Psychedelic rock band The Bash Dogs will be releasing their new song “Captain Harley” along with its music video on November 25 at The Irenic in San Diego. The song was written about the band’s lovable friend Harley, a homeless man living in Newport Beach known for his eccentric behavior. Since the song consists of a surf groove, the video mimics classic 1960s surf videos with its vintage filters and even features real clips of mid century surfing. While The Bash Dogs jam under Newport’s pier, Harley makes charm film debut as he joyfully dances in the sand behind them.
Inspired by the classics of Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, and The Beatles, brothers Nate and Jeremy Barrett (10 and 8-years-old at the time) formed The Bash Dogs as young rockers in 2005. The brothers met their funky bass player Nathan Schmok in high school by scouting him in performances in the school’s jazz band. Now writing heavy rock riffs with elements of surf and ’60s psychedelia, the band creates a raw, garage rock n’ roll sound that stirs up a rowdy crowd of stage divers and moshing fans. Aside from selling out SoCal venues such as The Constellation Room (at The Observatory), SOMA, The Roxy, House of Blues and plenty more, The Bash Dogs also won 1st place at the KROQ Battle of the Bands. The band’s most memorable times include: touring colleges in Colorado, Northern and Southern California, playing the LA KISS Game at the Honda Center, performing with some of their own favorite bands, and of course getting rowdy with the loyal fans.
“The Bash Dogs have a resume to impress.”
The Shivs, Splavender, Aquarium, and Essex Class will open for The Bash Dogs when they all perform at The Irenic. Tickets will cost $12 and it will all begin at 6:30 PM. The Bash Dogs will also perform new psychedelic songs that have not officially been released yet so the audience can expect many surprises.