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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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Speaking with the Dead

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Speaking with the Dead

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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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Go raibh míle maith agat

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Go raibh míle maith agat

Wolf Moon Howl
Surgeon Marta Post Wolf Moon

A BIG Thank You & a Hell Yeah to everybody that came out to celebrate the Night of the Wolf Moon... It was weird, wonderful and a Howling success!

Couldn't have done it without the Swedish metal massage of Magnuson,
the voodoo magic of The Slow Poisoner, the acoustic punk blues of The Bad Bad Things,
the indie-pop groves of The Cocanuts, the untiring support of Santa Monica's
premier live music venue Club TRiP and all of YOU loyal music fanatics!

Aaaaaaaoooogh!!!

Rx, SM

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Night of the Wolf Moon

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Night of the Wolf Moon

Trip Santa Monica

Wolf Moon

You know, there might be something to all this End-Of-The-World business because, that's right...

WE'RE BACK!

Now assuming we all survive the night, let us tell you what we have in store for

Saturday, January 26th, 2013:

It's the first FULL MOON of the new year and as legend has it was dubbed the Wolf Moon by ancient Native American tribes.  So no surprises when we picked this day to premiere our werewolf inspired music video -
Do You Say Your Prayers At Night? our first official music video since Send More Cops!

Joining us on this special night is The Slow Poisoner a one-man surrealistic rock and roll band from San Francisco. He's also a spiritual advice columnist at Pork Magazine who's prognostications of the herenow & hereafter - thrill with uncanny accuracy.

But wait - there’s more!

Keeping the party going will be Culver City’s The Bad Bad Things, a drunk rock garage fiesta fronted by powerhouse vocalist Kryss Deetch.  Prepare to walk the plank to margaritaville!

Finally, wrapping up the night is Moonshine Earl wanted for crimes against musicality in at least seven states and banned from every live venue within Boston's city limits. This liquored lothario will be making his west coast debut at Trip!

See you there!

Rx,
    SM

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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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Surgeon Mary

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Surgeon Mary

Queen Mary Dark Harbor 2011

Surgeon Marta's LIVE on The Queen Mary 10.27.2011

Don't want to spend endless hours waiting in line during Halloween weekend but still want the full-immersion experience of California's number one haunt... (that's actually haunted?!!)  Then join Surgeon Marta at The Dark Harbor on Thursday, October 27th at 7PM sharp!  Bring your best charms, spells and incantations for a righteous rip-tide of full-costumed Rock n' Roll! And remember, as we like to say this time of year, "No blood? No good!"

See you there!
Rx, SM

Don't forget it's half-priced admission before 8PM if you get your tickets online!

Get Your Tickets:
• Online at Dark Harbor Tickets
• Over the phone, call (562) 435-3511 (from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m daily)
• In person at the event box office starting at 5:30 p.m.

More info:

The Queen Mary's Dark Harbor

Gates open @ 6PM - Show starts @ 7pm Sharp - ALL AGES!

1126 Queen's Highway

Long Beach, 90802

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Click HERE for directions

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Homemade Parade, Medical Grenade

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Homemade Parade, Medical Grenade

Surgeon Marta Doo Dah Parade

After spending the last couple of years shouting & singing about parades Surgeon Marta has finally decided to be in one themselves.  Mind you, not just any ol' parade but the world famous “Doo Dah” Parade in Pasadena!

What’s that you say?  You’ve heard of the “Rose Parade” but not the Doo Dah Parade? Well, never mind those corporate show-offs cuz next Sat. we’re gonna fix this crucial gap in your education.

Now in it’s 34th year the Doo Dah Parade is a fun for all celebration of carnival mayhem and DIY absurdity. In other words you’ll love it!!!

What are the details?  Simple really.  The parade kicks off at 11AM and admission is FREE. (Ample free street parking included...) So bring your folding chairs, your cameras and your biggest shout outs.

Afterwards we shall retire to The Colorado Bar where the inn keeper will provide tea and cucumber sandwiches while Surgeon Marta & Drunk in the Garage serenade you with a post royal wedding tribute of Oasis musak instrumentals.

Umm, alright maybe we’re not quite telling the truth in the last paragraph but there’s only one way you’re gonna find out!

See you there!

Rx,
   SM

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The 34th Pasadena Doo Dah Parade
2627 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, 91107
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The Colorado Bar
2640 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena 91107
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Parade starts @ 11:00am - Show starts @ 1:00pm - FREE!

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All Age Rampage

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All Age Rampage

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Ask anyone who’s just turned 21 if they feel or think any differently since the day they turned 18 and chances are good that not much has changed. The legal ramifications of 18 are already enough of a burden without telling someone they can’t have a beer for another 3 years let alone see their favorite band in a bar? It’s not just wrong, it’s cruel and unusual punishment, not to mention the real gateway to alternative substance acquirement!

