Four years ago, two very young men set down a cheap low wattage amp and a cardboard drum kit at the corner at 16th & Mission in San Francisco, and unleashed a sound that tore down the streets, bent over the hills, ran with the cables underneath the surface of the road and horrified the minds of anyone who heard it. They were called The Ferocious Few and the sound they had made would soon become a living legend, woven into the tapestry of San Francisco as much as the fog horns of the Golden Gate bridge or the trams rattling up and down the town.
Their name was simple and descriptive, they WERE Ferocious and they were few. In fact they were just two: Francisco Fernandez: a half crazed and vicious human being, raised by the carnival-esque cast of a moving theatre company and fired from every job he had ever been given, and Daniel Aguilar: a sensitive soul who disguised this aspect of himself by playing drums as if he was glued to his stool and his underwear filled with flesh eating ants. When the two took to the streets again, lightning struck them metaphorically, literally and figuratively; Fernandez’ amp blew apart, and, at that moment, he became the living embodiment of American traditional musical history, as relayed by an angry robot staring at the ruins of a digital city. The people came in droves, and pretty soon the police were hunting them down for creating a sizable disturbance, but The Few didn’t care, they were outlaws of love and the sonic boom. Quickly signed up by Birdman Records, their stunning debut album, ‘Juices’ is released today.
MAY 1 – THE FIRE ESCAPE - SACRAMENTO, CA
MAY 3 – HAVANA SOCIAL CLUB – SEATTLE, WA**
MAY 4 – HOLOCENE, - PORTLAND, OR**
MAY 5 – CAFÉ DU NORD – SAN FRANCISCO, CA (CD RELEASE PARTY)**
MAY 6 – 3 CLUBS – LOS ANGELES, CA**
MAY 8 – BAR PINK – SAN DIEGO, CA**
MAY 9 – ARUBA HOTEL – LAS VEGAS, CA**
MAY 10 – LES DEUX – LOS ANGELES, CA
MAY 12 – CAL STATE FULLERTON – FULLERTON, CA (NOON SHOW)
MAY 12 – BAR PINK – SAN DIEGO, CA
MAY 26 – MILK BAR – SAN FRANCISCO, CA
** THE RUMBLE SHOWS – FREE WITH RSVP