Well, LoCO got a hold of 'em. And as much as it's totally beneath our really, really respectable website-thingy to reproduce them, in the interest of documenting, uh, watershed moments in Humboldt County musical culture, here are the Drifter Killer scandal shots:
See? Scandal! In related news, unless they're run out of town Drifter Killer will be leading the party Saturday night in the Eureka Inn's Palm Lounge with opening act the debuting Death Valley Troubadours. LoCO caught up with member of both bands Cliff Dallas (he's the smug lookin' hombre in the first picture) for a Facebook chat:
LoCO: What is the best way to convince classy Humboldt ladies to be a part of a debaucherous band photo shoot?
CD: Just ask nicely. Oh, and have alcohol. Really ... a lot of alcohol. Not all for drinking. At the end of the shoot, I used a bottle of Vodka to sanitize a cut on Sherae O'Shaughnessy's foot. Oh, and bring every anti-anxiety medication in western medicine's arsenal.
LoCO: Drifter Killer describe themselves as "Trans Am psychedelic rock." How many Trans Ams have you wrecked?
CD: That's a tricky question. Much like the captain of a sinking ship, it is dishonorable to survive a Trans Am wreck. So, I'm going to have to answer "none."
LoCO: You're pulling double duty Saturday -- your new band Death Valley Troubadours is opening the show. Which of your two bands are more likely to break something on stage?
CD: That's a tie ... Drifter Killer is more likely to break a guitar and a jaw, and The Death Valley Troubadours are more likely to break a few hearts.
LoCO: What is the best perk associated with rocking The Palm Lounge?
CD: This is our first time playing that sweet venue, so I guess just the knowledge that we haven't been banned yet. That, and it's an exciting new venue, and it provides just what Eureka has needed for years.
LoCO: Describe the attitude of the perfect audience member for a Drifter Killer show.
CD: Someone who loves rock n' roll so much that they're willing to dance like a cocaine-fueled Hell Hound in a meat locker. A willingness to cut loose and have a good time, and not be the least bit concerned with what others think. I guess the shortened answer to this question would be our friend "Mike Redd."
Manila Community Center
/ 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Grab your shovels and your friends and spend the day frolicking at the beach and playing in the sand. Participation by all ages and skill levels, cash prizes awarded.
/ $1 kids under 12
Pitch a tent with Park Ranger Patricia Pinky and her bumbling assistant Frumpsie, as they learn the ways of nature through soaring misadventures.
/ 4 p.m.
Honoring Jane Hill who, with her late husband Carlo Mazzone-Clementi, founded Dell'Arte in Berkeley in 1971. Night includes ceremony, dinner, drink, and performance of The Comedy of Errors.
Eel River Brewery
/ 6 p.m.
/ $5 adv.
Wine, beer, food, music and democracy. All attendees will be given an optional form to score the available wines and vote for their favorites. The results will be tabulated and used to determine Eel River Brewing Company's 2013-14 Wine List. Music by singer-songwriter Michael Dayvid.
/ 8 p.m.
Set in a place much like the Arcata Plaza, at an event much like the Farmers Market, Dell’Arte puts an original twist on Shakespeare’s outrageous farce.
Los Bagels Eureka
/ 9-11 p.m.
Free, outdoor screening of The Goonies. BYO blankets and seating, and munch on some popcorn, cookies, coffee and hot chocolate served in the café.
Manila Community Center
/ 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Grab your shovels and your friends and spend the day frolicking at the beach and playing in the sand. Participation by all ages and skill levels is encouraged, cash prizes will be awarded.
/ 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Local produce, meats flowers and more. Music at 10 a.m. (Click for music schedule.)
/ 9 a.m.
/ Free Everyone
Humboldt Baykeeper invites you aboard a 25-foot Boston Whaler, for a free natural history tour of Humboldt Bay.
Main Street, Ferndale
/ 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
On the corner of Shaw and Main streets. Sustainable farms sell local produce direct to the consumer.
/ 7-10 p.m.
Jazz flights, anyone?
/ 9 p.m.
Volatile mixture of high energy rock 'n' roll injected with doses of psychedelic trips gone wrong. Cliff Dallas and the Death Valley Troubadours open.