Tag Archive | August 28th

Video Clip of The Week: Tijuana Panthers, “Front Window Down”



Making an appearance here on The Gig’s Video Clip of the Week for an unprecedented THIRD TIME (Woo!), Long Beach rock trio Tijuana Panthers serendipitously capture both the elation of the beginning of summertime, and the sweet melancholy of summer’s end, in their latest video for the sublime tune, “Front Window Down. I love this band.

Visually, this is a fun, no frills clip of the band “performing” a small living room, with super-imposed images of bassist/lead singer Daniel Michicoff rocking out on the vocals, sometimes with a cigarette nonchalantly dangling from the corner of his mouth. A wash of jangly, surf rock guitars buttressed by a viscerally sludgy bassline, this exuberant burst of aural energy takes me back to the surf-garage rock revival of late ’70s / early ’80s California, and it’s all good. “Front Window Down”comes from the band’s upcoming fourth album, Poster, which, perhaps appropriately, will arrive on August 28th (via Innovative Leisure), right in time to reflect on this summer and summers past. Enjoy!

Tijuana Panthers Press Photo 2015

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Happy Birthday, Hugh Cornwell!

Hugh Cornwell
“Shhh…Please Don’t Tell My Age.”

Hugh Cornwell of The Stranglers was born on this day, August 28th, in 1949! Hugh is currently in the process of re-releasing his download-only 2008 album, HOOVERDAM. Like all of Cornwell’s dozen or so post-Stranglers‘ solo efforts, HOOVERDAM is quite excellent and recommended listening. Favorite Stranglers song: “All Roads Lead To Rome.”