Burger Records Showcase


Apache, Plastic Pinks

Sun · August 16, 2015

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is all ages

AJ Davila is known as the bassist of the acclaimed Puerto Rican garage rock band Davila 666, with whom he recorded two albums and toured the world. In 2011, the band decided to take a break, but AJ kept moving, and began working on his own project. His debut solo album, 'Terror Amor,' was released via Nacional Records on 2014 and has gotten major buzz from Pitchfork, Spin, VICE, NPR, CMJ, Brooklyn Vegan, KEXP, and more. The album features collaborations with Cole Alexander of the Black Lips, Sergio Rotman of Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Fofe Abreu of Circo, and Davila 666 bandmate Johnny Otis Davila. Later that same year, Davila released a second album, 'Beibi' via Burger Records.

AJ Davila's solo project brings together the guitar-fuzz of '60s garage, the raw energy of 70's punk and the irrepressibly catchy choruses of 80's pop, a combination that Pitchfork described as "the balance between sweetness and distortion."
Apache is a freewheeling rock n' roll collective. While SF fixtures Carlos Palacios and Omar Hernandez are the only constants in the group, the duo is always surrounded by a top-tier lineup of denim-clad misfits — including past and present members of The Cuts, Personal & The Pizzas, The Go, The Oh Sees and King Tuff. Since their shambolic first shows in 2005, the band has solidified their status as both a Bay Area institution and formidable international touring act.

Equally inspired by psychedelics and rock theatrics, the members of Apache skillfully recreate sounds from '70s subgenres like proto-punk and junkshop glam -- but with disregard for the hard-and-fast rules of tradition. Boasting hook-filled tunes like "Boys Life" and "Crystal Clear," the boys have had global success with tours that have taken them from tiny villages in Serbia to Black Sea cruises with The Misfits. Always committed to having a good time, the band has even been known to change the lyrics of their raunchy hit "Finger Banger" to the language of every country they enter on tour. The current lineup in particular, which features both a tireless frontman in Hernandez and an expert shredder in Nick Allen, consistently brings audiences to a frenzy — most notably at this year's Burger Boogaloo festival.

Over the years, the band has released two well-received albums, embarked on innumerable tours (including a recently completed Mexico stint), collaborated with New York's Daddy Long Legs and backed up Cherie Currie of the Runaways. A flagship Burger Records group, they've also enjoyed releases on Grazer, Douchemaster and Birdman Records. They've also inked licensing deals with Vogue, Kangol for Radio, Mog.com and, most fittingly, have enjoyed airplay on Alice Cooper's Evenings with Alice radio show. All this activity is in addition to the members' successful other projects — like Big Tits, Dancer, Slick! and Glitz. Currently, they are at work recording their third album Alcatraz — which is slotted for release next year on their own imprint King Rocker Records. In the meantime, they plan to tour heavily and ride Apache ride!

Current lineup:
Omar Hernandez - vocals
Carlos Palacios - bass
Nick Allen - lead guitar
Toni Lynn - rhythm guitar
Matt Costa - drums

Boomtown Gems LP (Birdman Records, 2007)
Radical Sabbatical LP (Burger Records, 2010)
"Boy's Life" 7" (Douchemaster Records, 2007)
"On the Outside" 7" (Savage Records, 2011)
"Civil Disobedience" 7" (Grazer Records, 2014)
Plastic Pinks
Plastic Pinks
Plastic Pinks is a South Florida "Miami" band that plays: Garage Rock, Rock & Roll, Garage Punk, Surf, Dirty Indie, Garage Pop, Rad City Sticky Pop. The group is composed of 5 guys that are ready to go all out for the love of having fun and making music that will incite you to forget it all and just burst out into your animal side. With the ever present Gang vocals, energetic riffs and drums that will change your heart rate and vocals that will penetrate your ears and make you scream for more, Plastic Pinks makes sure that you remember their name and their music. You won't be able to get their sticky and yet powerful melodies off of your mind. So be prepared for some moaning and screaming and the uncontrollable need to join in.
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110