To celebrate the 14th anniversary of OC Weekly's annual summer guide, we're co-hosting a party with the Kona Brewing Co. at The Strand, 500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach on Saturday, 3 to 8 p.m. It's all ages, and free--so you have no excuse to miss it! There'll be a Kona Beer Garden, after which Danny Maika plays at a 21+ party at Shorebreak Hotel.
We're also letting you preview most of the artists on the lineup; Two Guns is the fourth in the Liquid Aloha Fest Q&A series.
Two Guns--made up of Kevin Poush, Aaron Bradford, Brad Lindsay and newcomers Harris Pittman and Gabe Palmer--have definitely mastered the art of the sweet hook in their songwriting. The songs off the Long Beach band's 2009 self-titled debut making you think of iced tea and lazy afternoons driving around; it also got airplay from over 40 national radio stations including KROQ and KCRW.
If their songs sound familiar, it's probably because you've heard them on various film and TV spots, including Jason Bushman'sHollywood Je T'aime
and the season finale ofJersey Shore
. Currently in the studio with Cold War Kids' producer Matt Wignall, watch out for their sophomore effort,Far People in Far Places
, out sometime this year.
Brief disclosure: Poush is part of OC Weekly's sales team, and Pittman is the significant other of the OC Weekly's web editor. But you knew that, right?
OC Weekly (Lilledeshan Bose): When was the last time you got lei'ed?
Kevin Poush: We're gentlemen. We'd never tell.
What song do you have that's a soundtrack to summer?
Internally, we call our song "I Am Overstating" the feel good song of the summer.
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What's your favorite band to listen to on the beach?
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Who is a better tanning buddy: George Hamilton or David Hasselhoff?
KIT sans David
How does the band like to cool off?
Beer and a backyard with a pool. Diving board preferred.