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Francisco The Man

Francisco The Man

Pop Los Angeles, CA  US

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  • Sat

    Mar 28

    Vancouver, BC, CA | 7:00pm
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  • Sat

    May 9

    Birmingham, UK | 7:30pm
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  • Tue

    May 12

    Guildford, UK | 8:00pm

    Bad//Dreems -+ Francisco The Man Time: 19:00Price: 5adv.Entry: 18+Room: Main Room QR Code Adelaide. Theres no time to wallow in the mire.If you do youre just gonna get sucked away. Sucked up north through the citys decaying fringe, past the closed Mitsubishi plant, past Snowtown, past Port Augusta and into the dry red nothingness.Bad//Dreems know this. Thats why they got together the summer before last, sweating out their hangovers in a warehouse next to the West End Brewery. Sure the trams stopped here in 1958 (cf. M. Easton 2013), sure venues keep closing, sure the good bands keep leaving for Melbourne and sure, you gotta keep paying the bills. But just have a bloody crack and then keep on chooglin (CCR 1967).Then again, you scratch the surface here and you find another world, far removed from the leafy inner suburbs. From the port with its decaying factories and rusty Chinese tankers to the forgotten northern fringe with its salt plains and dilapidated greenhouses. The empty jail on the edge of the city. A decade long bikie war. The Family. This is the weird murder capital. The weed capital. Badlands.It is this world, constructed or not, that Ben Marwe (vocals, guitar), Alex Cameron (guitar), James Bartold (bass) and Miles Wilson (drums) attempt to capture. A sound, which draws from the Australian underground of the late 70s and 80s, while also taking cues from US indie outsiders like The Replacements and Wipers. Mundane meets morbid; the humdrum meets the horror; nostalgia meets nightmare. Big dreams meet bad dreams.Despite the darkness and neuroses that Badlands explores, there remains a stoic optimism. You cant afford to wallow here. Times might be bad but theres something better around the corner. The schooners still half full. PRAISE FOR BAD//DREEMS:Sleeves torn off their shirts, workman boots scuffed and throats sore from warm booze and ripping through their belting choruses. That's what makes Bad Dreems so good. Triple JThe new Bad//Dreems song Dumb Ideas is Aussie pub rock garage at its best. Really good! Zan Rowe, Triple J"Dumb Ideas, an electrified, ambivalent, passive-aggressive fuck you that immediately inserts itself into the canon alongside Which Way To Go (Eddy Current Suppression Ring) and Really In Love (Royal Headache)". - Rip It Up MagazineContinuing to divide audiences with their power garage rock and choice of covers (My Pal), we are firmly in the pro-camp. Andrew Mast, The Music We didn't know much about Bad//Dreems when we walked into Ric's Bar but we were big fans by the time we left. Channel VThis band gets a lot of old school Aus rock comparisons, but theyre way more than just conduits for the unearned nostalgia of 20 year olds; theyre one of the strongest bands in the country right now. - Who The Hellall I know is what I hear and I hear goodness. - Weekly Tape Deck There are still outsiders in Australia, still parts of the country that escape our attempts to tame it - Adam Curley, Street Press Australia One of our favourite global bands Doubtful Sounds He may be yearning for the dark and dreary, but this is just sparkling and excellent pop." - Mess + Noise Their stage presence is so grungey, so sleazy, so badarse and so apathetic; it's fantastic! 4ZZZ Bad/Dreems isnt just another Adelaide band; they represent the melodic, the tough and the spirited of that much-maligned city - Patrick Emery - The Brag/Beat The sunburnt ginger in me loves this record as much as the hipster. - Soundly Sounds I'm going to say it here and now these guys were the highlight of the first night of BIGSOUND. AAA Backstage Adelaides Bad//Dreems are on the up, and with a huge local following already achieved within the first year. - Tonedeaf

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    May 28

    Bristol, BST, UK | 8:00pm
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    Jul 30

    Cumbria, UK | 7:00pm
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