Last Wednesday we bid farewell to Ryan and our friends in the Hobo Banned, they will be out on a national tour until mid-April (check out their tour dates @ sgtdunbar.com). We thought that performing a 15 minute sock puppet interpretation of “Inception” would be the best way to send them off. Eh, there were probably better ways, but that’s all we could come up with. (Un)fortunately our friend Katie Broadwell caught most of it on video, thanks Katie! We also performed a handful of actual songs and a brand new jam “Big Apple 3 a.m.”, expect to hear that one at our next couple of shows… at which we will be mostly playing music. We’re looking forward to the rest of March and the start of some nice weather!
Well, 2010 it’s been a good one! We released our first full-length album, played about 25 shows, opened up for Titus Andronicus, and headlined the first night of the inaugural Restoration Festival. There were some zombies, some vampires, feline dictators, glow in the dark facepaint, lasers, and a big green monster. All in all, we had a heck of a time and we want to thank everyone who came out and partied, put us up for the night, and/or picked up a copy of our cd!
Although BEWARE! will not be performing again until January 8th, members Matt, Kamran and Ryan will join some friends (including Dan M. from Barons in the Attic) for an insanely epic set of chart topping hits. Expect the unexpected. We’ll be joined by Barons in the Attic, Steer, Summer People, and Barrow Burrow as well as a dance party straight into the early morning! We’ll have both floors at Valentine’s shaking as well as free champagne and pizza! Definitely come check this one out! 18+, 8:00pm, $7 and the facebook page is here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=138668536188795
Looking into 2010: we’ve got one heck of a party January 8th in Troy at our favorite DIY space – 51 3rd st. (Troy Bike Rescue). We’ll be playing with Cattle Drums (Oneonta, NY), SIRS (Purchase, NY), and TBR in house party-starters Crossbow (featuring the inimitable Ryan Jenkins). It’s a steal at only $5! Doors at 8pm! You can check out the facebook event page here for more details: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=177801338914643
Also, the new myspace is horrible. I mean, it’s been bad for years but their ‘shows’ feature worked great! Now all that has changed, so we’re not sure what we’re going to do about that. In the meantime we’ll be posting all upcoming events on the blog and also on our facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/bewaretheotherheadofscience
Have a very happy New Year and we’ll see you soon!
Hey guys, we hope everyone enjoyed their Funsgivings and Thanksgivings. We certainly did! The 3rd Annual Funsgiving was super-rad and we hope you guys all enjoyed the special set that we played. For anyone interested I will include a list of the songs and the bands they are by at the end of this post. In the meantime we’ve cleaned up the blog a little and are looking forward to December 10th where we will play at Savannah’s for the first time with old friends Severe Severe and Ghoul Poon as well as the inimitable Skeletons in the Piano. This show is going to be awesome, it’s like having Halloween all over again… but in December! Like, Decemberween! We hope you’ll come check it out. I’ve heard that Savannah’s has a great sound system and some choice beer on tap! Check out theFacebook event for more info!
Funsgiving Set list:
The Boston Celtics – DUYD (Dig Up Your Date) (off of the ‘Flower Moon’ EP)
Desperately Obvious – Mind Over What Matters (un-released)
Littlefoot – Joints Give Way (off of the ‘Rock and Roll Car Wash’ EP)
Matt Ferguson – Lemons (off of the ‘Hey, Brain’ EP)
Nursing Home Discoveries – Cold Storage (off of the
‘March’ ‘Memorized’ EP)
Littlefoot – Rock and Roll Car Wash (unreleased)
Littlefoot – Blush (off the ‘Rock and Roll Car Wash’ EP)
The Boston Celtics – Flower Moon (off of the ‘Flower Moon’ EP)
Desperately Obvious – Lack of Communication (off of the ‘Fall’ LP)
BEWARE! the Other Head of Science – Holy House Party (off of the ‘3rd Annual B3nson Family Funsgiving’ compilation)
BEWARE! the Other Head of Science – Champ (off of the ‘Big American Godzilla Party’ LP)
This Friday, October 29th will see the 3rd incarnation of the Annual Halloween Freak-Out at Valentine’s, which will once again see B3nson’s own Sgt Dunbar and BEWARE! the Other Head of Science team up with local faves Sea of Trees. This year Albany up-and-comer’s Around the World and Back will also join the bill (check them out currently on the cover of Metroland!). The past 2 years have been quite the party and this year will prove to be no different; prepare for tricks, treats, and an evening of great music! There will be prizes for the best costume and if last year was any indication, this year will have some serious competition. Step up your game, folks!
Showtime is 8pm, $7 cover, ages 18+
Valentine’s (upstairs) is located at 17 New Scotland Ave, Albany NY
We’ll See you There!
Ahhhhh! It has been a while since we’ve blogged, but I promise to you that we have been busy. We opened up for Titus Andronicus in July with Hallejeluah the Hills. If you have not checked out either of those bands, please do so. They were very nice and fun people and ‘The Monitor’ is one of my favorite albums of the year so far. We also performed at SAW Fest a few weeks back and that was a ton of fun. Many thanks to everyone to worked to put that event on and thanks to everyone who came out and danced hard! We recorded a new song ‘I Only Date Girls that Look Like Carrie Fisher’ at Boomstick Recording Studio in Warwick with our friend Jeffro (of Paper Ships). We are very pleased with the results. You can stream it over at our Myspace Page and it will be available on an upcoming compilation to promote the Restoration Funstival (Rest Fest) at the end of August. Which brings us to our final topic:
Buy your tickets for REST FEST at restfest.net! 2 days of great local music from 16+ bands with art from regional artists, multimedia performances, and food from local businesses in a surreal and historical setting deep in the heart of Albany. The Festival is being presented by the B3nson Recording Company in conjunction with the Historic Albany Society as well as help from 97.7 WEXT, 90.0 WCDB, alloveralbany.com, and local record stores Last Vestige and the Beat Shop. The Festival will take place at St. Joseph’s Church at 38 Ten Broeck st. in Albany on Saturday August 28th and Sunday August 29th. This historic landmark is a sight all on it’s own with original painting, carvings, stained glass and magnificent architecture. Add some of the regions most distinguished musicians, artwork from across the region and good food (and a beer garden!) and it suddenly becomes the most exciting event in the Capital Region!
The Festivities start at 12:00pm both days and will run until about 11pm. This event is all ages, but children under 16 must be accompained by a guardian. You will need your ID’s for will-call if you order tickets online and if you wish to enter the beer garden. You can also pick up tickets at Last Vestige (173 Quail st., Albany) or at the Beat Shop (197 River st., Troy). Tickets for this event are currently $15 for the whole weekend or $10 per day. Get them soon because the price will be going up as the date approaches.
BEWARE! the Other Head of Science
Barons in the Attic
The Red Lions
with DJ sets and multimedia from The Goodship and LMNOPF all day!
Sgt. Dunbar and the Hobo Banned
We Are Jeneric
with DJ sets and multimedia from The Goodship and LMNOPF all day!
Get all of the latest information on the festival (including some suprises!) by BECOMING A FAN on Facebook!
We’ll see you there!
We want to thank everyone who came out to our CD Release show, it was wild and crazy and we wouldn’t have had it any other way! There are some pictures from the show that our friend Patrick took here. Some video is on the way!
Check out our myspace page for upcoming shows, we’ll be all over the northeast in the coming months. Also, we have one last Albany show for a while coming up March 10th. More info can be found here.