Warm Soda threaten suburbs with late-’70s, early-’80s style hijinx, Prefontaine mustaches


I’m almost, just almost at the point in my life where I would be too cynical for this one, but fuck it. References and derivations be damned, Warm Soda’s video “Jeanie Loves Pop” is fun as hell and isn’t that why rock and roll was invented in the first place? In their Twisted Sister meets Footloose meets Rock’n’Roll High School video, teenage rebellion is expressed in the form of young Jeanie putting on a record which in turn inspires a rock’n’roll rebellion. The demons cannot be exorcised, the Man cannot hold her down, and a gorilla with a guitar is ready to party. Also, massive bonus points for the white Ovation Breadwinner played by singer Matthew Melton.

Oakland’s Warm Soda — led by Melton whose head/facial hair arrangement is one part genius, one part “where the fuck does this guy work?” — was formed from the ashes of garage rock band Bare Wires. Their debut album Someone For You was released on Castle Face Records (White Fence, Thee Oh Sees) and is described by Melton as “lo fi glam garage pop.”

Live dates:
6/27/2013 – San Francisco
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
w/ Midnite Snaxxx, Primitive Hearts, The Wild One
More info and tickets here

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