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Vivisectors Gulag Tunes

After a brief hibernation to recharge their batteries The Vivisectors come back in the Spring with a vengeance. The band will be traveling far and wide bringing their psychedelia-surf to you. Check out the dates below and stop back frequently as we book more and more.

March 10 – Spike Hill, 186 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn – Vivisectors with Double Down and Dead Flowers – doors at 7:30 No Cover!!!

March 17 – Sidewalk NYC, 94 Avenue A in the East Village, Vivisectors play at 10 pm, More bands TBA,

April 12 – Two Boots, Bridgeport – SURF NITE! Vivisectors with Commercial Interruption and The Clams. 9 pm No Cover!!

April 13, The Elm Bar, 372 Elm St. New Haven CT – The Vivisectors at 9 pm with bands Dirt Worshipper and Goat Herder Cover $3

April 26 – Beatniks, Park St., Worcester, MA – Vivisectors with the Caught Flies and the Numbskulls 9 pm, $6 cover

April 27 – Bayside Bowl,58 Alder St., Portland, ME – THE VIVISECTORS RETURN TO ROCK THE ‘BOWL!! The Vivisectors, Thee Ice Picks and one more surprise guest!

May 5 – The Instro Summit at the Casbah, 1000 Main St., Durham, NC
The Vivisectors closed down the infamous instro-summit Sunday at midnight. $12 Day/$24 Weekend Pass

August 10 – Roxy n’ Dukes, Dunellen, NJ The Vivisectors with Plato Zorba more details TBA

Vivisectors Gulag Tunes

The Vivisectors’ Gulag Tunes live concert tour dates – Tour starts at Otto’s on Dec. 1 at Unsteady Freddie’s Surf Shindig and ends when they leave the US bleeding from our collective ears!

This is the third time The Vivisectors have brought their amazing gulag surf sounds to this country, the first time being in 2009. Below is a list of shows that will be updated as we book more:

Dec. 1, 2012 – Otto’s Shrunken Head, w. 14th St, NYC Vivisectors at Midnight with the Gay Intruders, Flesh & the Matt Rae Trio

Dec. 22, 2012 – Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave., Worcester 9 pm with TBA

Jan. 3, 2013 – The Church of Boston, 69 Kilmarnock Street Boston with Tsunami of Sound 9 pm

Jan. 5, 2013 – The Elm Bar, 372 Elm Street New Haven, CT with TBA 9 pm

Jan. 11, 2013 – Two Boots, 281 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 with TBA 8 pm

Jan. 26, 2012 – Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder Street Portland, ME 4th annual ‘Tiki Freakout’ with Thee Icepicks and the Evil Streaks

West Samoa Surfer LeagueWest Samoa Surfer League – A killer line up consisting of two Space Rangers (aka Daniel and Falko) all the way from Germany with Rattlesnake Ralph, from the NYC area band, The Octomen. There has never been a show like this before, better catch a wave on this side of the pond while it lasts.

Thursday April 12, 2012 9:00 pm
Elm Bar 372 Elm Street New Haven, CT 475.238.8529
$3.00 cover, 21+ with 9th Wave

Friday April 13, 2012 7:30 pm
Record Collector 358 Farnsworth Ave. Bordentown, NJ
$10 in advance, $12 at the door
All ages – Opening band TBA

Elm Bar New Haven

Join Sean Kershaw, the self proclaimed Coney Island Cowboy, as he brings the music and memories that make life worth living throughout the east coast. The night will be filled with original song and stories of life as seen through the eyes of a modern day troubadour. Spend the evening as if you were sitting around a campfire, enjoying a the cool evening air with close friends. Shows will begin promptly and end when Sean and his guests run out of stories to entertain and amuse.

Friday April 6, 2012
Elm Bar 372 Elm Street New Haven, CT
$3.00 cover, 21+ 475.238.8529

Wed May 2, 2012
The Dark Horse Tavern 12 Crane St. Southbridge, MA
FREE ! 21+ 8 pm

Thursday May 3, 2012
Cafe Nine 250 State St. New Haven, CT
$5.00 Cover, 21+ 203-789-8281




SURF FOR FOOD – The Loving Hearts Club Coast to Coast!

The Mighty Surf Lords from Reno, NV have cancelled their East Coast tour but the show must go and folks gotta get fed.