So you can imagine our delight when Surgeon Marta was approached to play an all ages venue in Mar Vista this Saturday “Hells Yeahs” followed by “Shit there won’t be any booze?” (Only kidding!!!)

Doors open @ 8 pm with Franchot Tone (backed up by members of Jack Johnson, the Beastie Boys and the Culver City Dub Collective) putting the pedal to the floor at 9 pm, Surgeon Marta @ 10pm and roots n' punk sensations The Bad Bad Things @11pm

See you there!

Rx, SM

Saturday, April 16th
Doors - 8PM / Show - 9PM

Directions

12257 Venice Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90066 (323) 600-5050

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How to Avoid a St. Patrick’s Day D.U.I

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How to Avoid a St. Patrick’s Day D.U.I

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Surgeon Marta LIVE w/ The Young Dubliners at The Key Club 3/18/11

How do you avoid a St. Paddy's Day D.U.I? That's easy - Don't go out on St. Paddy's night!

As most of you know L.A.'s St. Patrick's Day Parade was canceled last year and labeled an "unseemly" expenditure. Funny thing is the city had no problem spending loads of cash on roadblocks, booze sniffing dogs and LOTS of L.A.P.D. overtime to ensure the streets of Hollywood were protected from over enthusiastic revelers.

Now it's a year later, the city is still broke, the parade is still canceled and if our recent $200 jaywalking tickets (even though the light was green) are any indicator expect even more police-state chicanery on the 17th.

The solution folks? Celebrate your Irish on the 18th with Surgeon Marta, The Young Dubliners and The Brick Top Blaggers!

As anyone who's been to the strip can testify, the Key Club is the best of the bunch. With great sound, low-key security and multiple levels to view the show from the venue is also offering a special Buy 3 Get 1 FREE ticket deal. Plus, it's an 18 & over night so don't be a green meanie, bring your underage designated driver with you!

See you there!

Rx, SM

Key Club Hollywood

9039 West Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, 90069-1828
(310) 274-5800
DIRECTIONS

Friday, March 18th
Doors open @ 7:30pm / show starts @ 8:00pm - 18 & Over

Get your tickets online using TicketFly
BONUS: Buy 3 - Get 1 FREE!

P.S. Be sure to catch the Young Dubliners this Thursday on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

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The End is High

The End is High

Lately we’ve been hearing some fantastical excuses (think Carrie Fisher w/ machine gun scene from “the Blues Brothers”) for why some of you guys can’t make it to our shows.   We know you love the girls, the g’damn punk rock and our sexy new costumes but let’s face it the simple truth is………you’re BROKE!

And no wonder, the world economy is still serving lemons and the tools responsible are squeezing every single last drop outta them.  Now we even have giant billboards up all over town predicting the end of the world on May 21st.

Well we say fuck these market manipulating war mongering dick holes. No matter what they do life will continue along with art, music and LOVE.

So this Sat. put your wallet back in your pocket, heat up some chocolate, kick off dem doggies and surf on over to www.ErrorFM.com @ 6pm (PST) for a medicinal shot of music, mirth and mayhem.

Streaming LIVE Around the Globe Sat. Feb. 26th - starting @ 6pm PDT on BuddhaMan's International Experience!

Hear you there!

Rx, SM

www.ErrorFM.com 6PM - 11PM PDT

God Save The Queens

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God Save The Queens

Hey Everyone,

Our first show of 2011 is just around the corner!

We took time out at the end of last year for seasonal soakings, lunar realignments and the gestation of new Surgeon Marta melodies. So, while the new tunes are running around the nursery, we want you to come out and join us this Tuesday at Eleven Nightclub in West Hollywood.

As many of you know Surgeon Marta likes to deliver the rock n' roll with a certain theatrical flamboyance and it seems word has gotten around... This Tuesday the noise will be back in boy-town and a happy ending is guaranteed for all!

Rx, SM

FREE Tues. - 2/22/11 - 10PM Eleven Nightclub 8811 Santa Monica Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90069

Click Here for Directions

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Don't Sea Sick

Surgeon Marta's LIVE on The Queen Mary 10.16.2010

It seems the folks that own the Queen Mary have decided to challenge the October strangle-hold of Universal and Knott's Scary Farm by creating the biggest, baddest, out and out scare you witless Halloween Haunt this side of the Rocky Mountains... DARK HARBOR!!!!!!

Naturally they reached out to the wildest band in the land to provide an audio depth charge to your wettest nightmare. Things have been crazy here at SM HQ and if you want to find out just how crazy come on down to Long Beach this Sat for a full immersion hellride across the Seven Seas of Saturn!

Click HERE for an exclusive Dark Harbor Gift Coupon and don't forget to mention Surgeon Marta!

