so real. The punk history is sweetly layered through every new cut; baked in just as it should be.

But the bold modern edge is all new and all ready for the real world.

They have re-engineered and re-invented themselves. They are the evolution of classic, melodic punk.

There are some things that last in Los Angeles. And one of the best things is Harmful if Swallowed
Venue Information:
Saint Rocke
142 Pacific Coast Highway
Hermosa Beach, CA, 90254