Floridian punk foursome Hot Water Music sure kept their fans waiting. 2012 saw the group release album Exister—their first new full-length record in eight years. But through hiatuses, breakups and reunions, '90s punk diehards remain steadfast and loyal to HWM. Their current tour skips around the continent and stops by the Observatory this week, testing the venue's amps with their special brand of loud, fast and crazy. We especially admire the band's online contest, awarding some fans an opportunity to hang with the group and drink a few beers (specifically Pabst Blue Ribbon). Though not happening at any California shows, slugging back some PBR and avoiding elbows in the pit sounds almost as fun.
Wed., Feb. 6, 8 p.m., 2013