||SF Bay Area: The Aquamen to reunite for show on Saturday 4/15!!
Joined: Mar 26, 2002
From: Sunnycupertoga, CA
|Posted: 2006-04-12 10:45 am  Permalink|
After having disappeared for 5 years, the Aquamen have resurfaced! (har)
The Masters of Surf Intoxica, as they bill themselves... with songs named after tropical drinks. (Their liner notes thank Otto, the Tonga Room, and Trader Vic's Bar Guide, incidentally.)
Their comeback show is this Saturday, 4/15, at Bottom of the Hill. Picture of flyer attached, and details are below. They're also at http://www.myspace.com/theaquamen
I'm so excited!!
San Francisco, April 6, 2005
THE AQUAMEN TO REUNITE AFTER BEING RESCUED FROM HIDDEN ISLAND
[Aquatuga, off the coast of Fiji, AP]
When legendary masters of surf intoxica The Aquamen signed up for a
glass bottomless boat tour of the San Francisco Bay in 1966, they were
supposed to return that evening to play the 2nd Annual Don Knotts
Festival of Clams. They never showed up.
The Coast Guard was called out, but called off the search after weeks
of searching in vain for the group. San Francisco shut down for a week
while dignitaries arrived from all over the globe to pay homage to the
band, whom Charles De Gaulle once called "Les Grands Musiciens De
Forty years later, a location scouting crew for TV's Survivor found the
band (well, most of them anyway) living on a tiny island in the South
Pacific. "We were totally shocked," said Tim Ty Burgess, associate
producer. "They had built this little city out of sand, sticks and
monkey fur. They were still wearing their trademark blue sharkskin
suits with ties, and reeked of rum."
To celebrate their return, they're playing their first show in years at
BOTTOM OF THE HILL on SATURDAY, APRIL 15.
So what happened?
"El Capitan" Mike explains:
"Wow. Well, let's see... the bottomless boat pretty much sank, but
luckily Turtle "1st Engineer" Meuniot had smuggled several barrels of
rum on board with him, so we floated around on those for a few days.
Then we were captured by a Australian pirates for awhile, who turned
out to be huge fans and offered us a ride home. Unfortunately they had
a terrible sense of navigation and dropped us off in what they thought
was Florida, but turned out to be Antarctica. We befriended a bunch of
hyper intelligent emperor penguins and lived in peace and harmony until
First Mate Srini fell in love with the daughter of the chief penguin,
and we had to leave in somewhat of a hurry. We rode a chunk of ice into
the Bermuda Triangle, where we met a bunch of Sea Monkeys who showed
Cabin Boy Vic the fabled 'Lost Chord of Atlantis' (Fm6#11sus4, if
you're wondering). Then we somehow ended up on our little island. We
survived on rum, coconuts, and more rum." In true Aquamen fashion he
concluded "Needless to say, we're a little sick of rum so we're looking
forward to enjoying some gin & tonics, martinis, and manhattans!"
Seven members of the group disappeared on that fateful day in 1966, but
the rescuers only found six Aquamen living on the island.
"We'll miss Matt 'Poop Deck' Harris. He was a tasty percussionist,"
remarked Ensign Nat, picking his teeth with a bone toothpick. "Very
AQUAMEN REUNION 2006
Saturday April 15th
Uni and her Ukelele
$8, 21+, Doors at 9, show at 10pm
Bottom of the Hill
1233 17th Street (17th @ Missouri)
San Francisco, CA 94107
Joined: Aug 10, 2004
|Posted: 2006-04-13 7:05 pm  Permalink|
Sounds like it's going to be a swinging shindig man.
Wish Gas wasn't so damn much I'd come up from So. Cal. to see that fo sho.
Good to hear you guys reunited. Is this a permanent thing?
Joined: Jul 08, 2003
|Posted: 2006-04-21 2:27 pm  Permalink|
I saw Mig there. Who woudda thunk it. The Aquamen are an awesome band and Polkacyde...wow weeeeee!
Joined: Aug 10, 2004
|Posted: 2006-04-21 3:43 pm  Permalink|
Review of the show please???