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One question never changes...

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One question never changes...

Saturday, July 26 - Surgeon Marta are LIVE at the Five Star Bar in Downtown Los Angeles with special guests The Kingdom of Not, Kat & The Canaries, The Fire & The Phoenix and Galvarino!

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Happy 4th of July

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Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July from Surgeon Marta
Fireworks display by Chane
Stars & Stripes

Mercury has finally gone direct and yes dear friends so have we... Direct to your inbox. At last the astrological debris have settled and we want to wish you all a Wonderful July 4th!

Also, for those planning to be on the westside of Los Angeles on the evening of the 4th, tilt yer view towards the Hillcrest Country Club where Chane will be helping set off a seriously insane fireworks display.

I know, I know, Irishmen and explosives may seem a little counter intuitive, dangerous even - but this is America dammit and if an independent DIY punk rock musician wants to help us celebrate our independence, I say, “Why the hell not!?!”

Now assuming the westside doesn’t fall off into the ocean, we’re looking forward to see you all again for our upcoming LIVE gig on Sat. July 26th @ The Five Star Bar in Downtown LA.

Hugs & Suds!

Rx, Viv

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Last Call

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Last Call

Tom Shannon Bowlmor

Help Save Pepy's Galley

Yep the rumors are true, in a classic case of the big guy stomping on the little guy our favorite Los Angeles diner was given a months notice after 44 years of serving up the best breakfast on the Westside. Is there anything to be done?
Well, there’s a town hall meeting with representatives of the new the owners at the Mar Vista Park Rec Center (11430 Woodbine St. LA, 90066) on Tue June 10th @ 7pm. Rumor also has it that Tom Hanks will be attendance... Who says Hollywood doesn't have a conscience?

Time to make some noise people!!

Read the Argonaut News article on the issue - Bonus quote from Chane...

Sign the Petition to Save Pepy's!

Learn more on the SAVE PEPY's Facebook Page

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Speaking with the Dead

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Speaking with the Dead

SM Valentine Red Heart

Surgeon Marta's new single Speaking with the Dead

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Alcoholism and the Afterlife (a true story)

When confronted with experiences that are weird or supernatural most of us chose to pass them off as amusing tales to be shared in social gatherings but rarely worthy of serious examination. Such was the case with our resident “guitar abuser” Chane when recounting an incident from his drinking days in NYC.

“I stopped into one of my regular watering holes and the barman told me I’d been completely messed up the night before. Now I knew I had a few but didn’t think I was that bad. However his version of events had me buying drinks for and talking to someone on the empty barstool beside me!

‘Well why did you keep serving me I asked’?? ‘You kept tipping me’ he said ‘so I didn’t want to break up the conversation’!! Yeah he was an Irish bartender."

 Needless to say the story generated a few laughs but was soon forgotten about until last year when Vivian and Chane watched a show on one of the sci-fi channels detailing haunted locations in NYC.  Suddenly there it was, the bar, the spooky stories associated with it and the jogged memory of arguing with a Welshman about poetry...  or now as it turns out, the ghost of Dylan Thomas!!

Naturally pen was put to paper while vintage amps, pianos and guitars were gathered in a room. The result, an atmospheric punk noir jam (or as the mastering engineer commented, a “gothic bossa nova” called - Speaking with the Dead A.K.A “You Tell Me”

This track is available here as a FREE download from now till Nov 1st, it's official release date on iTunes.

Surgeon Marta will also be making two live appearances. The first on college radio KXLU, performing ghost stories and assorted tales of terror with special guest voice talent @ midnight on Wed 30th Oct (the eve of the eve itself). The second on Fri Nov 1st, DIA DE LOS MUERTOS, in a full decibel hallucinogenic Peckinpah-esque freak out @ Trip, Santa Monica.

Rx,
SM

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The Novel Sound
Check out the cool review we got on The Novel Sound!

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The 3 B's

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The 3 B's

El Medico

When it comes to making music videos Surgeon Marta are guided by the simple “can do” philosophy of the 3B’s: BLOOD, BOOBS & BEDLAM.

Sure we encountered character-building obstacles along the way but we’ve found that the simultaneous ignition of gasoline and lighter fluid can bring joy and delight to pretty much any situation. However it must be said that if the going gets really tough it probably means you’re using a Nikon instead of a Canon.

So without further ado, here's a BIG THANKS to all the lunatics who helped make this happen!

Enjoy...

Do You Say Your Prayers At Night?

Do You Say Your Prayers At Night?

Rx,            SM

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Do You Say Your Prayers At Night?

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Do You Say Your Prayers At Night?

Howling at The Moon

"Surgeon Marta may have lost their minds but they’ve definitely found their soul. - Woodsman Monthly
DO YOU SAY YOUR PRAYERS AT NIGHT is spooky, ambitious, melodic and delicious. - Tooth & Claw
Lycanthropy has never sounded so angelic or seductive but watch out... 
like the fabled sirens of old this cat’s got claws!!"
- The Lupine News

As a love letter to Lon Chaney Jr. and all things that go bump in the night,
we're excited to share with you our first new release since Race To The Red!

Available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and DIRECTLY FROM US!

[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/65774219" params="color=ff6600&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true" width=" 100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]

Also, be sure to check out the music video...

Rx,
    SM

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Do You Say Your Prayers At Night?

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Do You Say Your Prayers At Night?

Howling at The Moon

"Surgeon Marta may have lost their minds but they’ve definitely found their soul. - Woodsman Monthly
DO YOU SAY YOUR PRAYERS AT NIGHT is spooky, ambitious, melodic and delicious. - Tooth & Claw
Lycanthropy has never sounded so angelic or seductive but watch out... 
like the fabled sirens of old this cat’s got claws!!"
- The Lupine News

As a love letter to Lon Chaney Jr. and all things that go bump in the night,
we're excited to share with you our first new release since Race To The Red!