Get Your Tickets: • Online at Ticketleap.com • Over the phone, call (562) 435-3511 (from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m daily) • In person at the event box office starting at 5:30 p.m.

More info: The Queen Mary's Dark Harbor

Gates open @ 6PM - Show starts @ 8pm Sharp - ALL AGES!

The Queen Mary's Dark Harbor 1126 Queen's Highway Long Beach, 90802 Saturday, October 16th, 2010 Click HERE for directions

Rx, SM

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Scarlet Lady

Surgeon Marta's Scarlet Lady 09.25.2010

The whore of Babylon rides into town astride a 7-headed beast wreaking havoc and destruction everywhere. Her robes glow neon scarlet, the infamous colors of shame and promiscuity. It seems the end is truly nigh and yes as residents in a cultural center of debauchery we’re all going to Hell!

However let’s back it there up a minute because we do have it on good authority that this won’t actually happen till 2013. So stop the finger pointing and listen up...

This Saturday Surgeon Marta and our buddies The Bad Bad Things will throw down a Punk Rock Jamboree that’ll leave you spinning, grinning, sinning and ready for what’s happening in the next zip code over.

That’s right for one “all night” only GLOW the Art Rave returns to Santa Monica. So get your night started right in Culver City and then head on over and join in the “commotion by the ocean.”

The Scarlet Lady Saloon 5411 Sepulveda Blvd Culver City, 90230 Click HERE for directions

Rx, SM

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One Candle

Surgeon Marta's One Candle 09.18.2010

There's something about parties especially birthday parties that always brings out the best in Surgeon Marta. Why only a few weeks ago we brought traffic to a complete standstill on Vermont Ave. Crowds were exiting a Greek Theater funk festival when we cranked up (on a front lawn) just down the road. Within minutes, like flies to the honey, hundreds had gathered to take the nite train from funky town to punky town.

The funniest part came right in the middle of Send More Cops when not one but two patrol cars managed to squeeze their way through with lights-a-flashing!!! Yes the party was over but the WTF expressions on the faces of the LAPD were priceless!

So can we promise you more mayhem this Sat? Well hells yeah!!! It's the Buddaman's Birthday Party!
Alan "Buddaman" Lohr was a pioneering DJ in the early days of KROQ with his metaphysical rock n' roll show "The 3rd Eye." Needless to say as KROQ started gagging on corporate cock the Buddaman jumped ship to what was then the new wild west... internet radio! Now with over 100,000 listeners Buddaman and ErrorFM are still keeping the man outta Rock n Roll.

Come celebrate with us this Saturday as we broadcast to the world LIVE from the The Aqua Lounge (you've seen it on HBO's Entourage) Surgeon Marta and cake cutting starts at 9:30pm SHARP with FREE ALL AGES admission up till 10pm so don't be late !!!

BuddhaMan's International Experience Special Birthday Edition
will also be streaming LIVE Around the World
Sat. Sept. 18th, 2010 starting @ 6pm PDT on on ErrorFM and on the AIR on 94.9FM in Hudson Valley, NY!

The Aqua Lounge
424 N Beverly Dr.
Beverly Hills, 90210
Click HERE for directions

Rx, SM

www.ErrorFM.com 6PM - 12AM PDT

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Air Wave

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Tune-in to ErrorFM to hear Surgeon Marta like you've never heard them before... TURNED DOWN!

That's right we'll be LIVE in the ErrorFM studios preforming all your favorite SM tunes but with a major decrease in volume. (You could almost call it un-plugged - but we won't!)

Listen closely as we gather around a large expensive microphone to preform audibly coherent versions of songs you thought you knew the lyrics too, but now finally will!

PLUS: As things have taken an audiophile direction we're also pleased to announce the additional presence of power-house tenor and recent America's Got Talent alumni - HANNIBAL MEANS!

Streaming LIVE Around the World Sat. Aug. 28th - starting @ 6pm PDT onBuddhaMan's International Experience!

Hear you there!

Rx, SM

www.ErrorFM.com 6PM - 11PM PDT

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Air Wave

Tune-in to ErrorFM to hear Surgeon Marta like you've never heard them before... TURNED DOWN!

That's right we'll be LIVE in the ErrorFM studios preforming all your favorite SM tunes but with a major decrease in volume. (You could almost call it un-plugged - but we won't!)

Listen closely as we gather around a large expensive microphone to preform audibly coherent versions of songs you thought you knew the lyrics too, but now finally will!

PLUS: As things have taken an audiophile direction we're also pleased to announce the additional presence of power-house tenor and recent America's Got Talent alumni - HANNIBAL MEANS!

Streaming LIVE Around the World Sat. Aug. 28th - starting @ 6pm PDT on BuddhaMan's International Experience!

Hear you there!

Rx, SM

www.ErrorFM.com 6PM - 11PM PDT

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