Join The Aquatudes ( with special guests 9th Wave (

Cafe 9 ( )
250 State St.
New Haven, CT

Doors at 8:30 , show at 9 pm.
Cover $6 or $5 w/ non-perishable food donation

Show to benefit DESK, the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen located in New Haven

Mighty Surf Lords: – The guitar and bass player from the Mighty Surf Lords founded the Loving Hearts Club in Reno, NV and routinely organize meals for the homeless. The band and I felt it would be a tremendously good idea to do this on the East Coast and we expect both shows, one in New Haven and the second in Worcester, to be quite successful. Here is a recent article about the band and The Loving Hearts Club:

Nonprofit serves up full Father’s Day feast for Reno’s needy

Wednesday August 31, 2011
The Mighty Surf Lords with special guests 9th Wave (
Cafe 9 ( )
250 State St.
New Haven, CT
Doors at 8:30 , show at 9 pm.
Cover $6 or $5 w/ non-perishable food donation
Show to benefit DESK, the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen located in New Haven

Thursday September 1, 2011
The Mighty Surf Lords with special guests Tsunami of Sound ( and Just added Thee Icepicks
Beatnik’s (
433 Park Street
Worcester, MA
Doors at 8:30, show at 9 pm
Cover $6 or $5 with w/ non-perishable food donation
Show to benefit SHS, Strangers Helping Strangers located in Worcester

SmokeStack and the Foothill Fury

invades Connecticut on April 19th at Cafe Nine ( 250 State Street New Haven, CT.

SmokeStack is the real deal, a vagabond minstrel, a one-man band, traveling the country with his plain and simple kick yer teeth in, self-styled punk-country-blues. He summons in equal parts the spirits of Son House and Joe Strummer, belting his raspy baritone over a furious slide guitar and a snare/bass drum rhythm section that he plays with his feet. A true DIY, he has crossed the 225,000 miles in almost 4 years mark….so pucker up and get a taste.

Check out this video from the Dive Bar in Worcester and then get yourself to New Haven for a real dose of authentic punk blues.

Здравствуйте, мои друзья (Hello My Friends!)
As some of you may know, The Vivisectors  ( are making a return visit to the US in the first half of May 2011. Lena Antipova, The Vivisectors head honcho and I have booked a few shows that I wanted to let you know about so you can mark the dates on yer ‘droids, crackberries, iDoodads, and even maybe write down on those things we call calendars.

Thursday May 5, 2011 Geno’s Rock Club ( 625 Congress St. Portland, ME
w/ Thee Icepicks ( and The Vampirates (

Friday May 6 at 12:00 PM RUSSIAN ROCKS! radio show WMPG 90.9 & 104.1 FM (

Friday May 6, 2011 Beatniks  ( 433 Park Ave Worcester, MA Doors $5, 21+
w/ SPF-4 ( This is the first time The Vivisectors have rocked in the Bay State. It will never be the same…and neither will you.

Saturday May 7 Knitting Factory Brooklyn (
Knitting Factory Brooklyn Presents: Gary LucasGods & Monsters w/ the Vivisectors. Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 7:30 PM $10.00 – $12.00

Wednesday May 11, 2011 Otto’s Shrunken Head ( 4-6pm *Rew & WhO?* ( ‘riZing starz & living legendz’  15 minutes of fame interviews watch LiVe…

Thursday May 12, 2011 Roxy & Dukes Rockabilly Roadhouse 745 Bound Brook Rd Dunnellen, NJ 21+ and doors at 8:30 pm w/ Daikaiju (

Friday May 13, 2011 Cafe Nine ( 250 State Street New Haven , CT 21+ and doors at 8:30 pm
w/ the North Shore Troubadours (

Saturday May 14, 2011 Charles Ave Cafe ( Marbles Mahoney Presents: The Happening 120 Woodbury Rd. Hicksville NY Doors $5, 21+ w/ Strange But Surf (

Just a hop, skip and a jump from the Hicksville Train station for you city folk. Always the second Saturday of the month…. it’s a happenin’ scene!

We are getting excited for a Russian Invasion and I know you are too. If you have show, a stage, a venue and you would like to welcome The Vivisectors to your ‘burg please holla at yer girl at and let’s do some surfin’, gulag-style! More details as we get them.

New Haven Advocate has chosen the Vivisectors 1st show in the States as essential viewing. Come to Cafe Nine and catch the first night of the The Vivisectors 2010 Tides of March tour! With 9th Wave and the North Shore Troubadours. Show starts at 9 pm.

Thursday night March 18th 2010

Come to Cafe Nine and catch the first night of the The Vivisectors 2010 Tides of March tour!
With 9th Wave and the North Shore Troubadours. Show starts at 9 pm.

A little bit about the bands:

The Vivisectors are one of a handful of Russian bands who are currently playing surf and instro. “Lo-fi Psychosurf band from Deep Russian Underground”! That’s how The Vivisectors are calling themselves. Guitarist Mike Antipow draws influence from Hank C. Burnette, Dick Dale, John Lee Hooker, Hubert Sumlin, but from all styles he prefers minimalistic and lo-fi.

9th Wave are CT’s premier hot rod surf-instro band and lead the way in innovative and creative powerhouse surf.

The North Shore Troubadours also hail from CT and are considered by many to be the best Prog-Surf Rock in the state.

This will be a once in a lifetime show and it should not be missed!

Duane Stomp – Vivisectors
Full Throttle – 9th Wave