Available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and DIRECTLY FROM US!

[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/65774219" params="color=ff6600&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true" width=" 100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]

Also, be sure to check out the music video...

Rx,
    SM

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If there's one thing better...

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If there's one thing better...

Neon Chane

...than having your name in lights - it's having your ART in lights!

When a "wouldn't it be cool" conversation turns into a 3 x 4 foot neon sign what can you say but, "Hell Yeah!?"

The collaboration between ChaneO' and John, (the owner of TRiP) can be seen every night at 2101 Linclon Blvd. 90405 the coolest live-music venue on the westside.

Rx, SM

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Kiss & Makeup

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Kiss & Makeup

In a world filled with cynicism, violence and the choking grasp of austerity it's easy to forget that the most important thing in life is LOVE.  Although, chilled chocolate dipped strawberries come in a close second...

So wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day all year long!

Rx,      SM

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Santa Baby

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Santa Baby

Surgeon Marta Xmas Nurse

Merry Xmas from Surgeon Marta  

Finally, it's that time of year again where eating chocolate for breakfast seems perfectly normal.  Well at least over here at SM, Hq...

Now we'll be the first to admit, (the 1% aside) that 2011 was a rough year for most of us but courage people - it's almost OVER!

So we'd like to take this opportunity to send a heartfelt, Thank You to everyone who sent some love our way this year. Whether you spun our tunes, shared the stage, or got a wet shirt in the face - Thanks for being there & making it happen!

Many Happy Returns & See you in 2012!

Rx, SM

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Now for a little holiday cheer, if only to show our Irish friends
how over the top Americans can get with holiday decorating...   Enjoy! 

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T'was The Night Before Thanksgiving

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T'was The Night Before Thanksgiving

KXLU 88.9FM Los Angeles

With the current plight and resilience of The Occupy Movement stirring hope and imaginations across the land, Surgeon Marta has decided to stage a little occupation of their own. Next Wednesday, November 24th at midnight Surgeon Marta will take over the airwaves at KXLU, 88.9FM with a special 2-hour DJ set!

From uprising to decriminalizing we'll spin the sounds of rebellion until the needle wears out.

Set your dial to 88.9FM in Los Angeles at 11:59PM Wed. 11/24 on the award winning
Livation Show or stream it live on www.KXLU.com at 8am for our Irish listeners

Callers welcome!

Rx, SM

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Static in the Attic

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Static in the Attic

Free Haunt
For those of you who made it out to The Queen Mary's Dark Harbor and caught our show, merci beaucoup! For the rest of you chill-junkies this Sunday & Monday, (October 30th & 31st) is an opportunity to lower the blood pressure in your wallet and take a stride to the other side in The Insane House of Pain's Haunted Attic!
 Enter all who dare starting at 7PM and as always, other than the cost of your soul, it's completely FREE!

(The last couple of years Surgeon Marta has been lending a hand with these guys so be sure to ask Beetlejuice to, "Send More Cops!")

Hope to see you all there & have a very Happy Halloween!

Rx,
      SM

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Baby, it's Crazy Cold Outside!

The Latest News from Surgeon Marta! Learn more about Surgeon Marta Surgeon Marta's Showtimes & Tour Dates Surgeon Marta's Online Store! Surgeon Marta's Media Page with Music, Videos, Pictures & MORE! Surgeon Marta's Favorite Websites Surgeon Marta's Highly Prescribed Blog How to Contact Surgeon Marta Baby, it’s Crazy Cold Outside!

Merry X-Mas from Surgeon Marta

Greetings and Salutations! It maybe safe to say more things have changed in the last 10 years than the previous 50! How would you even begin to describe the rise & fall of MySpace, 9-11, Skype, The New World Order, Tweets, Facebook, Obama, U.F.C and Two Girls & a Cup to someone who just came out of a coma?

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Don’t Stargate Me In

When I look back on 2010 it’s clearly been a year of change for SM. Yes some changes needed to happen and some we never even saw coming.  Is this good news?  You bet!!  Now stand back cuz someone just kicked over the gasoline and things are about to get a little dangerous around here!

However before we all disappear in a great ball of Hellfire I’d like to add my wish list to the Chanta pile and thank all our friends and family for making the year of the Tiger so fur-tastic.

1)  That Claude Bells dinosaurs would come alive, flee their creationist hi-jackers in Cabazon, move to Pioneertown and join in on the western re-enactment mayhem

2)  A SM band vacation to Kona, Hawaii to attend an interactive time travel symposium with our hosts the dolphins.

3)  A worldwide ban on all GMO’s

4)  A celebrity DUI arrest driving under the influence of Waldoze coffee.

5)  Edgar returns to crowkind

6)  Scorpio Music Festival 2

7)  Finally just a thought about humanity's limitless capacity to inflict murder, torment and destruction on our fellow man. Could we dial it down to say hair pulling and name calling for 2011?  Seriously we’re fucking sick of corrupt government and rapist corporations fucking everything up for everybody. - Thank you

Rxo, Dr. Chane

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ChanuMas

Hey Folks,

It's that time of year again when the Pagan, Jewish and lapsed Catholic members of Surgeon Marta get together to give thanks, praise and reflection on the crazed adventure that was 2010...  and of course, submit their list of demands to The Great Inquisitor in the sky.

First up is our international man of mystery and intrigue Dr. Eugene Cist.

Stay tuned as we keep the flames of expectations burning - at least for the next 8 days...

Rx, SM

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