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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

The Return of the Vivisectors to Worcester! April 26 2013!

Visiting from Russia, The Vivisectors bring Gulag Tunes from their homeland to Worcester. This is the fourth time The Vivisectors have brought their amazing gulag surf sounds to this country and the third time playing at Beatnik’s. Combining sunny surf music and chthonic Russian prison songs while exploring the dark side of rock’n’roll.

Opening will be NH’s Caught Flies. Four dudes from three New England states inspired to make loud, catchy, timeless rock and roll songs you can sing and dance to, drink to, fight to, drive very fast to (though don’t blame us for the trouble you get into). They don’t dress up pretty, don’t wear matching uniforms, don’t look the part at all and don’t plan to.

Snowed out last time at Beatnik’s The Numbskulls are a four piece neo-traditionalist punk rock band from Worcester, Ma. They have slept at your house, taken you naked swimming, gotten you drunk, toured the country, made your ears bleed, got you to start your first band, given you tons of free shows, played in your basement, put out 5 of your favorite records, and voted by you Best Punk Rock Band every year since they started this crazy trip.

Something for everyone. PUNK, PSYCHOBILLY, & BLACK METAL SURF! Three bands only $6!

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


Sean Kershaw and the Terrible Two bring hi octane honky tonk home when they come to New England for a 4-day tour from November 16 – 20.

11/16 – Radio, 379 Somerville Ave., Somerville, MA
11/17 – Mad Bobs Saloon,324 Lincoln St., Manchester, NH
11/18 – Vincents Bar, 49 Suffolk St., Worcester, MA
11/19 – The Hessian Lion, 10 East Main St., Avon, CT

Every show is an adventure when Sean’s behind the mic!

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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 an and folks gotta get fed.

Tsunami of Sound and Thee Icepicks from Portland ME
September 1 at Beatnik’s
doors at 8:30 pm – show at 9 pm
$6 or $5 w/ non-perishable food donation

Show to benefit SHS, Strangers Helping Strangers, located in Worcester

Big thanks to TOS for opening the show and being such wonderfully loving and talented guys and Beatnik’s for being such fine hosts!

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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

ATTACKS Worcester on Thursday May 19th.

Worcester has never seen anything like this before!

Who is the Daikaiju??? Premium action heroes deliver most high rocket music! Special reverb skill combo for full impact! Loud sonic boom for earful pleasure! Beautiful radiation of hyper-dimensional springy sound creates divine psychic wind for your special defense! (

Tsunami of Sound plays Huge surf- inspired instrumentals that will make your head shake and your feet move.The music they create is inspired by the Ventures,Los Straitjackets,Link Wray,the Fathoms,Laika and the Cosmonauts. (



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.

Jeff Potter makes his debut appearance at Nick’s in Worcester, MA.

Thursday, February 10 at 9:00pm
Nick’s Bar and Restaurant 124 Millbury Street, Worcester, MA

Northampton native, Jeff Potter has performed throughout the country with the Lustre Kings who have backed the First Lady of Rockabilly Wanda Jackson at least 200 times over the years. Now he brings his solo show to Worcester. Let’s make him feel welcome!

9 pm and No Cover!!

Blue Suede News says ” Here’s my favorite new CD for this issue! There have been several others I liked a lot, but having seen both Jeff and his wife Betsy-Dawn Williams at the Rockabilly Ball last year primed me for this. Potter’s an all-around musician, playing piano, drums, organ and some lead guitar on his new CD, as well as writing and singing all 15 songs. “

Feb. 5 and Feb 6  grab yer’ cowboy boots & yer’ fav-or-ite cowgirl as Sean Kershaw and the New Jack Ramblers play all nite long. The finest purveyors of honky tonk return to Vincents Bar in Worcester on Friday Feb 5 and then off to The Stonewall Tavern with the Electric Trains in Mansfield on Feb 6 to warm you up with the hottest twaang Brooklyn has to offer!

Don’t miss two great nights of Americana Music.

You can also pick up your very own copy of the band’s debut CD “Coney Island Cowboy”! It’ll be almost as fun fun as bringing the whole band home with you. For more shows, info, pics, to buy the CD or if yer just a bit bored check out the web site:

Sean Kershaw  & the New Jack Ramblers @ Vincents Worcester MA

Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers @ The Stonewall Tavern Mansfield, CT