There aren't too many bands, at least to those with quirky sensibilities, as appealing as New York trio We Are Scientists. Just check out their official site--it features "good new jokes" on the front page, like "Between Judas and the Romans, Jesus got double-crossed!" and "What did the happy book say to his friend, also a book? 'We have a very good shelf life!'" There's also a "reviews" section, where the band members give their thoughts on such awesome things as "The Best New Names for Eagles" and "The pun-based sign at the Manchester Metro Premier Travel Inn front desk."
So it's suitably exciting that WAS are returning to southern California on May 31 at Detroit Bar, just a month and a half after their opening day set at Coachella. Tickets are on sale today, and are $15.
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Also coming to the Costa Mesa venue, as canny readers have no doubt figured out from the title of this blog: veteran, vastly influential, alternative rock band Dinosaur Jr. Around since 1984, they're releasing their ninth studio album on June 23--but three days before that, will be playing Detroit Bar. Tickets are $25, and also on sale now through the venue's Web site.