Sunday, December 25, 2005

We love Death Angel, too

Not many people know this, but several of the Pants spent some of the "mystery years" in metal bands, and the whole band has been known to sneak out to shows by Tentatively Called Poop.

If you like Bay Area metal, you cannot go wrong with the legendary Death Angel - and apparently, they dig us, too.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Time to put up some demos

Well, we've got a few new songs - "Police Cars", "Valerie N.", and "Summer's Promise".

I think I'm going to put up links to the demo versions so everyone can check them out and comment.

Also working on some other secret stuff and learning to use some of these "modern" synthesizers.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Photos from the Show

Thanks again to Mark J for his amazing photos.

I also made a major mistake and forgot to credit him and his PhotoBooth (tm) technology for the small modern photos of us inside the back cover of the CD!

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Naked Eyes and CDs

To everyone who showed up - We hope you had as much fun as we did. To those that didn't, here's what you missed:

This past Sunday saw the earth-shattering release of "Life, Style..." after 20 years.

Special thanks to the Red Devil Lounge for having us, and Naked Eyes for sharing the stage.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Our Next Gig and a New Song!

Well, aside from the October 15 gig at El Rio, we have some other exciting news to share!

We are tentatively confirmed for an October 23 gig with NAKED EYES.

Seriously. Naked Friggin' Eyes. Details coming soon.

We will be debuting our new song "Summer's Promise".

See you soon!

Sunday, September 04, 2005

You can't stop The Pants!

This is typical for the music business. Last week, at the last minute, our Cherry Bar gig was cancelled. Nobody's fault. It just happens. But The Pants cannot be stopped.

We found a different venue - the San Francisco Motorcycle Club. And we rocked our devoted fans. We even played them a new song - "Police Cars". Like all of our non-club venues, we were concerned about the sound. And unjustly so - it sounded great. A small, intimate show for about 50-60 people.

We raised several hundred dollars for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Thank you, fans.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

CHERRY BAR, September 3rd (Saturday Night)

Fans and Friends!
Due your spectacular turnout last month and our stunning performance, we have been invited back to the Cherry Bar as the main feature! Get out your calendars:
Saturday, September 3rd, 10:00 pm
Sid Luscious & The Pants
The Cherry Bar!
917 Folsom St. (5th & Folsom)
San Francisco, CA
(415) 974-1585
We will be debuting another new song: "Police Cars". It is our plan to play a new song at every single show from now on, given our smashing success last month rolling out "Valerie N".

You bring your friends, we'll bring the MAXIMUM NEW WAVE! See you Saturday!

Friday, August 12, 2005

We like bicycles almost as much as Kraftwerk does

We have our next gig:
October 15, 2005, 4:00 pm
Benefit for San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
El Rio (

3158 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA

Sid Luscious & the Pants
On the patio, $7-$10
We are playing with some other great bands. Details to follow. But you should definitely be there - El Rio has a great backyard!

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Cherry Bar Rocked!

Once again The Pants proved to me why it was worth returning to the stage. Our recent gig at Cherry Bar was great. For a stealth/surprise show, we had tremendous turn-out. So much so that the club wants us to come back and headline (watch this space for news about that!).

Iran Narges took some great photos of us in action. Check them out at Kodak/Ofoto.

We debuted a new song - "Valerie N". I'm on a bit of a songwriting tear and am just trying to get them all demo-ed up as fast as possible. Already have another new one the band is rehearsing for our next show!

Monday, July 25, 2005

Next Show: August 4th, Cherry Bar

Sid Luscious and The Pants are playing San Francisco!

August 4th
Cherry Bar
917 Folsom St, San Francisco, 94107 - (415) 974-1585
Doors open at 8:30

We are playing as the special guests of Silence Is Safety. At present, it is unclear when we are actually going to take the stage - the smart money is on either 9 pm or 11 pm.

You will be there, because you need MAXIMUM NEW WAVE!

Valerie N.

Tonight I am going to teach the band a new song called "Valerie N." It is about someone I knew a long time ago. Names have been changed to protect the not-so-innocent. This is a strong contender as the lead-off single from our next album, which should be done before the end of the year.

In other news, "Life, Style" is in final stages of production. We should have copies in our hot little hands soon.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Radio Achewood!

Unbelievably, two of the tracks from the forthcoming re-release of our 1984 album "Life, Style" are in rotation over at Radio Achewood!

Achewood is one of the reasons everyone needs the Internet. I read it daily. Because you're hip and cool (you're reading this!), I'm sure you do, too. If not, go!

We are grateful to the talented Mr. Onstad for his attention. He has made me smile almost every day since I discovered his little world. I am very happy that our 20-year old songs entertain him.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

The next album!

Now that The Pants are back together and regularly rehearsing, our thoughts turn to new material. You heard it here first - we are working on a new album!

I already have about 6 songs in various stages of completion. More details coming soon, but we aren't just digging up the old songs - we're writing new ones!

Saturday, June 04, 2005

The Morning After

I just want to thank all our fans for coming down to the Red Devil Last night. Thanks also to Notorious and the Red Devil Lounge for giving us the opportunity.

There were in excess of 100 people at the club when we started and I have no idea how many more by the time we finished. The Pants played great.

Photos and more up soon, and watch this space for info about our next gig!

Monday, May 02, 2005

I can't play bass

Most of the Pants keep a low profile these days. Most of them have jobs, and most of them aren't very exciting.

The Pants are a large band - we have 6 people in the band, not including our various handlers, techs, roadies, managers, etc. As a result, frequently we are short one member. Sometimes we can get by, sometimes not. Nemo was out of town over the weekend and that meant I had to pick up the bass duties.

I have never been much of a bass player to begin with. On top of that, these songs were written a long time ago and I didn't even write many of the bass parts. Long story short: My fingers hurt today.

That said, I did a half-decent job of playing bass and singing at the same time. Maybe it's time for a Sid solo album...

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

A typical rehearsal

Just finished a typical rehearsal with The Pants. Some choice moments:
  • The intense sound vibrations from our maximum new wave caused a beverage to upend itself into Nemo's bass rig. This was an emergency.
  • The mighty low-end issuing from Max Rhino's synthesizer overheated the coils of our PA speakers, filling the room with the lovely smell of burning wires. Not an emergency, no flames visible.
  • T What? spent a majority of the rehearsal perched on his guitar amp, preparing for a giant "rock jump".
  • Practice actually started about 30 minutes after we had planned on starting
  • Discussion of possible Berlin gig
  • Candy and booze
And of course, we alternated between brilliance and near-chaos, like a limousine fishtailing down an icy road.

I love these guys. It's good to be back.

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Blog back up and running

After many disasters, the blog is back up and on-line! I will be fillin' in some of the goings-on over the next few days. If I can figure out how to do it, maybe the other guys will post some tidbits, too.